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Saturday, April 11, 2020
IRS (Finally!) Launches Registration Tool For Stimulus Checks
Finally. Taxpayers who don’t usually file a tax return have been waiting to see how the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) would allow them to get their stimulus checks (Economic Impact Payments). Today, the IRS announced a new web tool to make that happen.
If you’ve been hearing rumors about TurboTax or other companies implementing portals, that’s because the non-filer tool was developed in partnership between the IRS and the Free File Alliance. According to the IRS, it provides a free and easy option designed for people who don’t have a return filing obligation, including those who don’t usually make enough money to file a tax return.
Even though the tool was developed in partnership with the Free File Alliance, it is available only on IRS.gov. Users should look for Non-filers: Enter Payment Info Here to take them directly to the tool. On the page, you’ll see the blue box at the bottom to click:
When you click, you’ll go here:
Be sure that you’re at IRS.gov when you start. When you get to the FreeFile registration page for non-filers, you should be at this secure URL:
According to the IRS, “Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info” is secure, and the information entered will be safe. The tool is based on Free File Fillable Forms, part of the Free File Alliance’s offerings of free products on IRS.gov.
“People who don’t have a return filing obligation can use this tool to give us basic information so they can receive their Economic Impact Payments as soon as possible,” said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig. “The IRS and Free File Alliance have been working around the clock to deliver this new tool to help people.”
The process is simple and only takes a few minutes to complete. The registration tool will ask you to provide basic information, including your Social Security number, name, address, and dependents. The IRS will use this information to confirm eligibility and calculate and send your stimulus check (Economic Impact Payment)
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