[javascript protected email address] | Phone: 660-938-4033

Get Your Money: Ensure You Receive a Stimulus Payment

Non-filer tool launched by IRS

Get Your Money: Ensure You Receive a Stimulus Payment Image

The IRS recently announced the launch of web sites for non-tax filers to register to receive their economic impact payment and a new Get My Payment tool. Here is what you need to know.

Background

As a response to the coronavirus pandemic, the government is sending $1,200 to single taxpayers with income less than $75,000 ($98,000 with phaseouts). $2,400 is being sent to married taxpayers with income less than $150,000 ($198,000 with phaseouts). An additional $500 is being sent for each child under the age of 17.

The Problem

The payments are being made based on 2019 or 2018 tax returns. If you do not need to file a tax return, you run the risk of not receiving this payment. Additionally, getting payments out to everyone is technically complex. The IRS must look at both 2019 tax returns and 2018 tax returns PLUS they are directed by Congress to match these tax files against two years of Social Security payments for seniors. Not an easy task!

The Solution

The IRS worked to launch a way to register to receive your payment and to determine the status of your payment. You can find the sites here:

For non-filers: Submit information to receive Economic Impact Payment

Payment status and direct deposit registration: There is also an IRS provided Get Your Payment tool to register to receive your payment via direct deposit.

It can be found here: Get My Payment Tool

This tool will also be used to review the status of your payment.

Who should use

If you fall into one of these cases, you need to review whether it makes sense to use these tools.

Not required to file. If you have not filed a tax return in either 2018 or 2019, using this tool or other tax filings is the only way to receive the payment.

College students. If you are not a dependent on someone else’s tax return, you need to look into using the tool. If you are a dependent, It may also be worth a conversation to see if you can or should change your filing status in 2019 in order to receive this payment.

Non-filer. Even if you know you need to file a tax return, but have not yet done so, consider using the non-filer tool. You will still need to file a tax return, but in the meantime, you can receive your payment.

Seniors. Seniors that do not file tax returns in 2018 or 2019 will eventually receive the payment based upon their form 1099-SA or railroad retirement information. The non-filer site asks you not to register, but you may receive the payment sooner AND protect your identity from would be thieves by filing a tax return.

To check on status or speed things up. Want faster payment? Payment not yet received? Use the Get My Payment tool.

The Economic Impact Payments are now officially being sent out, so the sooner you let the IRS know that your payment should be included, the sooner your payment will arrive.

Last updated: 04/20/2020

Have questions? Contact us.

Bobbi Meneely
202 South Macon Street | Meadville, MO 64659
[javascript protected email address]
Phone: 660-938-4033

FacebookLinkedInGoogle Business
© 2020 | Terms of use

Bobbi Meneely COVID-19 Tax Resource Portal

Terms of Service

The Covid-19 Tax Resource Portal (herein after referred to as "Site") is made available as a service to our clients and others for informational purposes only. These materials and information should not be considered as, or a substitute for, accounting, tax or financial advice. While it is hoped the materials provided here are helpful as background material, it is not warranted either expressly or implied as accurate or complete. You should refrain in taking any action based upon the information provided here until you have received proper counsel.

In addition, you understand that any links to any other web site or services does not constitute endorsement of or warranty of any service, product or information provided on their site(s). These links are provided for convenience only.

While our intent is to make transmissions to and from this web site secure, it is understood that no warranty of security can be made and that unforeseen security breaches by "hackers" is a possibility, however slight.

Reproduction of part or all of the contents on this site in any form is prohibited other than for individual use only. All content on this site is copyright protected and/or trademarked as appropriate and may not be copied, duplicated or altered in any way.

In no event shall Bobbi Meneely, its affiliates or suppliers of any content on this site be liable for any indirect, incidental, special, punitive damages or consequential damages of any kind, or any damages whatsoever arising out of or related to your use of the Site, the content and other information obtained therein.

IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS OF SERVICE, IMMEDIATELY STOP ACCESSING THIS SITE.

© 2020 . All Rights Reserved.

Close window