Latest from Michelle Singletary

The next child tax credit payment date is Aug. 13. Here are some key things you should know.

Many parents are confused by reduced payments for children who are turning 6 this year. Meanwhile, children who turn 18 this year age out completely from receiving payments.
  • Jul 23, 2021

Glitches, confusion leave parents without advance child tax credit payments

The IRS says 35 million families have received child credit tax payments worth $15 billion. But that's no consolation for parents complaining on Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit about not getting their money.
  • Jul 20, 2021

The child tax credit is confusing for divorced, single, and non-traditional parents. Here’s who gets to keep the money.

The IRS and Treasury said the first batch of advance monthly payments worth $15 billion reached about 35 million families with about 86 percent of funds delivered by direct deposit. Tax returns processed by June 28 are reflected in these payments.
  • Jul 16, 2021

Monthly child tax credit payments start hitting bank accounts this week. Here’s what you need to know if you’re eligible.

IRS sending first payments for the child tax credit. Here’s what you need to do if you’re eligible.
  • Jul 15, 2021

Does my newborn qualify? Get answers to questions about the child tax credit.

What happens if my spouse or I receives a raise? The Post answers your questions.
  • Jul 14, 2021
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How to not get scammed

How to keep yourself and your employer safe from ransomware attacks. And, what to do if you get a scam call.
  • Jul 12, 2021

I saved my sister from a Social Security scam. Listen to the actual call.

Falling for a Social Security number scam is easier than you think. Listen to the actual fraudster trying to steal a person's banking information.
  • Jul 9, 2021

If you think getting the IRS on the phone is tough, try setting up an individual online account.

The IRS offers an online account platform for individual taxpayers, but its usefulness is limited, according to a report from the National Taxpayer advocate.
  • Jul 6, 2021

The IRS is a hot mess: Millions of tax returns haven’t been processed, and calls are going unanswered, including mine

In a new report, the national taxpayer advocate laid out major issues with the IRS that include millions in unprocessed tax returns.
  • Jul 2, 2021

A reality TV couple wanted to ‘bless’ Black people suffering financially. The FTC says it was a pyramid scheme.

The Federal Trade Commission and the State of Arkansas and Texas have filed charges against a former reality television couple for running what they allege was an illegal pyramid scheme that targeted fellow Blacks, some of whom lost jobs because of the pandemic.
  • Jun 29, 2021