The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has taken to its website to announce that later this month it will be notifying Americans about receiving a $1,200 relief payment.
According to the website, the IRS will be sending out letters later this month to rough 9 million Americans "who typically don't file federal income tax returns who may be eligible for, but have not registered to claim, an Economic Impact Payment." The letters will urge recipients to register at the IRS.gov website by October 15th to receive a payment of $1,200 by the end of the year. Married couples are eligible for a payment of $2,400, and an additional $500 is available for every qualifying child under 17 years of age.
The letters are being sent to people who didn't file a tax return in 2018 or 2019, as the IRS recognizes that these people typically don't have very high incomes. The IRS also recognizes that some of these people may not be aware that they are eligible for the Economic Impact Payment, hence the letters being sent out to individuals. IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig said, "The IRS has made an unprecedented outreach effort to make sure people are aware of their potential eligibility for an Economic Impact Payment this year."
"Millions who don't normally file a tax return have already registered and received a payment. We are taking this extra step to help Americans who may not know they could be eligible for this payment or don't know how to register for one. People who aren't required to file a tax return can quickly register on IRS.gov and still get their money this year." said Rettig.
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