Federal beneficiaries have more time to register for an Economic Impact Payment

COVID Tax Tip 2020-147, November 2, 2020

Federal beneficiaries who got their Economic Impact Payment but didn't register to receive a $500 supplemental payment per qualifying child can still register for this additional payment using the Non-Filers: Enter Info Here tool before 3 p.m. Eastern November 21, 2020.

Those eligible to provide this information include people with qualifying children who receive Social Security retirement, survivor or disability benefits, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Railroad Retirement benefits and Veterans Affairs Compensation and Pension (C&P) benefits and didn't file a tax return in 2018 or 2019.

Anyone who qualifies for an Economic Impact Payment who didn't have a requirement to file a tax return in 2018 or 2019 should register for an Economic Impact Payment using the Non-Filers tool before Saturday, November 21, 2020.

Anyone using the Non-Filers tool can speed up the arrival of their payment by choosing to receive it by direct deposit. Those who don't choose direct deposit will get a check. People can track the status of their payment using the Get My Payment tool, beginning two weeks after they register.

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