The Internal Revenue Service reminded people who don't normally file tax returns that they have until November 21 at 3 p.m. Eastern time to register for an Economic Impact Payment. They also may be eligible to get a $1,200 payment for their spouse and $500 for each qualifying child.
The extended November 21 deadline has also allowed federal beneficiaries who already received an EIP but didn't register to receive supplemental $500 payments for qualifying children, to have time to do so.
People who are eligible to provide this information include individuals with qualifying children who receive Social Security retirement, survivor or disability benefits, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Railroad Retirement benefits, and Veterans Affairs Compensation and Pension (C&P) benefits and did not file a tax return in 2018 or 2019.
The IRS also urges anyone who didn't have a requirement to file a tax return in 2018 or 2019 to register for an Economic Impact Payment by using the Non-Filers tool before the November 21 deadline. This includes qualified low-income families and homeless people.
If you are one of these potential recipients of the stimulus check, you must submit information to the Internal Revenue Service so that the payment can be made.
In order to report your data and claim your check, you have two options:
Simplified tax return
One of the options a person has is to file a simplified tax return. This document can be submitted through a tax preparer, tax software provider, or IRS Free File.
Non-filers online tool
The other way is to use the IRS “Non-filers” online tool to upload data and report where the payment should be received. This option will be available until the November 21 deadline, after that date it will be taken down.
Those who believe they are entitled to the payment can claim it even if they have not received a notice.
As a reminder, anyone using the Non-Filers tool can speed the arrival of their payment by choosing to receive it by direct deposit. Those not choosing this option will get a check.