As many as 9 million people may not know they qualifyaccording to the IRS. The majority of the people who received the direct payment this spring and summer needed nothing to claim it, as long as they met . But a subset of people need to take a further step, especially people like , a group that can include and .
The IRS now sends letters to people who may be eligible. Recipients have until October 15 to apply for their payment, the IRS said, if they want to receive it this year. It is unclear at this time if or how the recent events in Washington will affect this group of people.
These missing payments from the first round are separate fromit can be part of one – here is . Here’s when a potential for qualified Americans and you might get. You can also consult for an estimate and for a broader view.
What are the non-filters that are eligible for a stimulus check?
Among the nine million that the IRS began contacting last week are non-movies that did not have to file a federal tax return for 2018 and 2019 and did not know they needed to submit an additional form to the IRS to demand a relief payment.
How will the IRS contact me about my money?
The IRS will begin sending letters – as it calls IRS 1444-A – around September 24 to those who may be eligible. The agency said the letter will be sent from an IRS address. You can see a copy of the letter here (PDF) in English and Spanish. The IRS warns that receiving a letter does not guarantee that you are entitled to a payment.
How do I claim my incentive payment?
If you did not have to file a federal tax return, the letter asks you to use the IRS ‘non-filing tool, where you can provide certain information to claim your payment.
If you had to file your federal taxes but did not do so, the letter directs you to electronically register yourand then use the IRS’s “Get My Payment” to check the status of your payment.
What happens if I miss the October 15 deadline?
Those who use the tool Non-archive must request their payment no later than October 15. Next, the only way to claim a payment is to file a federal income tax return.
For more information on financial consequences, you have tips on, and . Again, you can use to get an estimate of how much you can get.