The IRS has created a new website that allows non-filers to request economic impact payments. (IR-2020-69)
Individuals receiving Social Security retirement or disability benefits, or Railroad Retirement benefits, are not required to use this new tool to receive their payments. The IRS will still rely on Form SSA-1099 and Form RRB-1099 for purposes of determining the amount of the impact payment. However, if these individuals have dependents, and have not filed a return for 2018 or 2019, they should visit the website; otherwise, their payment will only be issued for the $1,200 for the recipient and not their spouse or any of their dependents.
Here is a list of who should go to the website and enter their information:
- Individuals who haven’t filed a 2018 or 2019 return because their income is below the filing requirement threshold;
- Veterans beneficiaries and SSI recipients; and
- Social Security, SSDI, and Railroad Retirement beneficiaries with qualifying dependents.
Here is the link to the website:
The IRS also announced that the website for other taxpayers to enter bank account information for direct deposit, and a website for everyone to check on the status of their payment, will be available next week.
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