The IRS started issuing information letters to Advance Child Tax Credit Payments recipients in December. Recipients of the third round of the Economic Impact Payments (commonly known as “stimulus checks” or “recovery rebates”) will begin receiving information letters at the end of January 2022. People receiving these information letters should keep them. Do not throw them away. These letters can help taxpayers, or their tax professionals prepare 2021 federal tax returns.

Advance Child Tax Credit Payments Letter 6419 Can Help People Get the Remainder of the 2021 Credit

This letter includes the total amount of advanced child tax credit payments taxpayers received in 2021 and the number of qualifying children used to calculate the advance payments.

  • 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.
  • 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.

Economic Impact Payment Letter 6475 Can Help People Claim the 2021 Recovery Rebate Credit

This letter will be issued in late January and only applies to the third round of Economic Impact Payments (commonly known as “stimulus checks” or “recovery rebates”).

  • The letter will help recipients determine if they are entitled to and should claim the recovery rebate credit on their 2021 tax returns when they file in 2022.
  • These Economic Impact Payments (stimulus checks) were issued in March through December of 2021.
  • The third round of Economic Impact Payments, including “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. The plus-up payments were also sent to people who were eligible for a larger amount based on their 2020 tax return.
  • For more information, please read the attached article here.


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