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Child Tax Credit Portal Enhanced

The Internal Revenue Service has added the ability for families to update postal mailing addresses to the Child Tax Credit Update Portal. The IRS also plans to add other self-service features to the site this year.

Families that wish to receive payment checks for September can update their addresses before midnight Eastern Time on Monday, August 30. Changes after that will be applied to future payments.

The changed addresses will also be applied to all future IRS correspondence.

Additional features planned for this year include the ability to perform the following:                                                                                                           *Add or remove children in most situations;                                                                                                                                                                     *Report a change in marital status; or                                                                                                                                                                              *Report a significant change in income.

Features already available on the portal include the ability of families to verify their eligibility for the payments and then switch from receiving a paper check to direct deposit; change the account where their payment is direct deposited; or Stop monthly payments for the rest of 2021.

The IRS has created a special Advance Child Tax Credit 2021 page designed to provide the most up-to-date information about the credit and the advance payments. Its features include an updated set of frequently asked questions and the new Publication 5549, IRS User Guide: Child Tax Credit Update Portal. It also provides direct links to the portal, as well as two other online tools — the Non-Filer Sign Up Tool and the Child Tax Credit Eligibility Assistant


Bob Scott
Bob Scott has provided information to the tax and accounting community since 1991, first as technology editor of Accounting Today, and from 1997 through 2009 as editor of its sister publication, Accounting Technology. He is known throughout the industry for his depth of knowledge and for his high journalistic standards.  Scott has made frequent appearances as a speaker, moderator and panelist and events serving tax and accounting professionals. He  has a strong background in computer journalism as an editor with two former trade publications, Computer+Software News and MIS Week and spent several years with weekly and daily newspapers in Morris County New Jersey prior to that.  A graduate of Indiana University with a degree in journalism, Bob is a native of Madison, Ind
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