You can send the Advance Child Tax Credit payment back to the IRS if for any reason you don't want it. Maybe you know that you won't qualify for it or you just want to send it back and claim it on your next tax return. Whatever the reason you may have for not wanting the Advance Child Tax Credit payment you can send it back.
I received a payment from the IRS for the Advance Child Tax Credit because my wife didn't opt out but I did. Now I'm sending the Advance Child Tax Credit payment back to the IRS. In my case, I did not cash the check so I can void the check and send it back but if you cashed it you can still send it back. You will need to write a new check to the IRS with your social security number or TIN and also with the note, "Advance CTC," in the memo line along with a short explanation note.
I completed all of these steps in the video below. You can also checkout this link to the IRS website for further instructions including the address for your location to send the check.