IRS Mailing Letters in January to Recipients of the Advance Child Tax Credit

If you received advance child tax credit payments in 2021 you will receive Letter 6419 in the mail from the IRS this month, January 2022. It’s essential that you give this letter to your tax preparer when filing your 2021 return.

The letter will include the total amount of advance payments you received in 2021 and your accountant may need to refer to this notice to claim the remaining child tax credit amount.

Keep in mind that when you file your 2021 tax return you will need to compare the total amount of the advance payments you received in 2021 with the amount you are allowed. If the amount allowed exceeds the total amount received through the advance payments in 2021, you can claim the remaining amount on your 2021 return. On the other hand, if the amount you’re allowed is less than the amount in the advance payments received, you may be required to repay some or all of the excess payment.

It’s important to note that if you opted out of receiving the advance credit in 2021 you will not receive the Letter 6419 from the IRS.

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