The IRS is getting ready to issue the Economic Impact Payments to millions of Americans and is reviewing its 2018 and 2019 tax records to determine who qualifies for the payment and in what amount.
The ongoing problem has been the fact that many individuals who potentially qualify for the stimulus, do not have to file taxes. One solution to make sure the IRS has your data was to file a tax return even if you were not required to do it. That option, although not very burdensome in light of the anticipated benefit, wasn’t ideal.
The IRS finally came through and in collaboration with the Free File Alliance developed the tool for non-filers to provide their information quickly and efficiently. The tool, Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here, is an easy process that will take a short time to get your information updated with the IRS and claim your portion of the stimulus payment.
What information is required to complete the registration?
You will be redirected to a secure page where you have to create an account; you will need the following details to complete the process:
- Social Security number
- Date of birth
- Full name, mailing address, and email address
- Bank account number (have your routing number ready)
- Driver’s license or ID card
- If you have a qualifying child(ren) you will need their Social Security number
- PIN number if you received one from the IRS; this may not apply to everybody
If you don’t provide your banking information, the IRS will issue a paper check and mail it to the address you provide.
If you filed 2018 or 2019 tax returns, you do not need to complete this registration. The IRS already has your information and will proceed with sending you the stimulus automatically, assuming you qualify for it.
Where’s My Stimulus Check? Get Your Payment
The IRS is expecting to start issuing payments next week. It is also working on another tool, called Get My Payment, that will help you track the status of your payment. That tool is expected to be available by Friday of next week.
The tool will allow the eligible people to enter their bank information and get the payment faster via direct deposit. Keep in mind that if the IRS does not have your banking information, only the mailing address, and has already scheduled to mail the payment, it is too late to switch to a direct deposit.