While lawmakers have stillover a new and , there are still roughly 9 million people to receive who haven’t yet. Many of these people will get the maximum amount of $1,200. And the IRS is eager to pay out.
Since April, the IRS is estimated to have made nearly 200 million payments through, mailed checks and , as part of legislation to help offset the economic impact of the on livelihoods and people’s ability to work. But at least one group of people hasn’t gotten their money yet (well, .
Who are these people? Predominantly those who didn’t file a federal income tax return in either 2018 or 2019 who still meet the requirements for a stimulus check. But there is a catch: These nonfilers need to register to claim their money.
This month, the IRS will mail letters to this group with all the details. In the meantime, we’ll tell you what we know right now about finding out if you’re eligible for theand then claiming it if you receive a letter from the IRS. And here’s what you need to know about when a to eligible Americans and you could get.
Who will the IRS contact about the owed payments?
The IRS said it’s sending letters to 9 million Americans who didn’t 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 file a return and those who are required but haven’t yet, the agency said.
How will the IRS contact those who qualify for a stimulus check?
The IRS will start sending the letters — which it calls IRS Notice 1444-A — around Sept. 24 to those who may be eligible. The agency said the letter will be mailed 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 weren’t required to file a federal tax return, the letter directs you to use the IRS’ Non-Filers tool, where you can provide some information to claim your payment.
If you were required to file your federal taxes but didn’t, the letter directs you to electronically file yourand then use the IRS’ Get My Payment to check the status of your payment.
When is the deadline to request your payment?
Those using the Non-Filers tool need to request their payment by Oct. 15. Afterward, the only way to claim a payment will be to file a federal income tax return.
For more on economic impact payments have tips on, and . Again, you can use to get an estimate for how much you might receive.