Can you claim your stimulus check this week if you are at college?

The deadline to claim the stimulus check this year is this Saturday and, in the last weeks, the IRS has been including groups that are asked to enter their data into the system in order to receive the direct payment. Some college students were included as qualifying recipients, but they need to act fast.

Some days ago, the IRS has urged any eligible self-supporting college student who isn’t requested to file a tax return to register by November 21 so they can receive a stimulus check before the end of the year.

On the agency’s website, it was emphasized that only self-supporting students who are not required to file a tax return should use the Non-Filers tool. This means any student who is claimed as a dependent by their parents or someone else cannot get a payment.

After the National EIP Registration Day, that was carried out on November 10, the IRS is still urging people who don't normally file a tax return to enter their information in the Non-Filers tool on IRS.gov., and has especially reminded self-supporting students with little or no income that they may be eligible for payments of $1,200 (or more if they have dependent children.)

Students who either need to or want to, file a regular return should not use the Non-Filers tool.

Anyone using the Non-Filers tool can speed up the arrival of their payment by choosing to receive it by direct deposit.

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