OMAHA, Neb. — From July 15 through December 2021, if you qualified for payments through the American Rescue Plan Act, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced it is sending monthly payments direct deposit, paper check or through debit cards. These payments are an advance on the child tax credit, which means eligible people will receive up to half of their child tax credit in these monthly payments and the other half when they file their 2021 taxes. You can go to IRS.gov to see who qualifies, how much you may receive, and how to address any problems. You will also have the option of unenrolling from the advance payments program.

“Millions of people in our country were sent into poverty by the pandemic, and this announcement is a welcome relief for many families,” said BBB Regional CEO Jim Hegarty. “However,…

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