TurboTax, IRS Start Free Website for Americans Who Don’t File Taxes

April 5, 2020 Updated: April 5, 2020

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) created a new stimulus check registration website on Saturday for the 10 million or so Americans who didn’t file income tax because they didn’t make enough.

Direct deposit payments could reportedly be made as early as April 9 while paper checks will be mailed out later.

The agency partnered with tax filing software giant TurboTax to come up with the website. Americans can submit their current direct deposit information or mailing address via the website.

“There are as many as 10 million Americans who are not required to file a tax return,” TurboTax said in a news release. “Because the IRS will use the federal tax return to determine and send individual stimulus payments, these individuals are at risk of not receiving their stimulus payment. Users simply answer a few questions and then choose to receive their payment via direct deposit or check.”

Social Security recipients will receive the stimulus money, which was included as part of a $2 trillion spending package that was passed in Congress last month amid the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus pandemic, in the same way they receive their benefits.

In order to get a receive payment you need to have an adjusted gross income of below $99,000 if one a single filer, $136,500 if you file as head of household, or $198,000 if you’re married and file jointly.

The IRS will then calculate and automatically send the payment, with no action required by most Americans. For Americans who have not yet filed their returns for 2019, the IRS will use information from their 2018 tax filing.