The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has designated November 10 as “National EIP Registration Day.” The event is intended to serve as a final push for those who doesn’t normally file a tax return to register to receive an Economic Impact Payment (EIP, or more commonly, stimulus check).
“National EIP Registration Day” will feature support from IRS partner groups inside and outside of the tax community, including those that work with low-income and underserved communities. Many of those groups have been working with the IRS, helping translate and making available stimulus check information and resources in 35 languages.
The IRS also plans a special push on social media to support the final registration drive in multiple languages. You can follow the IRS on Twitter @IRSNews, like them on Facebook @IRS, and follow them on Instagram @IRSNews.
The point of the added publicity is to call attention to the new November 21 deadline. Last month, the IRS extended the deadline to register for your stimulus check to November 21, 2020. This new date gives you an additional five weeks past the previous October 15, 2020, deadline.
Stimulus Check Letters Are In The Mail
The IRS has already sent nearly 9 million letters to people who may be eligible for the $1,200 checks but don’t normally file a tax return. Those folks have been identified as potential check recipients based on an internal analysis of forms, like Forms W-2, 1099s, and other third-party statements sent to the IRS each year, but have not been matched with tax returns. This is generally Americans who have an annual income of $24,400 or less for married couples and $12,200 or less for single folks.
The letter, officially known as IRS Notice 1444-A, advises non-filers that they should register at IRS.gov by the deadline to receive a check by the end of the year. If you miss the date, you will have to wait until next year and claim the credit on your 2020 federal income tax return (the one that you’ll file in 2021) to receive a check.
The letters, along with the special November 10 event, both urge people to use the Non-Filers: Enter Info Here on IRS.gov.
“Our partner groups have been a critical part of the unprecedented IRS outreach and education campaign this year to contact as many people as possible about these payments,” said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig. “As a result, millions of Americans have successfully used the Non-filers portal and received their Economic Impact Payment. Registration is quick and easy, and we urge everyone to share this information to reach as many people before time runs out on November 21.”
How To Register To Get A Stimulus Check
To register for your payment, simply click over to the IRS website and use the Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here tool. There is no cost to register. You can speed up your check’s arrival by choosing to receive it by direct deposit; if you don’t opt for direct deposit, you’ll get