Currently, the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internet Revenue Service launched an online help portal to help non-filers receive economic impact payments. This online portal is also called “IRS Help Online,” where Americans who did not file a tax return in 2018 or 2019 can submit basic personal information to the IRS so that they can receive payments in an easy way.
The full name of this online tool is “Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here,” which is designed for Americans who are not required to file tax returns to make sure they receive their payment as quickly and safely as possible. Inside this online portal, individuals could enter their bank account information, and thus their payment will be directly deposited in their bank account once IRS has proceeded tax return files.
How to find this online page? Well, you need to go to IRS.gov and click on the “Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here” button. After that, the tool will request basic information to confirm eligivility, calculate and send the Economic Impact Payments for you.
Economic Impact Payments might include basic information such as:
- Your full names and Social Security numbers, including for spouse and dependents
- Your mailing address
- Your bank account type, account and routing numbers.
Besides “Non-Filers” tool, the IRS also launches a separate online tool for tax return application, which is called “Get My Payment.” This tool allows taxpayers who filed their tax return in 2018 or 2019 but did not provide their bank information on their return to submit direct information so that they can receive payments immediately. “Get My Payment” will also allow taxpayers to track the status of their payment.
However, for Social Security recipients, if you did not file a tax return in 2018 or 2019, you do not need to use these tools or take any actions. IRS will use the information on the Form SSA-1099 and Form RRB-1099 to generate $1,200 Economic Impact Payments.