$1B investment sought to allow IRS to create more accessible child tax credit portal

“A spokesperson for the [House Ways and Means Committee] told FCW the markup includes $1 billion in administrative funding for the IRS to help increase enrollment in the program, and to improve the accessibility of a signup tool which faced criticism for lacking a mobile-friendly version and language translations when it was launched earlier this year…”

“The Treasury Department took the unusual step of tapping Code for America to build a mobile-friendly signup tool called GetCTC that includes a Spanish language version after widespread criticism of the IRS Non-Filer Sign Up Tool, a web portal connecting families who earned too little to file tax returns in recent years to the CTC program. The CTC offers eligible families monthly cash payments in advance of tax filing season…”

“According to the Ways and Means Committee, the $1 billion will go towards creating a more accessible portal as well as supporting free tax assistance and additional changes to help more families access the new CTC…” Read the full article here.

Source: House Dems seek $1B for IRS to improve access to child tax credit – By Chris Riotta, September 14, 2021. FCW.

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