Child Tax Credit Payment: Some Parents to Receive Paper Checks Instead of Direct Deposit Payments

Families who received their July child tax credit payment by direct deposit might get their August payment by mail.

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The IRS is sending the second batch of monthly child tax credit payments today. Payments sent in August will total about $15 billion and will be delivered to approximately 36 million families across the country. Generally, depending on your income, your monthly payment can be as much as $300-per-child for kids under age 6 and $250-per-child for kids 6 to 17 years of age.

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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.