Keep This IRS Letter if you Received Advance Child Tax Payments

If you received advance child tax payments in 2021, the IRS will be sending out Letter 6419 (2021 Advance CTC). Please keep this letter with your tax preparation documents!

The letter will include the total amount of ACTC payments taxpayers received in 2021 and the number of qualifying children used to calculate the advance payments. You should keep this and any other IRS letters about ACTC payments with your tax records and submit them to us with your other tax documents. We will use this information when we prepare your 2021 income tax return and compare the CTC payments you received in 2021 with the amount of the CTC you can properly claim on their 2021 tax return. You can also check the amount of their payment using the CTC update portal available on