IRS has issued updated guidance for SSI and VA benefit recipients with dependents. If no tax return was filed in 2018 or 2019 and you have qualifying dependents, you must submit additional information using the IRS portal by May 5th to receive the dependent portion of your stimulus payment. Read on for the details.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued updated guidance for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Veterans Affairs Benefits recipients with qualifying dependents eligible for COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments. If you receive SSI or VA benefits, have qualifying children under 17 and didn’t file a tax return in 2018 or 2019, use the Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info tool to register to have $500 per child added to your $1,200 Economic Impact Payment.
Add Dependent Information by May 5th
SSI and VA benefit recipients who did not file a tax return in 2018 or 2019 and who have qualifying dependents must submit additional information using the IRS’s Non-Filer tool by Tuesday, May 5, 2020 to receive the full amount of their Economic Impact Payments as soon as possible. ACT NOW to obtain the full federal stimulus payment you and your family are entitled to receive.
Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info – The Portal
You will need to create an account to log into the portal. The fillable form is provided and managed by Intuit – makers of TurboTax, QuickBooks and Mint – and is free to use.
Eligible recipients will start receiving their automatic payments directly from the Treasury Department in early May. Please note that Direct Express account holders may use the IRS’s Non-Filer tool, but they cannot receive their and their children’s payment on their Direct Express card. They may only enter non-Direct Express bank account information for direct deposit, or leave bank information empty to receive a paper check by mail.
Share this Information – Pending Deadline
I encourage you to share this information with any other interested parties. Tell them to act now to receive all their Economic Impact Payment money. The deadline for adding dependents to your stimulus payment is Tuesday, May 5, 2020.