Watch for advance Child Tax Credit letter
To help taxpayers reconcile and receive all of the Child Tax Credits to which they are entitled, the IRS will
send Letter 6419, 2021 advance CTC, starting late December, 2021 and continuing into January. The
letter will include the total amount of advance Child Tax Credit payments taxpayers received in 2021 and
the number of qualifying children used to calculate the advance payments. People should keep this and
any other IRS letters about advance Child Tax Credit payments with their tax records.
The IRS will begin issuing Letter 6475, Your Third Economic Impact Payment, to EIP recipients in late
January. This letter will help Economic Impact Payment recipients determine if they are entitled to and’
should claim the Recovery Rebate Credit on their tax year 2021 tax returns that they file in 2022.
Letter 6475 only applies to the third round of Economic Impact Payments that was issued starting in
Marct72b21 and continued through December 2021 The third round of Economic Impact Payments,
including the “plus-up” payments, were advance payments of the 2021 Recovery Rebate Credit that
would be claimed on a 2021 tax return. Plus-up payments were additional payments the IRS sent to
people who received a third Economic Impact Payment based on a 2019 tax return or information
received from SSA, RRB or VA; or to people who may be eligible for a larger amount based on their 2020
Most eligible people already received the payments. However, people who are missing stimulus
payments should review the information to determine their eligibility and whether they need to claim a
Recovery Rebate Credit for tax year 2020 or 2021.
Like the advance CTC letter, the Economic Impact Payment letters include important information that
can help people quickly and accurately file their tax return.
More information about the Advance Child Tax Credit, Economic Impact Payments and other COVID-19-
related tax relief may be found at IRS.gov.
As the 2022 tax filing season approaches, the IRS urges people to make sure an accurate tax return and
use electronic filing with direct deposit to avoid delays.