While you wait for the White House and Democratic negotiators to return to the table and possiblyfor one , with a to help people cope with the economic consequences of , there may be good news if you did not get the first stimulus check.
The IRS has sent at least 160 million payments as of August, posted checks and , but up to 9 million people who qualify for the first stimulus check have still not received it and may not even know they can claim it.
Included are non-filters that have not had to file a federal tax return in the past two years, but must register to receive their money. (Some people withalso lacks parts of his check and has .) Internal Revenue Service sends instructions via email in message letters, but we tell you how to get started and what you need to know.
Looking ahead, here’s a potentialfor 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-Filers must request payment by October 15. Then 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 asks you to use the IRS’s non-filter 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 file your taxes electronicallyand 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.