IRS creates web tool for non-filers to get economic impact payments

Monday, April 13, 2020

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service created a web tool to allow those who do not normally file tax returns to receive Economic Impact Payments.

The tool, available at https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/non-filers-enter-payment-info-here , allows quick registration for non-filers, which includes those who make too little income to file tax returns.

"People who don't have a return filing obligation can use this tool to give us basic information so they can receive their Economic Impact Payments as soon as possible," said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig. "The IRS and Free File Alliance have been working around the clock to deliver this new tool to help people."

Those with too little income to file include single filers who made less than $12,200, and married couples making less than $24,400 in 2019.

The economic impact payments will be distributed automatically to most people starting the week of April 13. Eligible taxpayers who filed returns in 2019 or 2018 will receive the payments automatically. Taxpayers will receive payments of $1,200 for individuals, or $2,400 for married couples, and $500 for each qualifying child.

Automatic payments will also go out to those receiving Social Security, retirement, survivors, disability (SDDI), or survivor benefits and Railroad Retirement benefits. People in these groups with dependents will receive $1,200; and those with children under age 17 may use the non-filers tool to claim the $500 per child benefit.

The IRS continues to look into ways to supply the economic impact payments automatically to veterans disability compensation beneficiaries and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients, who may not have filed for the 2018 and 2019 tax years. Individuals in these groups can either wait or choose to use the non-filers web tool to file.

For more information, visit https://irs.gov/coronavirus .