Taxpayers who don’t usually file a tax return have been waiting to see how the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) would allow them to get their stimulus checks (Economic Impact Payments). This past week, the IRS launched a new web tool to make that happen.
The non-filer tool provides a free and easy option designed for people who don’t have a return filing obligation, including those who don’t usually make enough money to file a tax return.
In addition, for some people receiving benefits from the Social Security Administration–specifically those who have dependent children under the age of 17–it is to their advantage to go to this portal to ensure they also get the $500 per dependent Economic Impact Payment.
The tool is available only on IRS.gov. Users should look for “Non-filers: Enter Payment Info Here” (on the top left of this page) to take them directly to the tool.