There is one group of people who are eligible to receive the entire lump sum payment of up to $1,800 in Dec. for the child tax credit payments.
Non-filers who did not file taxes in 2019 or 2020 due to a low enough income can still claim the payments.
Child tax credit payments went out automatically starting in July to families who had their tax return details on file.
Non-filers don’t have their details on file, so they would need to sign up through the IRS portal, which is now closed. The other option is GetCTC.org which is open until Monday, Nov. 15.
All you need is your social security number or individual taxpayer ID number.
Families who sign up now will then be eligible to obtain the full amount for their children, either $1,500 or $1,800, depending on their age.
This lump sum covers all of the payments that went out every month from July through Dec.
The remaining half of the child tax credit can be claimed in 2022.