The IRS is estimated to have sent 160 million payments as of August, posted checks and to help Americans cope with the economic effects of . But there are still as many as 9 million people who do not have theirs – and may not even know they are eligible for one.
These are people who did not file a federal income tax return in either 2018 or 201. To get their check, this group of non-filters must register to get their money. The IRS sends out letters of instruction with instructions, but we tell you what you need to know and how to get started. (Some people withalso lacks parts of his check and has .)
Lawmakers in Washington continueon a new one and . Here’s what you need to know about when one to eligible Americans and you can have.
What is the deadline for requesting your payment?
Those who use the tool Non-archive must request their payment no later than October 15. Thereafter, the only way to claim a payment is to file a federal income tax return.
What form does the IRS send and what does it look like?
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.
How do you claim your payment?
If you were not required 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 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.