Since the federal government began, The IRS has made close to 200 million payments to eligible Americans through checks, and . But at least one group of people still owe financial consequences to the IRS (yes, and starting later this month, the agency is sending letters to an estimated 9 million Americans who may be eligible for direct payment but who have not yet registered to claim it.
Who are they? People who did not file a federal income tax return in either 2018 or 2019 and are eligible for direct payment. The IRS has already sent checks to the vast majority of people who have already filed their taxes in the last two years, but a whole group of non-filers are still eligible for payment – and they need to take an extra step to claim it. You can estimate how much of the $ 1200 ceiling you can get.
Although the IRS sends letters with all the details, we also wanted to provide useful information to secure the $ 1200 check. Here’s what you need to know about finding out if you are eligibleand then claim it if you receive a letter from the IRS. And here’s what you need to know about when one to and you can have.
Who will the tax authority contact about the payments?
The IRS said it is sending letters to 9 million Americans who did not file federal income tax returns in either 2018 or 2019 and who may be eligible for a payment. This group includes both those who are not required to submit a return and those who are required but have not done so, the agency said.
How will the IRS contact those who qualify for an incentive check?
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.
What steps do you need to take to 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.
When is the deadline for requesting your payment?
Those who use the tool Non-archive must request payment no later than October 15. Thereafter, 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.