COVID-19 individual stimulus payment non-filer registration

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has launched a web tool to allow registration to receive individual stimulus payments for people who do not normally file a tax return. The web tool asks for information including Social Security Number, name, address and dependents. Entering bank or financial account information will allow for direct deposit of the payment.

The web tool is available to people who are under the income limit for filing a tax return which is single filers who made under $12,200 and couples who made under $24,400 in 2019. It is also available for persons who receive SSI or veterans benefits. IRS states it is exploring ways to make payments automatically to SSI and veterans benefits recipients. The web tool is also available for Social Security, Social Security Disability and Railroad Retirement beneficiaries to receive the $500 dependent payment for each qualifying children under age 17.

IRS expects to release another web tool on April 17 to allow people to track the status of their stimulus payment and to provide bank account information for direct deposit. (IR 2020-69, April 10, 2020.)