The IRS has a new website where you can get your stimulus relief check if you were not required to file a tax return
The IRS has set up a new website where those who didn’t need to file a tax return because of low income can enter the information from their bank account so that the stimulus check can be direct deposited. Inputting this information is not necessary if the non-filer receives Social Security payments. If the IRS doesn’t have the bank account information, the check could be delayed for up to 4-5 months.
Most individual taxpayers who file now realize that providing their bank account information with the return is the best way to get the fastest tax refund or to ensure that taxes due need not be paid until the final due date of the return. The IRS will be able to use that information to deposit the stimulus checks quickly.
Unfortunately, this website is not available to those individuals who file tax returns but do not give the IRS their bank account information when doing so. They will receive the payment by mail possible as late as September.
PUBLISHED FRI, APR 10 202012:12 PM EDT UPDATED FRI, APR 10 20201:25 PM EDT
- The IRS and the U.S. Treasury on Friday launched a new IRS website where Americans who aren’t required to pay taxes can go to enter payment information to receive their stimulus relief check.
- The portal is available for U.S. citizens and resident aliens who have a valid social security number, can’t be claimed as a dependent of another taxpayer and who have adjusted gross income under certain limits, the IRS site says.
- You can enter in bank account information or, if you don’t have it, can tell the IRS where to mail a check.
US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin arrives to testify during a House Ways and Means Committee hearing about the Fiscal Year 2021 budget request on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, March 3, 2020.Saul Loeb | AFP | Getty Images
The portal is available for U.S. citizens and resident aliens who have a valid social security number, can’t be claimed as dependent of another taxpayer and who have adjusted gross income under certain limits, the IRS site says. The site asks for payment information, your full name, mailing address and email address.
“People who don’t have a return filing obligation can use this tool to give us basic information so they can receive their Economic Impact Payments as soon as possible,” said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig.
The IRS also announced a new “Get My Payment” tool that it says will launch on April 17. Get My Payment “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,” the IRS said.
You’ll also need to provide your bank account number and routing number if you have one for a direct deposit. If you don’t have bank account information, the IRS will mail a check.
Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin announced the new website on Twitter.Steven Mnuchin✔@stevenmnuchin1
.@USTreasury and @IRSNews just launched a FREE web portal for millions of Americans who are not required to file tax returns to make sure they get their payment as quickly and securely as possible! Visit the portal here: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/non-filers-enter-payment-info-here …Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here | Internal Revenue ServiceWho is eligible for the Economic Impact Payment? U.S. citizens or resident aliens who:irs.gov602Twitter Ads info and privacy587 people are talking about this
Under the $2 trillion stimulus bill that was signed by President Trump in late March, tax payers can receive up to $1,200 per person or $2,400 for married couples and up to $500 for each qualifying child. Eligible taxpayers who filed returns in either 2018 or 2019 will begin to receive checks next week, the IRS said.
Most Americans who qualify for the stimulus relief will receive their checks through direct deposit. Tax filers with adjusted gross income up to $75,000 for individuals, or up to $150,000 for married couples, will receive the full payment. It’s reduced by $5 for each $100 above those thresholds, according to the IRS website.
Those who still haven’t filed taxes, but are required to, need to do so as soon as possible in order to receive a check soon, according to the IRS.