The Internal Revenue Service plans to send instructions later this month to the estimated 9 million Americans who haven’t yet received a stimulus check about how to claim the funds.
It mainly applies to people who don’t usually file income tax returns, the IRS said on Sept. 8, adding that those people will have until Oct. 15 to register on the IRS’s website and use its non-filer tool to receive the payments by the end of the year.
According to the IRS, about 160 million taxpayers have received the payments of up to $1,200, which were approved under the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act that was passed in March. The payments were designed to offset the economic impact of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus pandemic.
“The IRS has made an unprecedented outreach effort to make sure people are aware of their potential eligibility for an Economic Impact Payment this year,” IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig said in a statement.
“Millions who don’t normally file a tax return have already registered and received a payment. We are taking this extra step to help Americans who may not know they could be eligible for this payment or don’t know how to register for one. People who aren’t required to file a tax return can quickly register on IRS.gov and still get their money this year.”
The agency said an estimated 9 million non-filers will be notified.
“The letter, officially known as IRS Notice 1444-A, is written in English and Spanish and includes information on eligibility criteria and how eligible recipients can claim an Economic Impact Payment on IRS.gov. The mailing, which will begin around September 24, will be delivered from an IRS address,” the IRS stated.