This week, the IRS will start contacting 9 million people who may qualify for CARES Act but haven’t received it yet. Included in the group are nonfilers who weren’t required to file a federal tax return over the past two years but didn’t know they needed to complete an IRS online form to claim their money.authorized under
The IRS has sent at least 160 million payments as of August through , mailed checks and and is working to contact those who may still be owed a payment, including some people with who are missing portions of their check and have .
For the 9 million people who may still be owned relief money, the IRS is mailing instructions starting this week in notification letters. We’ll tell you how to get started and what you need to know.
The payment is separate from thecurrently in Washington as part of a larger . Here’s when a potential for qualifying Americans and you might receive. You can also consult for an estimate, and for a broader view, check out the
What’s the deadline to request an initial payment?
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.
How will the IRS contact you?
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.
How do you claim your 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’
For more on economic impact payments have tips on, and . Again, you can use to get an estimate for how much you might receive.