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Americans are waiting for their lump sum of $1,800 to go Christmas shopping, are you eligible?

Some families are eligible to receive a child tax credit payment worth $1,800 altogether.

This is mainly for families that aren’t required to file their taxes and did not in 2019 or 2020.

In order to get this lump sum, these households needed to claim the credit themselves by the deadline of Nov. 15.

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The GetCTC.org online took came out for these families specifically. To use it, qualifying family members needed their social security number of ITIN to login.

The portal made it so those who missed out on the child tax credits or stimulus checks could then claim them. Families that didn’t file taxes also were not automatically sent stimulus checks.

The IRS used previous tax returns to determine eligibility.

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Anyone that was able to sign up last week by Nov. 15 can now expect the lump sum of up to $1,800 Dec. 15.

They will then receive the second half of the child tax credit next tax season in 2022.

The deadline has passed, so non-filers that did not sign up in time will need to wait until 2022 to file taxes and claim their child tax credit.

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To claim, families can use a simplified tax return.

Everyone else who has been receiving the payments regularly can expect their sixth and final payment Dec. 15, worth up to $300 per child.

The second half will be given after filing a tax return for 2021 next year.



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