You can still claim $1,400 stimulus checks and child tax credits for free. This is to all United States residents, that means you North Carolina. So, keep reading if you want to find out how you can score this deal before it’s too late.

How To Get Your Claim

The stimulus payments we received were much needed and appreciated.  I know for me, it helped a lot with bills that were piling up. But many people are unaware that money is still out there for them to claim. Nearly 10 million eligible individuals haven’t yet received Stimulus payments or 2021 child tax credits. This funds are still available and just waiting to be claimed. To determine if you qualify for stimulus payments, child tax credits, or earned income tax credits, you can still file a 2021 tax return.

So how do you know if you can still get a stimulus check?

At, you can file a simple tax return if you think you’re eligible for a COVID stimulus payment or the 2021 child tax credit. Time is of the essence if you think this applies to you. The simplified return deadline for this year is November 15. In the event you missed the April 18 filing deadline, you’ll need to file a tax return on by October 17, in order to find out if you qualify for a stimulus payment or child tax credit. However, according to the IRS you can still file your 2021 tax return, and claim the Child Tax Credit for the 2021 tax year, at any point until April 15, 2025. So there is a bit of time there.

Now for the stimulus checks. Where is your money? If you never receive stimulus money, or didn’t receive the third stimulus payment you may be able to claim a recovery rebate credit on your 2021 tax return. You’re generally eligible to claim the recovery rebate credit if, in 2021, you:

  • Were a U.S. citizen or U.S. resident alien;
  • Can’t be claimed as a dependent on another person’s tax return; and
  • Have a Social Security number (SSN) valid for employment that’s issued before the due date of your 2021 tax return (including extensions).

What about 2022?

In addition to the pandemic relief stimulus payments and the 2021 child tax credit, you may have heard about so called 2022 stimulus checks. This information comes from The 2022 stimulus checks are essentially rebates coming from various states—not pandemic stimulus payments from the federal government.

Alexis Zarycki is your average girl with the hopes of leaving an everlasting impact on the world. Follow her on Instagram @official_lexpaige

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