Coronavirus Tax Relief and Economic Impact Payments for Individuals and Families

Find help for individual and families affected by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). This page will be updated as new information is available.

Economic Impact Payments

We started issuing Economic Impact Payments in April. Most people received their payments automatically.

Non-filers who do not receive federal benefits: However, if you’re not normally required to file a federal tax return, you may need to provide information to the IRS by October 15 using the Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here tool to receive a payment in 2020.

Federal Benefit Recipients: The IRS reopened the registration period for individuals who receive Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, Railroad Retirement or veteran's benefits, but didn't receive $500 per child earlier this year when they received their own Economic Impact Payment. You can use the Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here tool until September 30 to enter information about your qualifying children to receive a catch-up $500 payment per child. This payment will be issued in October.

If you miss these deadlines, you’ll need to wait until next year and claim it as a credit on your 2020 federal income tax return.

Check your payment status or see if you should use the Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here tool.

Coronavirus-Related Paid Leave for Workers

You are entitled to paid sick leave, either to tend to your own health needs or to care for a family member.

Read the press release on paid sick leave.

Online Tax Help

IRS has several online resources to help taxpayers.

More Information

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