Child tax credit: Only four payments left, with one coming up in a few days

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CLEVELAND (WJW) — In a continued effort to help struggling families, the federal government is sending out four more advance child tax credit payments to many parents this year, with another one coming up shortly.

The next early payments should hit bank accounts on Sept. 15, with more payments coming Oct. 15, Nov. 15 and Dec. 15. The remaining money coming in one lump with tax refunds in 2021.

Last month, an IRS technical issue led to some families not receiving their payments on time directly in their bank account, instead, they received them days later in the mail. For those who may still not have gotten a payment, the IRS says there may be an issue with their tax filings. Anyone can check their payment status right here.

Checks sent out in August to Ohio families averaged $436, the treasury department reported.

While American parents used to receive $2,000 per child, the IRS is now offering $3,600 per child for families with children under six and $3,000 for families with older children.

Parents can choose to not receive the early payments by heading here, or sign up right here.

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