This week, the IRS will begin contacting 9 million eligible peopleapproved under the CARES Act but has not yet received it. Included in the group are non-films that have not had to file a federal tax return in the past two years but did not know they needed to fill out an IRS online form to claim their money.
The IRS has sent at least 160 million payments as of August, posted checks and and works to contact those who may still receive a payment, including some people with who lacks parts of his check and has .
For the 9 million people who can still own relief money, the IRS is sending instructions as of this week in the application letter. We tell you how to get started and what you need to know.
Payment is separate fromcurrently in Washington as part of a larger . Here’s when a potential for qualified Americans and you might get. You can also consult for an estimate and for a broader picture, check it out
What is the deadline for requesting an initial payment?
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.
How will the IRS contact you?
The IRS will send 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.
How do you claim your payment?
If you did not have to file a federal tax return, the letter encourages 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.
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.