Millions of people didn’t get the original stimulus check from the IRS, here’s how to find out if you’re one of them and how to request it.
As many as 9 million people still don’t have their original stimulus check– and may not even know they’re eligible to receive one.
These are people who didn’t file a federal income tax return in either 2018 or 2019. To receive checks, these nonfilers need to register to claim their money. The IRS is mailing notification letters with instructions, but we’ll tell you what you need to know and how to get started. (Some people with dependents are also missing portions of their check and have until Sept. 30 to file for it.)
Those using the Non-Filers tool need to request their payment by Oct. 15. Afterward, the only way to claim a payment will be to file a federal income tax return.
If you weren’t required to file a federal tax return, the letter directs you to use the IRS’ Non-Filers tool, where you can provide some information to claim your payment.