Another round of child tax credit payments was sent to many American families this week, but some might have been delayed by what the IRS calls a “technical issue.”
Here’s how to know if you’re among those affected: if you received your child tax credit payment as a direct deposit in July but your August payment hasn’t shown up yet, chances are yours was delayed.
News 6 partner WJXT reports, the vast majority of families got their payments as scheduled. But a fraction of the intended recipients who did not receive their direct deposits will get payments in the mail instead.
The IRS attributed the delay to a “technical issue” it expects to have sorted out by the time September payments are due:
“Due to a technical issue expected to be resolved by the September payments, a small percentage of recipients — less than 15 percent — who received payments by direct deposit in July will be mailed paper checks for the August payment.”