U.S. Residents with social security numbers are eligible to receive $1200 per individual and $500 per dependent child under the age of 17 if you make $75,000 or less as an individual or $150,000 or less if married filing jointly. Every $100 earned over those amounts will decrease the payout by $5. Individuals making over $99,000 or couples making over $198,000 will not receive a stimulus check.
Income eligibility will be based off 2019 or 2018 tax returns.
If you do not typically file a tax return you will need to submit a simple tax return to receive the stimulus payment. You will need to make sure that you provide your direct deposit information on this return to receive your funds quickly.
If you have already filed your taxes and set up your direct deposit information, then you should expect your funds to be deposited in the next three weeks. No further action will be required.
If you have not filed your taxes, or do not have direct deposit set up, you can expect a check to be mailed, but there is currently no estimated time frame of when they will be sent out.
The IRS will also be working on a way for citizens to provide their bank account information so that they can receive their funds electronically. This is not available yet.
The IRS will not call you to obtain:
- your bank account information
- social security information
- or other personally identifying information.
The IRS has not sent out any stimulus checks as of yet, so do not deposit or try to cash any checks you receive in the mail. All checks will be sent from the IRS, not a third party.
Information for Non-Filers
Who should use Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info to provide additional information to receive the Economic Impact Payment?
Eligible U.S. citizens or permanent residents who:
- Had gross income that did not exceed $12,200 ($24,400 for married couples) for 2019
- Were not otherwise required to file a federal income tax return for 2019, and didn't plan to
You can provide the necessary information to the IRS easily and quickly for no fee through Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info. We will use this information to determine your eligibility and payment amount and send you an Economic Impact Payment. After providing this information you won’t need to take any additional action.
Information You will Need to Provide
- Full name, current mailing address and an email address
- Date of birth and valid Social Security number
- Bank account number, type and routing number, if you have one
- Identity Protection Personal Identification Number (IP PIN) you received from the IRS earlier this year, if you have one
- Driver’s license or state-issued ID, if you have one
- For each qualifying child: name, Social Security number or Adoption Taxpayer Identification Number and their relationship to you or your spouse
What to Expect
Clicking “Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here” above will take you from the IRS site to Free File Fillable Forms, a certified IRS partner. This site is safe and secure.
Follow these steps in order to provide your information:
- Create an account by providing your email address and phone number; and establishing a user ID and password.
- You will be directed to a screen where you will input your filing status (Single or Married filing jointly) and personal information.
- Note: Make sure you have a valid Social Security number for you (and your spouse if you were married at the end of 2019) unless you are filing “Married Filing Jointly” with a 2019 member of the military. Make sure you have a valid Social Security number or Adoption Taxpayer Identification Number for each dependent you want to claim for the Economic Impact Payment.
- Check the “box” if someone can claim you as a dependent or your spouse as a dependent.
- Complete your bank information (otherwise we will send you a check).
- You will be directed to another screen where you will enter personal information to verify yourself. Simply follow the instructions. You will need your driver’s license (or state-issued ID) information. If you don’t have one, leave it blank.
You will receive an e-mail from Customer Service at Free File Fillable Forms that either acknowledges you have successfully submitted your information, or that tells you there is a problem and how to correct it. Free File Fillable forms will use the information to automatically complete a Form 1040 and transmit it to the IRS to compute and send you a payment.
For more information, visit the IRS website for more information.