FAMILIES are furious that many are still waiting for their child tax credit payments and the IRS has announced a backlog of checks.
The latest batch of payments was released on September 15, with parents scheduled to receive $ 300 for each child under six and $ 250 for each child between the ages of six and 17.
But many are now criticizing the IRS because they have yet to receive their money due to processing delays.
Shandi Masters told WSAZ his August check arrived a week late and his September check was nowhere to be found.
“It’s good that the government has done this, but it’s also frustrating when we depend on it and it doesn’t show up,” she said.
“We were one of the 15% that was wasted last month, and for some reason it completely emptied our bank account.
“We received a check in the mail. Our first was direct deposit, no problem then.
“This time, who knows what happened.”
The IRS shared an update on the issue in a statement released on September 17.
He said, “This week the IRS successfully issued a third monthly round of approximately 35 million child tax credits with a total value of approximately $ 15 billion.
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“We know of cases where some people have yet to receive their September payments, although they did receive payments in July and August.
“These individuals may not yet be able to receive a current status on the IRS.gov update portal.
“The IRS is currently reviewing this situation and we will share more information as soon as possible.”
Some families who did not file in 2019 or 2020 or whose financial situation has changed this year may experience delays.
Other reasons could include if the IRS does not have correct bank information and addresses.
The easiest way to check the status of your payment is to log in through the IRS Update Portal.
The portal allows Americans to check their payment history, as well as manage prepayments.
The IRS encourages eligible Americans to wait several business days for checks to arrive in the mail.
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