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gutierrez7496
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Is there a reason i only received a check for one child instead of my 2 children for the child tax credit?

my husband and i are married. we file jointly. why did we only get one check instead of 2 for our 2 children for the child tax credit?
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xmasbaby0
Level 15

Is there a reason i only received a check for one child instead of my 2 children for the child tax credit?

No one in the user forum can see your information so we do not know why you only got the CTC for one child.   You have not mentioned the ages of the children.   If you have a child who will turn 18 at any time in 2021 you will not receive the CTC for that child.    Or if you have a child who was born in 2020----did you claim that child on a 2020 return and say the child lived with you for the whole year?   Does your 2020 tax return show that both children got the child tax credit on your tax return?  

 

 

Look at your 2020 Form 1040 to see the child-related credits you received

 

PREVIEW 1040

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1901539-how-do-i-preview-my-turbotax-online-return-before-filing

 

Child Tax Credit line 19

Credit for Other Dependents line 19

Earned Income Credit line 27

Additional Child Tax Credit line 28

Child and Dependent Care Credit line 31 (from line 13 of Schedule 3)

 

 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1900923-what-is-the-child-tax-credit

https://www.irs.gov/help/ita/does-my-childdependent-qualify-for-the-child-tax-credit-or-the-credit-f...

 

 

 

If you are eligible to get the CTC for both children and somehow are not getting the monthly amount for both of them then you will be able to get it on your 2021 tax return.

 

 

 

  This is a brand new system thrown together by the IRS after Congress changed tax laws in the middle of the tax season.  There are going to be bugs, glitches and mistakes made and folks will unfortunately have to be patient until they sort it out.  

 

If you do not receive the monthly payments you will be able to get the CTC on your 2021 tax return.

 

https://www.irs.gov/credits-deductions/2021-child-tax-credit-and-advance-child-tax-credit-payments-t...

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
VolvoGirl
Level 15

Is there a reason i only received a check for one child instead of my 2 children for the child tax credit?

How much is the one check?  Maybe it's to cover both children?  You might not get separate checks.

gutierrez7496
New Member

Is there a reason i only received a check for one child instead of my 2 children for the child tax credit?

We have 2 children. One will be 4 in a week and our youngest just turned 1 at the beginning of this month. 

xmasbaby0
Level 15

Is there a reason i only received a check for one child instead of my 2 children for the child tax credit?

They may have used your 2019 return to determine the amount of your CTC---you can try updating your information on the portal if they are not sending the CTC for the younger one.

 

https://www.irs.gov/credits-deductions/advance-child-tax-credit-payments-in-2021

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**

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