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2021 Child Tax Credit

The advance Child Tax Credit payments were signed into law as a part of the American Rescue Plan Act in 2021. The tool below is to only be used to help you determine what your 2021 monthly advance payment could have been. Any advance child tax credit payments need to be reported on a 2021 IRS Tax Return. The advance child tax credit payments have not been continued after tax year 2021. Learn more here about the Child Tax Credit.

2021 Child Tax Credit Calculator

Estimate Your 2021 Child Tax Credit Advance Payments

The IRS is no longer issuing these advance payments.
Claim the Child Tax Credit in 2022 by e-filing your 2021 Tax Return on


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Estimate your 2021 Child Tax Credit Monthly Payment
Enter the number of qualifying dependents aged 5 or younger (age as of December 31, 2021) for Tax Year 2021, including dependents or children born during 2021.
Enter the number of qualifying dependents between the ages 6 and 17 (age as of Dec. 31, 2021) for Tax Year 2021.
Select your IRS Filing Status for your 2021 Tax Return. Learn More
Enter your 2020 IRS Tax Return Adjusted Gross Income (AGI).
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Important: You will not have qualified for these advance Child Tax Credit payments if any of the following applies to you:

  • Have lived or resided in the U.S. in total for less than half a year during 2021
  • Do not have a valid U.S. SSN or Social Security Number.

See Instructions for these topics:

  • How to file a 2020 or 2021 Tax Return (regular or non-filer return)
  • What to do if a dependent was claimed by another taxpayer during 2020 or 2021
  • How to unenroll or opt out from advance Child Tax Credit payments (this does not apply as of Dec. 31, 2021).

Prepare and eFile your 2021 Tax Return on until October 15 October 17, 2022 - Start Now.

If you have not yet filed a 2020 Tax Return or generally don't file taxes at all, you can file your 2020 Return if you need to claim Stimulus 1 and/or 2. You can no longer receive the advance payments through 2021 - claim your full credit amount by e-filing a 2021 Return in 2022.

See more information on the advance CTC payments: how to claim it on your 2021 Return, details and background on the advance payments, and information on the IRS Child Tax Credit Update Portal or CTC UP.

You will be able to make Child Tax Credit adjustments on your 2021 Tax Return here on due in 2022. Ask an Taxpert® for more support on the Child Tax Credit.