The IRS has sent at least 160 million payments as of August viamailed checks and but up to 9 million people eligible for that first stimulus check still haven't received it and may not even know they can make a claim for it.
Included are non-affiliates who have not had to file a federal tax return for the past two years but must register to claim their money. (Some people withalso miss parts of their check and have .) The Internal Revenue Service sends instructions in notification letters , but we & # 39; I'll tell you how to get started and what you need to know.
Looking ahead, here's when a potentialfor qualified Americans and you might receive. You can also check for an estimate, and for a broader view, check out the
What is the deadline to request a first payment?
Those using the Non-Filers tool must request payment by October 15th. After that, the only way to claim a payment is to file a federal income tax return.
How will the IRS contact you?
The IRS will begin sending the letters – which it calls IRS Notice 1444-A – around Sept. 24 to those who qualify. The agency said the letter will be sent from an IRS address. You can view a copy of the letter (pdf) in English and Spanish here.
How do you claim your payment?
If you weren't required to file a federal tax return, the letter asks for the IRS 'Non-Filers tool, where you can provide some information to help you claim your payment.
If you had to file your federal taxes but didn't, the letter asks you to file your 2019 tax return electronically immediately and then use the IRS "Get My Payment" 39; to check the status of your payment.
For more information on payments for economic consequences, have tips onand . Again, you can use to get an estimate of how much you might receive.