New IRS Tool Helps Non-Filers Register for Economic Impact Payments
On April 10, 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:
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 we 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. Receive an e-mail from Customer Service at Free File Fillable Forms that acknowledges you have successfully submitted your information
Coming next week
o Automatic payments begin for most people
o Get My Payment, a second tool being developed by the 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.