If you were one of the many parents that didn’t get the additional $500 per child stimulus check, the IRS has some good news for you. The stimulus check registration has been renewed and you can now submit your qualifying children’s information on the IRS website.
General instructions on using the non-filers tool:
- Go to https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/non-filers-enter-payment-info-here
- Click on the “Enter your information” button on the bottom of the page
- Create an Account
- On Step 1, you will enter your information (name, address, social security) and your spouse’s information, if applicable
- You will then need to enter your child’s information
- Enter your banking information for where you would like to receive your stimulus check
- Lastly, you will need to verify your identification on Step 2 of the non-filers tool
- Click on “Continue to E-File”
The IRS has provided the following statement:
"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 did not file a tax return in 2018 or 2019.”
For those parents that qualify, the additional $500 stimulus payments are expected to start being issued by the IRS around the middle of October.
Also, anyone who didn’t receive a stimulus check for themselves but were qualified to receive one can also use the IRS’s non-filer tool to request their stimulus check. The IRS is urging people to use the tool and submit their information by October 15th. For those who miss the mid-October deadline, they would still be able to claim their stimulus check as a credit on their 2020 federal tax income return next year.