As many as 9 million people may not know they qualify for the, according to the IRS. The majority of people who received the direct payment this spring and summer didn’t have to anything to claim it, so long as they met . But a subset of folks did have to take a further step, mainly people who , a group that can include and .
The IRS is now sending letters to people who may be eligible. Recipients have until Oct. 15 to file for their payment, the IRS said, if they want to receive it this year. It’s unclear at this time if or how the latest events in Washington will impact this group of people.
These missing payments from the first round are separate from thethat could be part of a — here’s . Here’s when a potential for qualifying Americans and you might receive. You can also consult for an estimate, and for a broader view.
Who are the nonfilers eligible to receive a stimulus check?
Among the 9 million the IRS started contacting last week are nonfilers who weren’t required to file a federal tax return for 2018 and 2019 and didn’t know they needed to submit an additional form with the IRS to claim a relief payment.
How will the IRS contact me about my money?
The IRS will start sending the letters — which it calls IRS Notice 1444-A — around Sept. 24 to those who may be eligible. The agency said the letter will be mailed from an IRS address. You can see a copy of the letter here (PDF) in English and Spanish. The IRS cautions that receiving a letter doesn’t guarantee you are eligible for a payment.
How do I claim my stimulus payment?
If you weren’t required to file a federal tax return, the letter directs you to use the IRS’ Non-Filers tool, where you can provide some information to claim your payment.
If you were required to file your federal taxes but didn’t, the letter directs you to electronically file your Get My Payment to check the status of your payment.and then use the IRS’
What if I miss the Oct. 15 deadline?
Those using the Non-Filers tool need to request their payment by Oct. 15. Afterward, the only way to claim a payment will be to file a federal income tax return.
For more on economic impact payments have tips on, and . Again, you can use to get an estimate for how much you might receive.