The IRS just announced that they are reopening the registration period for certain individuals claiming an Economic Impact Payment. If you receive Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, Railroad Retirement, or certain Veterans benefits – but didn’t receive the $500 payment per child earlier this year – then you can still file for the $500 payment.
Here’s what you need to know about the latest update:
Federal benefit recipients can use the Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here tool to get a catch-up payment for a qualifying child if:
- You have not already used the Non-Filers tool to provide information about your qualifying child
- You have not filed your 2019 or 2018 tax return
*Note: Social Security, SSI, Railroad Retirement Board beneficiaries, and certain VA recipients who have already used the Non-Filers tool to provide information on children don’t need to take any further action. The IRS will automatically send a payment in October.
How to Apply
Federal benefit recipients can use the Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here tool to get a catch-up payment for a qualifying child, which is available on IRS.gov. Eligible individuals can use the tool until Wednesday, September 30 to enter information about their qualifying children to receive a catch-up $500 payment per child.
What to Expect
Eligible recipients can check the status of their catch-up payment using the Get My Payment tool on IRS.gov. Payment will be issued in October, and you will receive a notice in the mail after the payment is issued.
- Those who received their original Economic Impact Payment by direct deposit will also have any catch-up payment direct deposited to the same account. Others will receive a check.
- Those unable to access the Non-Filers tool may file a simplified paper return following these instructions.
- Anyone who misses the September 30 deadline will need to wait until next year to claim the payment as a credit on their 2020 federal income tax return.
Finally, the following resources are also available to explain the details of how this money will be distributed:
- Coronavirus Tax Relief and Economic Impact Payments
- The IRS website
- Get My Payment Tool
- Coronavirus Updates & Resources
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