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    Child tax credit checks for babies to some 24 year-olds: Here’s how much money you’ll get for your kids

    Calculate how much money you could get from the expanded 2021 child tax credit. Sarah Tew/CNET Starting this July, the first of seven checks that are part of the child tax credit for 2021 should start going out to you — unless you opt out of the monthly payments. The payments authorized in March’s stimulus bill mean half of what you’re due will arrive throughout the second part of 2021, and the other half in 2022. How the IRS will split payment schedule and the qualification rules can be confusing. For example, if your adjusted gross income for 2021 is above a certain amount, you could get less money. CNET’s child tax credit calculator below can help…

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    Nonfilers and stimulus checks: Everything to know if you don’t usually file taxes

    Even if you don’t usually have to file a federal tax return, you’ll need to this year if you’re trying to claim missing stimulus money. Angela Lang/CNET If you never received money from the first and second stimulus checks you were eligible for, you’ve likely heard the only way to get that money is by filing a tax return this year. If you’re not usually required to file taxes, however, because you fall below the income limit or your receive Supplemental Security Income, for example, you’re considered a nonfiler by the IRS, and this year, you’ll need to file taxes by the April 15 deadline to recieve your missing payment. Fortunately, the…