How do I get my Child Tax Credit (CTC) payments?

To get the Child Tax Credit (CTC) you have to file a tax return. Whether or not you received monthly CTC payments last year, and whether or not you filed taxes in the last few years or at all, filing a tax return this year is the right next step to get your CTC payments.

If you received advance monthly payments in 2021 then you can file a tax return to get the rest of your payments (generally, $1,800 per younger child and $1,500 per older child). If you did not receive monthly payments in 2021 then you can file a tax return to get your total CTC payments (generally, $3,600 per younger child and $3,000 per older child).

You can file a tax return for free with GetYourRefund.

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