Stimulus and Child Tax Credit Payments: Today Is the Final Day to Claim Your Money


Today is the last day to claim your missing stimulus and child discount if you haven’t already. The IRS reported in October that 9 million eligible families still hadn’t claimed their payments. If you’re one of the millions who haven’t received your money, you need to take action tonight before the time runs out.

For many who are still waiting for payments, it is because they never filed a tax return, either because they are not required to file or because they needed more time. The IRS used tax returns to determine whether you were eligible for both payments.

Keep reading to find out when you can file your simplified tax return tonight to collect any stimulus payments or child credit you owe. For more information, check your state sends incentive checks this month.

When is the deadline for claiming stimulus money or child credit?

The deadline for claiming your money depends on whether or not you have to file a tax return. You are generally not required if you file single and earn less than $12,550 per year.

You have until 11:59 p.m. ET on Thursday, November 17 to fill out a simplified tax return to claim your missing stimulus or child tax credit if you don’t normally have to file taxes.

If you filed a tax deferral earlier this year or have not yet filed it, your deadline for filing your tax return was if you are required to file October 17. That was also the last day to file Form 1040 to avoid a late filing penalty.

If you have been affected by any of the recent natural disasters such as Hurricane Ian, you have to February 15, 2023, to submit. But if you live in an area covered by Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster declarations, such as Kentucky or Missouri, Tuesday, November 15 was the last day to submit.

You may soon be missing out on your stimulus money and child tax credit.

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Have you filed a tax return but still have not received your money? Here’s what else it could be

If you did your tax return this year, but still haven’t received an incentive check or child tax credit that you qualify for, there are a few other things that could hold it back.

  • You have not set up a bank account.
  • It was the first time you filed a report.
  • You have a mixed-status household.
  • You have not updated your address with the IRS or USPS.
  • You experience homelessness.
  • You have no or limited internet access.

If none of these reasons apply to you, it may be time to file a payment trace with the IRS by calling 800-919-9835 or email in form 3911.

How much money you could get from child tax credit and stimulus payments

Improved child discount: Up to $3,600 per child, or up to $1,800 per child if you received monthly payments in 2021.

First stimulus check: $1,200, shipped April 2020.

Second Stimulus Control: $600, shipped December 2020.

Third stimulus check: $1,400, shipped March 2021.

Keep in mind that if you filed your taxes in 2021, you should have already received your money from the first two stimulus checks.

For more information, check your state sends additional child tax credit payments.

The Valley Voice
The Valley Voice
Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for The Valley Voice, with a focus on sports and stories related to race and culture.


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