The IRS starting sending Letter 6419 in December and will continue to mail it through January.
Tax season is nearly here — you can file your taxes as early as Jan. 24 — which means it’s almost time for parents to get the rest of their 2021 child tax credit money. Half of the expanded child tax credit payments for 2021 were disbursed in advance to parents who didn’t opt out of the monthly payments. Parents can soon receive the remaining half of the money (or more) after filing their 2021 taxes.
In order to get that money, however, you’ll need to be on the lookout for a specific letter from the IRS with important information about your child tax credit. The IRS started mailing copies of Letter 6419 in late December and will continue to send more letters throughout January. The agency is urging you to hold on to the notice as you’ll need it when you file your 2021 taxes.
We’ll explain what the letter contains and why you shouldn’t throw it away. For more information, here’s everything to know about the upcoming child tax credit payment. Also, here’s what to do if you’re having issues with a missing payment.
Child tax credit: Everything we know