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The IRS is set to send out approximately 9 million stimulus checks to Americans at the end of this month.
The recipients of these checks will be Americans who typically don’t file federal income tax returns and who have not registered to claim their stimulus checks.
These individuals who did not file a 2018 or 2019 tax return are people who have very low incomes, based on Forms W-2, 1099s and other third-party statements available to the IRS.
“The IRS has made an unprecedented outreach effort to make sure people are aware of their potential eligibility for an Economic Impact Payment this year,” said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig.
“Millions who don’t normally file a tax return have already registered and received a payment. We are taking this extra step to help Americans who may not know they could be eligible for this payment or don’t know how to register for one. People who aren’t required to file a tax return can quickly register on IRS.gov and still get their money this year.”
If you fall into this category, you should receive a letter from the IRS urging you to register at IRS.gov by October 15 in order to receive the payment by the end of the year.
The letter is officially known as “IRS Notice 1444-A” and these letters should start being sent out around September 24.
Individuals can receive up to $1,200, and married couples can receive up to $2,400. People with qualifying children under age 17 at the end of 2019 can get up to an additional $500 for each qualifying child.
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