IRS helping Memphians sign up for child tax credits, stimulus payments

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The IRS is hosting workshops in Memphis to help families with their Child Tax Credit and stimulus payments.

The events for eligible families are taking place July 23 and 24.

According to a release from the IRS, the eworkshops will help people file income tax returns and register for the monthly child tax credit payments.

Families can receive up to $300 per child each month.

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The first payment began July 15.

On Friday, participant Mary Ross told FOX13 she was first in line because she had questions about the tax credits and stimulus payments for her family members.

“I need help bad,” she said. “I got no kind of money. I’m 70 years old and I got no money. My grandbaby needs his money.”

Several people who came said they needed help figuring out how to get the money, or they wanted to know why they aren’t getting it.

Andrea Echols, with United Way, said, “Our hope is those who have not filed their 2019-2020 tax return and are eligible for the child tax credit will come out and let us assist them.”

Echols said recipients could receive payments directly in their bank accounts through direct deposit.

Locations and times for the workshops are as follows:

July 23, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at United Way Plaza FTP

1005 Tillman, Memphis TN 38112

July 24, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center

22 N. Front St., Memphis TN 38103

According to the release, participants should bring the following information: (1) Social Security numbers for their children, (2) Social Security numbers or Tax Identification Numbers for themselves and their spouse, (3) a reliable mailing address, (4) an e-mail address, and (5) their bank account information if they want to receive their payment by direct deposit.

Participants can bring previous tax returns for help with other tax situations.

With the help of a new Non-filer Sign-up Tool on the IRS website, volunteers and IRS employees will help participants get their tax credits and benefits.

Participants do not need to have children to attend and sign up for economic impact payments, the release said.