The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service stimulus payments began distribution to tax payers this week. Last week, the organizations announced the launch of a new web tool allowing quick registration for Economic Impact Payments for those who don’t normally file a tax return.
The non-filer tool, developed in partnership between the IRS and the Free File Alliance, provides a free and easy option designed for people who don’t have a return filing obligation, including those with too little income to file. The feature is available only on IRS.gov, and users should look for Non-filers: Enter Payment Info Here to take them directly to the tool.
Credit unions can share with their members that for those who don’t normally file a tax return, the process is simple. Visit IRS.gov, and look for “Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here,” or click here.
The IRS will use the information to confirm eligibility and calculate and send an Economic Impact Payment. Using the tool to get a payment will not result in any taxes being owed.