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LETTER: Child Tax Credit Headaches Plague IRS

Reps. Brady, Kelly urge IRS to address ongoing access, missing payment, and fraud issues
November 1, 2021 — Blog    — Correspondence    — Oversight    — Press Releases    — Work and Welfare   

Months after Democrats began distributing cash-for-kids welfare checks, the rushed Child Tax Credit (CTC) online payment website is still plagued by missing payment and fraud issues. Top Republican on the Ways and Means Committee Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) and top Republican on the Oversight Subcommittee Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA) today wrote a letter to IRS Commissioner Rettig calling for resolution.

“Approximately 4 million taxpayers who received a CTC payment via direct deposit in July were sent a paper check in August due to a programming glitch. This has led to numerous problems with individuals not receiving the paper checks.”

“The IRS announced that it had resolved a ‘technical issue’ that caused ‘fewer than 2% of CTC recipients not to receive their September payment. While this statement is framed as if it is a small issue, the IRS stated that about 35 million families received payments. Two percent of 35 million equals about 700,000 families. That is not a small problem.”

“Our offices have received numerous calls about these problems and of course the IRS remains unable to provide timely customer service to resolve these problems.”

CLICK HERE to read the full letter.