WASHINGTON — The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service
today urged families to take advantage of a special online tool that
can help them determine whether they qualify for the Child Tax Credit
and the special monthly advance payments beginning on July 15.
Available exclusively on IRS.gov, the new Child Tax Credit Eligibility Assistant,
launched earlier this week, is interactive and easy to use. By
answering a series of questions about themselves and their family
members, a parent or other family member can quickly determine whether
they qualify for the credit.
Though anyone can use this tool, it may be particularly useful to
families who don’t normally file a federal tax return and have not yet
filed either a 2019 or 2020 tax return. Often, these are people who
receive little or no income, including those experiencing homelessness,
low income households, and other underserved groups. Using this tool can
help them decide…