Most eligible U.S. taxpayers will receive their payments automatically, as the IRS will use information from their federal income tax filings from 2018 or 2019. Others who will automatically get te payment are those who receive Social Security benefits, survivors, those who get Railroad Retirement benefits, or those who get Social Security Disability Insurance benefits.
"You can provide the necessary information to the IRS easily and quickly for no fee through Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info. We will use this information to determine your eligibility and payment amount and send you an Economic Impact Payment. After providing this information you won’t need to take any additional action," according to the website.
The IRS also announced a new "Get My Payment" tool that will be launched on April 17, which will "provide [people with] the status of their payment, including the date their payment is scheduled to be deposited into their bank account or mailed to them."
Numerous Americans will be eligible for up to $1,200 for individuals or up to $2,400 for married couples and $500 for each qualifying child, according to the agency.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow have both said the checks will be sent out starting in mid-April. Both officials have stressed the Trump administration wants to re-open the U.S. economy as soon as possible.