The IRS is currently mailing letters to 9 million people who may be eligible for CARES Act but have not claimed it yet.that was authorized under this spring's
Included in the 9 million the IRS is contacting are nonfilers who weren't required to file a federal tax return in 2018 and 2020, but weren't aware they needed to submit an additional form with the IRS to claim a relief payment. The agency is also letting people with who are missing portions of their check register for .
These payments are separate from thethat's seen as part of a larger -- here's . Here's when a potential for qualifying Americans and you might receive. You can also consult for an estimate, and for a broader view, check out the
What's the deadline to request the economic payment?
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.
How will the IRS contact you about the payment?
The IRS will start sending the letters -- which it calls IRS Notice 1444-A -- around Sept. 24 to those who may be eligible. The agency said the letter will be mailed from an IRS address. You can see a copy of the letter here (PDF) in English and Spanish.
How do you claim your stimulus payment?
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.
If you were required to file your federal taxes but didn't, the letter directs you to electronically file your Get My Payment to check the status of your payment.and then use the IRS'
The IRS cautions that receiving a letter doesn't guarantee you are eligible for a payment.
For more on economic impact payments have tips on, and . Again, you can use to get an estimate for how much you might receive.