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Division of Taxation

IRS Child Tax Credit Taxpayer Communication

As you gather your tax documents for this year, be on the lookout for IRS letter 6419. The IRS is sending out an important notice in January to those who received advance Child Tax Credit payments in 2021.

This important letter will help you report your advance payments correctly and claim the remaining half of your Child Tax Credit. Additionally, using the amounts in the IRS letter can help you quickly and accurately file your tax return and avoid delays in processing your return and sending your refund.

What is letter 6419?

The letter 6419 is the official IRS document that has details you need to report your advanced Child Tax Credit (CTC) payments. This letter shows you:

  • The total aggregate amount of advance CTC payments you received in 2021. This information will be used on IRS schedule 8812, lines 14f or 15e as applicable.
  • Number of qualifying children taken into account in determining the advanced CTC.

In addition to the details above, the letter 6419 outlines how the IRS determined your payment amounts and the conditions of repayment.

Who will receive a letter 6419?

Anyone who received at least one advance Child Tax Credit payments from July to December 2021. Even if you stopped payments at some point, you should still expect to receive a letter.

What if I can't find my letter 6419?

You can also check the amount of your payments by using the IRS CTC Update Portal.

Where can I learn more?

For more information about the 2021 Child Tax Credit, visit the IRS website.


Last Updated: Tuesday, 01/11/22