The deadline for submitting a claim for an initial payment or catch-up payment is Saturday, November 21 at 12:00 p.m. PT (3:00 p.m. ET). We’ll show you how, find out if you meet the requirements to be eligible for the initial check, what to do to claim your full or partial payment, and what happens if you don’t meet the deadline.
If your situation matches one of the situations described above, you may still owe an initial stimulus check (and here isfor a second payment, if there is one). This story was recently updated.
People who normally do not file a tax return
In September, the IRS began contacting 9 million Americans who may be eligible for a payment, but may not have known they had to register to claim it. This group – which the IRS categorizes as “non-affiliates” – includes people who are, such as , and individuals with an income of less than $ 12,200. You must make a claim using the Non-Filers tool.
People miss a payment for a dependent child
Each is eligible under the CARES Act– those 16 and under – were eligible for a check for $ 500. But some people’s payments for any eligible dependent.
As with non-affiliates, if you miss a dependent and receive payment in December, you can claim this Nov. 21 here. You can use ourto get an idea of how much you might owe. If you miss the deadline, you can claim the payment on your 2020 federal tax return in 2021.
Note that in some cases, where parents are divorced or divorced and jointly share custody of a dependent,per eligible child, so you may not even know you are eligible for the payment.
People with checks were inappropriately garnished
Although there are a few instances where the federal government or a debt collection agency could, in general, if you are eligible for a check, . One area in which the federal government can cash a check is for child support backlog. If it , only the spouse who owes child support may have the check confiscated.
According to the IRS, the parent who doesn’t owe child support should receive their share of the payment without taking action. If you haven’t received your check, the IRS said it works to send the missing payments. While you don’t have many options for appealing to the IRS, you can also try the nonfilers tool to register your claim.
Those who have used our stimulus check calculator and suspect that all or part of their check is missing
Finally, if after using ourIf you find that you may be eligible for a higher payment than you received, you can check the IRS Get My Payment tool to see if there is a check in the works. If the IRS is waiting for information from you before your check is sent, you may still have time to apply this year.
US citizens living abroad, some non-US citizens, plus some in US territories
The IRS has rules that determine the terms of payment for US citizens living abroad and non-US citizens who work in the US – along with spouses of non-resident aliens. We have a guide running through theif you qualify but did not receive a check.
People who are in prison are eligible by court order
Since April, when it started sending payments, the IRS has been going back and forth on whether. A recent ruling by a federal judge in California appears to have resolved the matter – at least for now – and requires the IRS to contact those in prison who can file a claim for . The deadline for submitting a claim by mail has passed (it was November 4). Those stuck have until Nov. 21 to submit online, if they have access to the Internet, using the IRS Non-Filers tool.
The IRS has appealed the case.
What if the November 21 deadline passes?
You still have the chance to claim your stimulus check money from April 2020, even if you miss the November 21st deadline to file a claim with the IRS. You just have to wait until tax season 2021. While the IRS doesn’t have specific instructions yet, the agency has said it will publish details as the date gets closer.
To know everything about the first payment,. We also have an idea of how quickly the IRS could send the second round like another and what other benefits you would expect .