Economic Impact Payment Information Center — Topic G: Non-Filers Tool

A1. If you already filed a 2019 tax return, you don’t need to do anything to get your Economic Impact Payment. You will automatically get your payment deposited directly into your account if we have your direct deposit information on file. 

If the direct deposit account is no longer active, the IRS will automatically mail your payment to your address of record (this is generally the address on your last return or as updated through the United States Postal Service (USPS)).

If you filed a tax return for 2019, do not use Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here.

Do not use the Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here tool, if you are required to file a 2019 tax return and have not filed yet. Doing so may delay your Economic Impact Payment, processing your tax return and any tax refund you may be owed.

However, if you do not have a filing requirement and did not already receive an Economic Impact Payment, you should use the Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here tool, provided you:

  1. are not claimed as a dependent of another taxpayer, and
  2. you have a Social Security number valid for employment.

Most individuals who receive Social Security retirement or survivor benefits, Social Security disability (SSDI), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Department of Veteran Affairs benefits or Railroad Retirement benefits were already issued a payment. If you are a benefit recipient and have not received a payment, we may not have enough information for you. If you are not required to and do not plan to file a 2019 tax return and you cannot be claimed as a dependent, you should use the Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here tool by November 21 to register for your payment.

The IRS will use the information you provide to determine your eligibility for the Economic Impact Payment. 

The IRS won’t have the information necessary to issue you a Payment unless you provide some basic information about yourself, your spouse, and any qualifying child under age 17.  Entering your bank account information will allow the IRS to deposit your Payment directly into your account.  Otherwise, your Payment will be mailed to you.

The Non-Filers tool will be available until November 21, 2020. This deadline allows the IRS enough time to process this information and, for most individuals, issue the Payment before December 31, 2020.

A2. No, the Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here tool cannot be used if you already filed a 2019 tax return. If we do not have bank information for you, your Payment will be mailed to the address we have on file for you.

A3. The Economic Impact Payment’s Non-Filers tool was not intended for use by taxpayers who also needed to file a tax return with the IRS for tax year 2019.

If you used the Non-Filers tool to register for an Economic Impact Payment, you cannot  file your tax return electronically.  You must complete and print a paper 2019 Form 1040 or 1040-SR tax return, write “Amended EIP Return” at the top, and mail it to the IRS.  If you owe tax, you should pay it in full as soon as possible. See the IRS Pay tab for payment options. Interest will be charged on any amounts that were not paid by July 15. For more information, visit the Amended EIP Return page.

A4. If you can't or don't want to submit the information online using the Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here tool, you can still use the tool to enter the required information and then print and mail in the document. Do not submit the information twice.

If you submit a printed form, double-check that “EIP 2020” is at the top of the document. Mail the printed document to the IRS address for your state, without payment.

The IRS won’t have the information necessary to issue you a Payment unless you provide some basic information about yourself, your spouse, and any qualifying child under age 17. Entering your bank account information will allow the IRS to deposit your payment directly in your account.  Otherwise, your Payment will be mailed to you.

The IRS cannot send Economic Impact Payments after December 31, 2020. Submitting the information electronically and requesting direct deposit is recommended at this time, so the IRS has time to process your information and issue an Economic Impact Payment prior to that date. Eligible individuals who do not receive a payment this year can request the Recovery Rebate Credit on their 2020 tax return.

A5. If you don’t typically need to file taxes, the fastest way to get your payment is to use the Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here online tool and request direct deposit.

The deadline to mail a simplified paper tax return was October 15, 2020, to get your payment before the end of the year.

The IRS cannot send Economic Impact Payments after December 31, 2020. Submitting the information electronically and requesting direct deposit is recommended at this time, so the IRS has time to process your information and issue an Economic Impact Payment prior to that date. Eligible individuals who do not receive a payment this year can request the Recovery Rebate Credit on their 2020 tax return.