September child tax credit money arrives but some say IRS shorted them
- The American Rescue Plan, which went into law in March, expanded the child tax credit and offered a new monthly advance payment that the IRS was mandated to issue from July through December.
- The IRS has not given a number for how many families haven’t received their monthly tax credit payment for September or why
- Parents are looking at a host of bills that households without children aren’t facing. School clothes, extra fees for outside activities, the high cost of healthy meals, day care, college expenses.
After eight days of delay, some families said they finally began seeing money for the Sept. 15 payment of the child tax credit on Friday. But not everyone got their money Friday, and, oddly enough, some are complaining that the IRS shorted them this time around.
“We got $500. We should be getting $800,” said Travis Mack, 46, who lives in Essex, New Mexico.
The family has three children who are ages 8, 7 and 4.
Mack is happy he…