- The IRS confirms that it will provide an ‘extra’ payment for undocumented immigrants
- After several families complained that they had not received their first check, the IRS was left with no more than admitting that the inconvenience was due to a programming error.
- Now, they assure that “all affected taxpayers will receive their July payment”
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) confirms that it will deliver an ‘extra’ payment for undocumented immigrants that would arrive at the end of August, so many wonder, is it my responsibility to receive this financial aid?
The tax collection agency sent on July 15 the first check corresponding to the Tax Credit for children to millions of families in the country and the second batch of payments was issued on Friday, August 13. However, many were left waiting for their money.
IRS confirms ‘extra’ payment for undocumented that would arrive at the end of August
After several families claimed that they had not received their first check, the IRS was left with no more than admitting that the inconvenience was due to an agency programming error. So he acknowledged that some citizens with individual taxpayer identification numbers (ITINs) were still waiting for that first payment.
“We have worked quickly to correct this problem and these taxpayers will begin receiving payments in August. All affected taxpayers will receive their July payment, ”the agency commented. Now, how will they solve the situation?
Solutions for families with ITIN
After acknowledging a “programming error” that specifically affected ITIN filers, the IRS assured those injured would receive their July payment in full. “The IRS is correcting an issue regarding CTC advance payments for families where parents have a Personal Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) and qualifying children have a Social Security number,” the agency statement began. .
When will the ‘extra’ payment arrive? End of august. “Families that did not receive a July payment receive a monthly payment in August, which also includes a portion of the July payment. They will receive the rest of the payment from July to the end of August ”, they explained.
A programming error
What happened? IRS spokesman Michael Devine noted that “some kind of scheduling problem” had occurred precisely with people who filed their taxes with ITIN numbers.
“As soon as we identified it, we started working on it. We believe that we have solved it so that it does not happen again ”, clarified Devine. Although they didn’t say how many were affected by the bug, the IRS said they would receive their full July payment.
IRS Announces Some Families Will Get More Money From Child Pay
These families will not be the only ones to get more money from the corresponding check for the Child Tax Credit, as the agency warned that some payments in August will be more ‘bulky’ and they are trying to catch up with some families who did not receive the first check on July 15.
The reasons are diverse: certain agency errors, delays in processing tax returns, or even some beneficiaries who had not registered to receive the benefit. The fact is that all this prevented them from receiving that first check on time. However, the IRS announces what the solution will be.
I didn’t get the check in July, now what will happen?
In view of this situation, the agency offered them a solution and announced that “families who did not receive a payment in July and who receive their first monthly payment in August will continue to receive the full advance for the year.” So the IRS will give you all the outstanding money. “The total payment (that they owe you in July) will be distributed in five months, instead of six, increasing each monthly payment,” the agency began by explaining.
“For these families, each payment is up to $ 360 per month for each child under 6 years of age and up to $ 300 per month for every child ages 6 to 17, “the IRS said. In this way, a group of beneficiaries will receive more money from the check for children each month.
When do the next Child Tax Credit checks arrive?
The first two checks have been issued on July 15 and August 13 and, according to the agency’s payment schedule, the following will reach the beneficiaries on September 15, October 15, November 15 and December 15.
If the family received their full payment on July 15, then their monthly checks will continue to be “up to $ 300 per month for each child under the age of 6 and up to $ 250 per month for each child from 6 to 17 years old.”
I did not get the money for August
If you didn’t see your August money reflected in your bank account, don’t worry, it may come in the mail. “The IRS wants to alert some recipients who received direct deposits in July that they will receive August payments in the mail. Due to an issue that is expected to be resolved with the September payments, ”they wrote in a statement.
“A percentage of these recipients (less than 15%) who received direct deposit payments in July will be sent paper checks for the August payment. For those affected, it is not necessary to take any additional action so that the September payment is issued by direct deposit ”, they explained and added that families can verify in the Child Tax Credit Update Portal if they will receive direct deposit or check in August on paper.
How to confirm if I am eligible?
The IRS announced that they have a “Child Tax Credit Eligibility Wizard” in SPANISH, which will help families determine whether or not they are eligible for Child Tax Credit payments, and an “Update Portal” that will allow families to monitor and manage their Child Tax Credit payments.
“Before filing a return or using the Non-Filer Sign-up tool, families unsure if they qualify for the credit or prepayments may want to use another new tool: the Child Tax Credit Eligibility Assistant. ”Advises the agency. By just answering a few questions, you can do a preliminary check to see if they qualify for payments. This is not an enrollment tool. IRS confirms ‘extra’ payment for undocumented that would arrive at the end of August.