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Publication 5534-D The 2021 Child Tax Credit: Three Steps to Getting Your Advance Payments (Flyer)<>
Publication 5534-E Advance Payments of the Child Tax Credit: Which Online Tool Should I Use (Flyer)<>
Publication 5534-F Advance Child Tax Credit Payments for Americans Experiencing Homelessness (Flyer)<>

Low-income families still have time to sign up for advance child tax credit payments

It's not too late for low-income families to sign up for advance child tax credit payments<>.

The IRS urges anyone who normally isn't required to file a tax return to explore the tools available on The Eligibility Assistant can help determine eligibility for the advance child tax credit. The Non-filer Sign-up tool<> can help people file a simplified tax return to sign up for these payments. Some non-filers may also be eligible for the $1,400 per person Economic Impact Payments and the recovery rebate credit. Persons can get these benefits, even if they do not work, have no income or, do not have a permanent address.

For these families, each advance CTC payment is up to $300 per month for each qualifying child<> under age 6 and, up to $250 per month for each child ages 6 through 17.

Payments are generally issued on the 15th of each month through December 2021.

• The IRS sends advance child tax credit payments to eligible families who filed a 2019 or 2020 income tax return. This includes people who successfully use the Non-filer Sign-up tool<> for advance CTC, available only on People can access the Non-filer Sign-up tool or the step-by-step guide<> for using it on

• The Non-filer Sign-up tool is available until October 15, 2021.