IRS Free Files: What should you do if you receive these letters?

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A letter from the United States‘ Internal Revenue Services typically wouldn’t be construed as a good thing.

However, on October 13, the IRS announced that it would be intimating more than 9 million individuals and families who might be eligible qualify for numerous tax benefits after not claiming them during the filing of their 2021 federal income tax return.

Letters from the IRS

A significant portion of this group could be entitled to claim part of or all of benefits including the Recovery Rebate Credit, the Child Tax Credit, the Earned Income Tax Credit and other tax credits subject to their personal and family situation.

The letters, which will be printed in both English and Spanish, will start arriving in mailboxes over the next few weeks. The letter will be sent to people who appear to qualify for the Child Tax Credit (CTC), Recovery Rebate Credit (RRC) or Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) but haven’t yet filed their 2021 return in order to claim them.

“The IRS wants to remind potentially eligible people, especially families, that they may qualify for these valuable tax credits,” said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig,” said in an official press statement.

“We encourage people who haven’t filed a tax return yet for 2021 to review these options. Even if they aren’t required to file a tax return, they may still qualify for several important credits. We don’t want people to overlook these tax credits, and the letters will remind people of their potential eligibility and steps they can take.”

Free file to stay open until November 17

Free File, an electronic service provided by the IRS allows US residents earning less than 73,000 dollars to file their taxes electronically using software tools.

The IRS will levave the service open to those who need to claim the mentioned benefits, until Nomvember 17 of this year.

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