The IRS takes new steps to ensure people with children receive $500 Economic Impact Payments
Last Updated: August 17, 2020
The IRS has extended its deadline to September 30, 2020 to provide information to the IRS using its IRS’ Non-Filer Tool if you:
- Receive Social Security retirement, survivors, or disability benefits, or SSI payments.
- Did not file a 2019 or 2018 tax return.
- Have a qualifying child under age 17.
- You did not already enter information in the IRS’ Non-Filer Tool for you and at least one child.
If you already entered information in the IRS’ Non-Filer Tool before and even after the IRS’ previously announced deadlines (April 22 if you receive Social Security; May 5 if you receive SSI), you do not need to do anything. The IRS will automatically make a payment in October based on the information you provided them.
Please read the IRS’ August 14 press release for more details.