Important Information Regarding the Child Tax Care Credit in TY21

The IRS will be sending out “Letter 6419” to any taxpayer who received advanced Child Tax Credit payments in 2021. This form is VERY IMPORTANT to request from your clients, advise them to look for this letter in the mail.

Do not file ANY returns before checking if your clients/taxpayers received the Child Tax Care credit in TY2021. If you file for your clients and the amount does not match the IRS Database, it will kick that return into review status with the IRS, and clients may have to wait before they get their refund.

This letter contains helpful information for preparing tax returns. Advise taxpayers who received advance payments to check amounts using the Child Tax Credit Update Portal on

Additional information can be found on the IRS website; click the link below.

FAQs on Child Tax Credits