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How to claim a missed payment for the Child Tax Credit

Here are some things you should know about the Child Tax Credit 2022.

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If you missed a payment, be sure to claim it before the tax deadline in April.


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How much is the Child Tax Credit worth?

Eligible families were able to claim Child Tax Credit payments. These payments reached a maximum of $300 per month per child five years old or younger. There is a $250 maximum per month per child between six and 17 years old. Read more about it here.

These payments were made on the 15th of every month from July to December 0f 2021. The final payment will come in April, 2022. You can get paid up to $1,800 for kids five and younger and $1,500 for children ages six to 17.

Some people opted out of the advance payments. This means that they will receive the full amounts of either $3,600 or $3,000 this April.

However, if you joined late, you’ll be owed a different amount. You should have received a letter from the IRS outlining how much you have received and how much is still due.


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What do I do if  I missed out on a payment?

If you missed Child Tax Credit payments in 2021, it isn’t too late to receive them. All you have to do is fill out Schedule 8812 (Form 1040).

However, the form must be completed before the upcoming tax deadline. This year it is April 18.

You likely will not be able to receive any of the Child Tax Credit payments before the deadline.

By filling out Schedule 8812(Form 1040), will mean that you are properly registered and you’ll receive the payments after the deadline, if you are eligible to get them.

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