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2021 tax filing season set to begin February 12

The IRS will begin accepting and processing 2020 tax year returns on Friday, Feb.12, 2021. People who are ready to file can begin filing their tax returns with tax prep software, including IRS Free File. Software providers are accepting...

  • January 29, 2021

IRS extends Economic Impact Payment registration deadline for non-filers to Nov. 21

The deadline to register for an Economic Impact Payment using the Non-Filers tool is extended to November 21, 2020. The IRS urges people who don’t typically file a tax return – and haven’t received an Economic Impact Payment –...

  • October 14, 2020

People experiencing homelessness may qualify for an Economic Impact Payment

People experiencing homelessness may be eligible for a $1,200 Economic Impact Payment and $500 for each qualifying child under age 17. To get this payment, they must register with the IRS by Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. If someone’s income...

  • October 13, 2020

Here’s how to get the status of an Economic Impact Payment

Eligible individuals can visit IRS.gov and use the Get My Payment tool to find out the status of their Economic Impact Payment. This tool will show if a payment has been issued and whether the payment was direct deposited...

  • September 30, 2020

Federal benefit recipients with children have more time to get the $500 Economic Impact Payment

The IRS has reopened the registration period for individuals who receive Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, Railroad Retirement or veteran’s benefits, but didn’t receive $500 per child earlier this year when they received their own Economic Impact Payment. Federal...

  • September 8, 2020

IRS takes new steps to ensure people with children receive $500 Economic Impact Payments

WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service continues to look for ways to help people who were unable to provide their information in time to receive Economic Impact Payments for their children. As part of that effort, the Internal Revenue...

  • August 19, 2020

Keep Economic Impact Payment notice with other tax records

People who receive an Economic Impact Payment this year should keep Notice 1444, Your Economic Impact Payment, with their tax records. This notice provides information about the amount of their payment, how the payment was made and how to...

  • June 26, 2020

Avoiding Economic Impact Payment Scams

Here is a video tax tip from the IRS: Avoiding Economic Impact Payment Scams English Subscribe today: The IRS YouTube channels provide short, informative videos on various tax related topics in English, Spanish and ASL. • www.youtube.com/irsvideos • www.youtube.com/irsvideosmultilingua...

  • June 23, 2020

159 million Economic Impact Payments processed; Low-income people and others who aren’t required to file tax returns can quickly register for payment with IRS Non-Filers tool

WASHINGTON – With 159 million Economic Impact Payments processed, the Internal Revenue Service reminds many low-income Americans who don’t usually file tax returns to register for a payment by Oct. 15. Millions of low-income people and others who aren’t...

  • June 4, 2020

Answers to tax questions are just a few clicks away on IRS.gov

There are many easy-to-use tools on available on IRS.gov. Even better, they are available 24 hours a day. These tools help people file and pay taxes, find information about their account and get answers to tax questions. Here are...

  • June 3, 2020

Millions of people will get their Economic Impact Payment by prepaid debit card

Nearly four million people are being sent their Economic Impact Payment by prepaid debit card, instead of paper check. The determination of which taxpayers receive a debit card was made by the Bureau of the Fiscal Service, another part...

  • May 26, 2020

Here’s why some people’s Economic Impact Payment is different than expected

As people across the country receive their Economic Impact Payments, some might receive a different amount than they expected. Eligible individuals receive a payment for $1,200. Two eligible individuals filing a joint return receive $2,400. And, eligible individuals receive...

  • May 20, 2020

Why the Economic Impact Payment amount could be different than anticipated

WASHINGTON −The IRS and Treasury have successfully delivered nearly 130 million Economic Impact Payments to Americans in less than a month, and more are on the way. Some Americans may have received a payment amount different than what they...

  • May 12, 2020

Low-income people are eligible to get an Economic Impact Payment

Low-income individuals are eligible to receive an Economic Impact Payment. Those who do not have a regular filing requirement can use the free, online tool Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info to quickly and easily register to receive their payment. There...

  • May 5, 2020

VA and SSI recipients act now to add eligible children to Economic Impact Payment

People who receive Supplemental Security Income and Department of Veterans Affairs benefits who have children need to act by May 5 to quickly receive the full amount of their Economic Impact Payment. Those who need to act are those...

  • May 4, 2020

Use IRS Non-Filers tool to get Economic Impact Payment; many low-income, homeless qualify

WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service today reminds low-income Americans to use the free, online tool Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info to quickly and easily register to receive their Economic Impact Payment. The IRS has recently released a new Spanish...

  • April 30, 2020

Who can get more Economic Impact Payment money for children

Millions of Americans have already received their Economic Impact Payments as the IRS continues to automatically send payments to more individuals. Eligible taxpayers who filed tax returns for either 2019 or 2018 will automatically receive their payment. The IRS...

  • April 28, 2020

Taxpayers with a filing requirement must file a tax return to get an Economic Impact Payment

While most eligible taxpayers don’t need to take any action to receive an Economic Impact Payment, some people will. This includes those who are required to file and haven’t filed a tax return for either 2018 or 2019. Here...

  • April 24, 2020

Get answers to Economic Impact Payment questions

The IRS is regularly updating the Economic Impact Payment  and the Get My Payment tool frequently asked questions pages on IRS.gov as more information becomes available. Taxpayers should check the FAQs often for the latest additions; many common questions...

  • April 20, 2020

Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here

Who is eligible for the Economic Impact Payment? U.S. citizens or resident aliens who: Have a valid Social Security number, Could not be claimed as a dependent of another taxpayer, and Had adjusted gross income under certain limits. Who...

  • April 10, 2020