Sign up for child tax credit as a tax non-filer

Published: August 3, 2021 6:24 AM EDT
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Credit: CBS News

Nearly 4 million children are missing out on the new monthly child tax credit payments because their parents either have not filed a tax return within the last two years or they have not registered with the IRS.

The money owed to families who are eligible but haven’t gotten a payment adds up to about $13 billion. If you are one of those parents who has not filed or registered with the IRS, you can find the non-filer sign up tool on the IRS website.