If you have children under age 18, it’s not too late to claim the 2021 Child Tax Credit, even if you don’t usually file taxes. Be sure to file a 2021 tax return in 2022 to claim the credit, which is worth $3,600 per child under age 6 and $3,000 per child aged 6-17. Learn more here.

Stimulus Checks (Recovery Rebate Credit)

  • If you are eligible for the stimulus checks from 2020 but you haven’t received the first and/or second stimulus check, you must file taxes to receive your checks.
  • Review the Recovery Rebate Credit frequently-asked questions on the IRS website.
  • File a 2020 tax return and claim the Recovery Rebate Credit to receive your stimulus checks.
    • Use this decision tree to figure out if you should file a full return or a simplified return and how you can file your taxes for free online
  • Learn more about the first two rounds of stimulus checks here.
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