Families can claim direct payments worth up to $3,600 due to IRS mistake.
MILLIONS of Americans missed out on direct payments up to $3,600 per child last year - but you can still get yours.
The Internal Revenue Service failed to send advance child tax credits to 4.1million households, worth a total of $3.7billion, report by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration has found.
However, here are income restrictions to the credits.
In 2021, couples qualified for the full benefit if they made less than $150,000 and single parents who file as heads of households needed to make under $112,500.
You can claim the cash you're owed by entering the number of children and dependents you have on form 1040 while doing the same on the document Schedule 8812.