Yesterday the Treasury Department and IRS launched a new free and easy online tool that enables those who don’t normally file a tax return, or have too little income to file, to register for Economic Impact Payments (EIP) so they can receive their payments faster. The tool is available only on IRS.gov; users should look for the Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here button; there is also a link or their homepage. 

Who should use the Non-Filers tool. The tool is designed for people who did not file a tax return for 2018 or 2019 and who don’t receive Social Security retirement or disability benefits or Railroad Retirement benefits. Others who should consider using the Non-Filers tool include: o Low-income individuals who haven’t filed a 2018 or 2019 return because they made under the $12,200 for individuals and $24,400 for married couples’ threshold.o Veterans beneficiaries and Supplemental Security Income recipients.o Social Security, SSDI and Railroad Retirement beneficiaries with qualifying dependents under the age of 17.o Students who have not been claimed on someone else’s tax returns. 

How to use the Non-Filers tool. For those who don’t normally file a tax return, the process is simple and only takes a few minutes to complete: 1. Go to Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info.2. Create an account by providing your email address and phone number; and establishing a user ID and password.3. Input your filing status (Single or Married filing jointly) and personal information.Note: Make sure you have a valid Social Security number for you, your spouse, and any dependents.4. Check the “box” if someone can claim you as a dependent or your spouse as a dependent.5. Complete your bank information (otherwise IRS will send you a check).6. Enter personal information to verify yourself. You will need your driver’s license (or state-issued ID) information. If you don’t have one, leave it blank.7. You will receive an email from Customer Service at Free File Fillable Forms that acknowledges you have successfully submitted your information. 

Coming next week.  Automatic payments begin for most people.o Get My Payment, a second tool being developed by IRS, will provide non-filers with the status of their payment, including the date their payment is scheduled to be deposited into their bank account or mailed to them.
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New IRS Tool Helps Non-Filers Register for Economic Impact Payments

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