Sign up to receive the 2021 Advance Child Tax Credit

Even if you don’t file taxes, you’re still eligible for monthly child payments — straight from the IRS to you. These payments will start going out July 2021, so sign up today!

Diagram of money traveling each month from the Treasury to a baby

Answer a few questions to get started.

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  1. Did you already file a 2020 federal income tax return?
  2. Did your 2020 gross income exceed $12,400 (or $24,800 for a married couple)?
  3. Were you married as of the end of 2020, but cannot include your spouse’s information when using this tool?
  4. Can you or your spouse be claimed as dependents by another person?
  5. Is your main home somewhere other than the United States?
  6. Are you requesting the Advance Child Tax Credit for a child born in 2021?
  7. You can proceed, but you can't receive monthly CTC payments for a child born this year.
  8. Sorry, but you’re ineligible to sign up using this tool. However, if you filed a 2020 tax return, you’re already in the system! Learn more here.