Some people managed to register for their $1,200 Economic Impact Payment (EIP) but just didn’t have the necessary information in-hand to also sign up for the $500 payment for qualifying children.
Now the IRS says there’s a way to get that missing payment. The Internal Revenue Service has announced that federal beneficiaries who didn’t register—or weren’t able to register—to get the $500-per-child payments earlier this year now have more time to do so.
The agency has made programming changes to its computers, allowing anyone who registers using the Non-Filers: Enter Info Here tool before the 3 p.m. Eastern Time Nov. 21 extended due date will receive an EIP, if they’re eligible.
The extension covers includes federal beneficiaries who already received their EIP but did not get an additional $500 payment for qualifying children. It allows them to enter the necessary information on their qualifying children using the Non-Filers tool on the IRS website.
Those who are eligible to input the information include people with qualifying children who get Social Security retirement, survivor or disability benefits, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Railroad Retirement benefits or Veterans Affairs Compensation and Pension (C&P) and did not file a tax return in either 2018 or 2019.
In addition, anyone who didn’t have a requirement to file a tax return in 2018 or 2019 is being urged by the agency to register for an Economic Impact Payment using the Non-Filers tool on IRS.gov before the Nov. 21 deadline.
Once registered, applicants can speed up their payment by opting to get it by direct deposit. Those not choosing direct deposit will get a paper check through the mail. Once registered, recipients can track the status of their payment using the Get My Payment tool, available only on IRS.gov.