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.
Online Tax Help
IRS has several online resources to help taxpayers.
- Free File: Prepare and file your federal income tax return for free.
- Where's My Refund?: An online tool that will track your tax refund.
- Online Payment Agreements: Apply for a payment plan to pay your balance over time.
- IRS2Go mobile app: Check your refund status, make a payment, find free tax preparation assistance, sign up for helpful tax tips, and more.
- Online Account: View your tax balance and payment history.
- “What Ifs” for Struggling Taxpayers