While the chances of a new stimulus check being shipped are still in doubt, most of the direct payments from the first round have already been sent and received. There are, however, nearly 9 million people the IRS is trying to contact to send money to. Who are they?
The IRS launched a campaign for its partners in state and local government agencies, as well as other agencies, to help contact people who may be eligible for the $ 1,200 direct payment provided by CARES ACt.
The agency also asks the general public to promote this initiative, especially among those individuals who have an annual income of less than $ 12,000 per year or $ 24,000 per year per couple, as well as the homeless.
"Please consider spreading the word," the agency says.
The IRS notes that it continues its efforts to follow the CARES Act, but requires assistance in contacting those who are missing.
As these are people who have not had the obligation to file taxes in the last two years, due to low income or no income, the agency does not have the necessary information to send them the money.
The individuals the IRS is looking for, and who needs to contact the agency, are included in these 10 groups:
1. Money for dependents: This applies to people who received their own direct payment of $ 1,200 dollars, but did not receive $ 500 per dependent, because they did not inform the agency that they had a child under the age of 17.
2. Members of low-income households without a filing requirement.- People with incomes less than $ 12,200 per year or married couples with incomes less than $ 24,400 per year.
3. People without income
4. Part-time workers with low incomes.
5. Self-employed with low incomes.
6. People who work in the ‘gig economy’ with low incomes. They are basically people with “individual contracts”, like people in Airbnb, Uber, Instacart, etc.
7. Homeless people.- These people can request the money, but they must provide an address for a shelter where they usually spend the night.
8. Non-dependent student.
The agency needs these people to enter their data in the Non-filer tool, on the IRS website, and reminds that there are two key dates that must be taken into account:
September 30 for those Non-filers who have not received the $ 500 per dependent.
October 15 for the rest of the Non-filers who have not provided information, and have therefore not received their checks.