ATLANTA – The IRS has given an additional child tax credit to millions of families, and it’s happening early.
There will be six deposits in six months. They started arriving on July 15th. Deposits run throughout the year. But that’s only the first half. You can claim the second half of what you get on your 2021 tax return.
You don’t have to do anything to start the process. It will come to you the same way you get your tax refund – either by direct deposit or by mail. If you get the maximum amount, it’s $ 300 per month per child for a total of $ 3,600.
Just like stimulus checks, you can track your money here: GET MY PAYMENT.
Over 36 million families are eligible. That’s a lot of money deposited into accounts everywhere. And you better believe the crooks want it. Let’s go over the ways to protect yourself.
Cyber analysts Checkpoint offer this wise advice.
Use double checking when you can. The IRS never contacts you by email, text, or social media to ask for more information, such as personal or financial information. The IRS will not threaten you. If you get that call that the police are coming, hang up. If you are contacted and told that your money is being withheld and will be released if you wire money, ignore it.
If you are not sure what is real and what is not, contact someone you trust and lead them through them. A second set of eyes will help you see more clearly.
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