After the IRS sent the bulk ofthe agency noticed that something was wrong. A large group – an estimated 9 million people – did not receive their legal payment.
For the most part, the first wave of stimulus checks went out automatically this spring and summer, without the intended recipients having to do anything. But a subset of people need to take a further step, especially people like , a group that can include and .
The IRS is now sending letters to people who may be eligible. But the window closes for non-filters to claim their $ 1,200 checks by the end of 2020. October 15 is the end date. We tell you everything you need to know.
Meanwhile, talks are underway to cement ait can be part of one – here is . We have also mapped when a potential and you might get. ( can appreciate it.)
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 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. 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. Then 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.