Low income families have just over a week to sign up for the child tax credits before they miss the chance.
The deadline to sign up through the IRS non-filer tool was Oct. 15, but another way was created by the White House, US Treasury, and Code for America.
Now, families have one last chance to sign up through GetCTC.org that did not file taxes in 2019 or 2020.
Families that don’t file usually earn less than $12,200 as a single taxpayer or $24,400 as a married couple filing jointly.
The tool requires a social security number or an individual taxpayer ID number and can be used until Nov. 15. Claiming before then will give families the full payment that everyone else was getting monthly all in one lump sum in Dec. worth up to $1,800 per child.
If families don’t sign up they’ll need to file taxes next year to claim the full amount. They’ll need to file for the credit even if they don’t usually file.
Others can expect their fifth monthly payment Nov. 15 worth up to $300 per child.
Child tax credits are worth $3,600 next tax season, and the full amount will be paid out in full during 2022.
Kids under 6 are getting a credit worth $3,600, kids ages 6 to 17 are getting a credit worth $3,000, and students claimed in college up to the age of 24 will get credits worth $500.
Related: Households have one last chance to collect the $3,600 in child tax credits if they haven’t yet, here’s how
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