How and When to Opt-Out of Monthly Child Tax Credit Payments

If you want to stop advance payments of the 2021 child tax credit, you can opt-out using the IRS's online portal before the monthly deadline.

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Parents across the country have already received up to four monthly child tax credit payments. The IRS sent the first round of payments to eligible families on July 15, and the additional batches went out on August 13, September 15, and October 15. Additional payments will be sent on November 15 and December 15.

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Rocky Mengle

Rocky Mengle was a Senior Tax Editor for Kiplinger from October 2018 to January 2023 with more than 20 years of experience covering federal and state tax developments. Before coming to Kiplinger, Rocky worked for Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting, and Kleinrock Publishing, where he provided breaking news and guidance for CPAs, tax attorneys, and other tax professionals. He has also been quoted as an expert by USA Today, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, Reuters, Accounting Today, and other media outlets. Rocky holds a law degree from the University of Connecticut and a B.A. in History from Salisbury University.