Thank you for visiting our web page about economic impact payments (EIP), the Child Tax Credit (CTC), and other refundable tax credits.
The IRS and the Department of Treasury (Treasury) provided an online Non-Filer Sign-up Tool as a convenient way for people who do not ordinarily file a tax return with the IRS to claim advance CTC payments and missing stimulus payments, or EIPs. The November 15, 2021 deadline to use the tool has passed.
Filing a 2021 Federal tax return in 2022 will allow families eligible to claim the 2021 CTC to receive their remaining benefit. Most families who received advance CTC payments only received half of the value of their credit.
If you didn’t file a tax return for 2020 and you did not use the sign-up tool before the deadline passed, you can still claim your full CTC and any amount of the EIPs provided in the American Rescue Plan that you are eligible for but have not yet received, by filing a 2021 Federal tax return in 2022.
Important: Did you know?
- Social Security excludes the Child Tax Credit as income and resources for 12 months when considering a person’s eligibility for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and monthly SSI payment amount.
- Social Security does not count EIPs and certain other disaster assistance against your eligibility for SSI or your SSI amount. Learn more by reading, “Does COVID-19 financial assistance affect my Supplemental Security Income (SSI) eligibility or payment?”