Why I Haven’t Received My Child Tax Credit

If you’re wondering why you haven’t received your Child Tax Credit, there could be a few reasons. Find out more about what could be causing the delay and what you can do about it.

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The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is responsible for administering the Child Tax Credit (CTC), which is a non-refundable tax credit that helps families with the cost of raising children under the age of 18. The CTC is calculated based on the number of dependent children in a family and the family’s income. Families that qualify for the CTC can receive up to $2,000 per child, depending on their circumstances.

If you are a parent or guardian and you have not received your CTC, there are a few possible reasons why. In this article, we’ll explore some of the most common reasons why the CTC may not have been received, as well as what you can do to rectify the situation.

##Reason 1: You Have Not Filed Your Taxes
The most common reason why people do not receive their CTC is because they have not filed their taxes. If you have never filed taxes before, or if you have not filed taxes in several years, you will need to do so in order to receive the CTC. The CRA will only begin processing your CTC claim once your taxes have been filed.

If you are unsure of how to file your taxes, you can find information and resources on the CRA website or by speaking to a tax professional.

##Reason 2: You Have Not Provided All Required Documentation
In order to receive the CTC, you must provide certain documentation to support your claim. This includes providing copies of birth certificates or adoption papers for each child that you are claiming, as well as your child’s Social Insurance Number (SIN). If any of this information is missing, your CTC claim will be rejected.

You can find a complete list of required documentation on the CRA website. Be sure to gather all required documents before you submit your claim so that there are no delays in processing.

##Reason 3: Your Income Is Too High
To be eligible for the CTC, your family’s total income must be below a certain threshold. The income threshold varies depending on family size and circumstances but is generally around $70,000 per year. If your family’s income is above this threshold, you will not be eligible for the credit.

Reasons for not receiving the Child Tax Credit

There are a few reasons why you may not have received your Child Tax Credit. The most common reason is that you didn’t file your taxes on time. You also may not have filed the correct paperwork, or you may not have enough income to qualify for the credit. Whatever the reason, there are a few things you can do to try to get the credit.

The child is not a Canadian citizen

There are many reasons why a family might not receive the Child Tax Credit. The most common reason is that the family does not meet the income requirements. To qualify for the credit, a family must have an adjusted net income of less than $30,000.

Other common reasons for not receiving the credit include:
-The child is not a Canadian citizen.
-The child does not live with the parent or guardian who claims them on their taxes.
-The parent or guardian who claims the child has filed their taxes late.
-The child is enrolled in full-time post-secondary education.

The child does not live with the parent or guardian

The child must live with the parent or guardian for more than half the year in order to be eligible for the Child Tax Credit. If the child lives with a relative or someone else for part of the year, the parent or guardian can still claim the credit as long as the child lives with them for more than half the year.

The child is not under the age of 18

Generally, a child must be under age 18 at the end of the year for you to claim him or her as a dependent and get the CTC. But if your son or daughter was a full-time student over age 18 or was permanently and totally disabled at any time during the year, he or she is considered a qualifying child for purposes of the CTC (and other tax benefits) as long as all other tests are met.


After your review, if you still don’t understand why you haven’t received your child tax credit, you can contact the IRS for more help.

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