The federal administration has turned its focus away from any further stimulus check, instead of concentration on the infrastructure and the social bill. In its place, it is the states that have utilized federal funds, and added some of their own, to send stimulus checks on their own to a certain section of citizens.
In a parallel development, the IRS has upgraded its child tax credit advance payment portal. Starting this week, families can upgrade personal details including finances on the portal. Upgrading will enable them to get the exact check for the remaining months.
Families who have got the CTC checks based on their 2020 returns stand to benefit if they have seen a drop in their income in 2021. It will lead to a corresponding increase in the child tax payment stimulus checks.
Stimulus Check: Families Can Also Update Other Information On The IRS Site
Eligible families can also update other information that will have a bearing on the stimulus check.
If your current earnings are lower than previously declared, you will be eligible for a bigger stimulus check. The extra money will be added to the remaining stimulus checks. It will also reflect on the other 50% of the amount that will come either as a refund or will be deducted from your tax returns in 2022.
The maximum allowed in the monthly payment is $300 for families with children below 6 and $250 for families with children aged between 6 and 17.
The portal can also be used to make certain other changes and switch from one payment method to another. For families receiving their CTC checks through the postal service, updating on the portal could convert it to a direct bank transfer.
You can also update your home address or update if you have changed your bank.