Friday Deadline for Claiming Child Tax Credit Checks

Friday Deadline for Claiming Child Tax Credit Checks
Source: http://www.irs.gov

The
IRS
says it has millions of dollars in unclaimed child tax credits and refunds.
T
he
IRS
says it's holding more than
$
118
,000,000
in tax refunds and advance child credit payments.
M
ore than 200
,000
taxpayers, including some in
the Heartland
, didn't get their money all because the
IRS
had the wrong address and got the checks back.

To find out if you got missed, call the
IRS at
1-800-829-1040.
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So you claimed a child tax credit on your 2002 tax return and you think you may qualify to receive an advance payment...

You don't need to contact the IRS. You'll get a check automatically if you qualify. The IRS will figure your advance payment and send any amount due you sometime in late July or early August. If you've moved since you filed your 2002 return, make sure the post office has your new address.

To access the secure IRS Web site below to get the status of your Advance Child Tax Credit you'll need to provide the following information as shown on your 2002 tax return:
Your Social Security Number (or IRS Individual Tax Identification Number)
Your Filing Status, (Single, Married Filing Joint Return, Married Filing Separate Return, Head of Household, or Qualifying Widow(er) )
The total Number of Exemptions as shown on your tax return.

Note: If you have trouble while using this application, please check the Requirements to make sure you have the correct browser software for this application to function properly.

Click below for more information from the IRS and to see if you meet the requirements for the advance payment.
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