This group includes people who did not have to file a federal income tax return in 2018 or 2019. In order to receive their checks, these non-claimants must register to claim their money. The IRS sends notification letters with instructions, but we tell you what you need to know and how to get started. (Some people withparts of their check are also missing and have .)
The IRS is estimated to have sent 160 million payments by August, sent checks and . Here’s what you need to know if a to eligible Americans and you could get You can also to estimate your sum. These are the .
What is the deadline to request an initial payment?
Those using the Non-Filers tool must request their payment by October 15th. After that, the only way to request a payment is to file a federal income tax return.
How will the IRS contact you?
The IRS will begin sending the letters – which it refers to as IRS Notice 1444-A – to those who may be eligible beginning September 24th. The agency said the letter is being sent from an IRS address. You can see a copy of the letter here (PDF) in English and Spanish.
How do you request your payment?
If you didn’t have to file a federal tax return, the letter instructs you to use the IRS Non-Filers tool, which allows you to provide some information to claim your payment.
If you had to file your federal taxes but didn’t do so, the letter instructs you to file your taxes electronicallyThen use the IRS Get My Payment option to check the status of your payment.
For more information on economic impact, see Tips, and . Again, you can use to get an estimate of how much you might get.