What should you do if you do NOT want to receive next year’s child tax credit payments in advance? You must go to the IRS Portal to let them know.
The link to unenroll is here.
Last time I checked the portal was not available. That was 10 days ago. Now I find that I missed the date. June 28 was the deadline to opt out, and I missed it, thanks to being sick.
But they say you can still opt out of future payments. So read on if you want to opt out. But it won’t be easy.
It’s just as complicated as everything else on the IRS website.
First you must have an ACCOUNT with the IRS. But what if you do not have an IRS account, like many people?
Then you must sign up for something called ID.me.
NOTE: You can also still sign up for an IRS account, instead of ID.me. But they do not put the link on that page. GO HERE.
Here are a list of the steps you will go through to sign up for ID.me. at least as far as I went in the process. I stopped at #4.
- 1.Sign up with your email and password.
- 2. Verify the email.
- 3.Choose a Two-Factor Identification method. Most people will put in their phone number.
- 4. Receive a text and then enter the code from the text to verify.
- 5.Read the privacy notice about them collecting your Biometric information.
- 6. Upload photos of your Drivers license or passport and your social security number.
- 7.Unknown, I stopped short of uploading photos because thankfully I have an IRS account.
Some people may think this is no big deal and I’ve seen that comment online by military members who have already given their life information to the government.
But to me, this is a huge invasion of privacy and a data grab. Now they will have ALL of your pertinent information in one neat file. Many of us have already been forced to surrender our birth certificate, fingerprints, original Social Security card and other proof of identity and photo at the driver’s license office.
But not everyone drives.
So why would they be doing this? I’ll let you come up with some scenarios.
The government apparently really wants you to take this money now or else they would not make it so difficult to opt out.
Or maybe they just want you to sign up for ID.me. https://www.id.me/about?_ga=2.106678023.544999270.1625003121-2035373992.1625003121
ALSO, one more little thing: If you file a return jointly with your spouse, THEY must also create an account and opt-out of the payments.
Call me a conspiracy theorist, but this whole thing reeks.
Remember last year when people were saying that Bill Gates was pushing a global identification device? Gate’s name is not on the ID2020 website, but he is closely connected to GAVI who started the organization. And the board chairman worked for Microsoft.
ID2020 Executive Director “Dakota Gruener launched ID2020 in 2016, following her work at Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, where she served as an aide-de-camp to the CEO, Seth Berkley.”
Board Chairman “Mr. Kim Gagné joined APCO from the Microsoft Corporate, External and Legal Affairs group where he held a variety of senior policy and management positions in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. “