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IRS Letters for Advance Child Tax Credit payments sent in December

Updated: Jan 5, 2022

The IRS started issuing information letters to advance child tax credit recipients in December. Using the information in these letters when preparing a tax return can reduce errors and delays in processing.

If you received one of these letters- upload an image to your client portal and retain a copy with your other tax preparation documents.

Do not throw them away.

Collom CPA will need a copy of these letters to prepare their 2021 federal tax return.

Click here to upload your documents to your client portal.

Advance child tax credit payments letter help people get remainder of 2021 credit

To help taxpayers reconcile and receive all the 2021 child tax credits to which they are entitled, the IRS started sending Letter 6419, 2021 advance CTC, in late December 2021 and will continue into January. This letter includes 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.

Families who received advance payments need to file a 2021 tax return and compare the advance payments they received in 2021 with the amount of the child tax credit they can properly claim on their 2021 tax return.

The letter contains important information that can make preparing their tax returns easier. People who received the advance payments can also check the amount of their payments by using the CTC Update Portal available on

Eligible families who did not receive any advance child tax credit payments can claim the full amount of the child tax credit on their 2021 federal tax return. This includes families who don't normally need to file a tax return.

To learn more about the Child tax credit, click here

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