Need to claim your Economic Impact Payment? Time is running out.

September 4, 2020 | Posted in Tax Services, Financial Stability |

Written by Erika Leos, Financial Wellness Program Manager

While a second stimulus payment is still being negotiated in Washington, there is still time to claim the first payment, but not much! For those who have not received your stimulus payment, here are the dates you need to keep in mind:

Some federal benefit recipients need to act by September 30. The IRS reopened the registration period only for individuals who are federal benefit recipients who didn’t receive $500 per qualifying child payments earlier this year. Use the Non-Filers tool through September 30 to provide information about a qualifying child to receive a $500 per child payment.

Most people have until October 15.

  • If you need to file a 2019 tax return, the tax filing deadline is October 15. The IRS will use the information on your tax return to send you your stimulus payment.
  • If you don’t have to file and do not plan to file a 2019 tax return, use the Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here application to provide simple information by October 15 so you can get your payment.

If you already filed your return and need to check the status of your stimulus payment or update your bank account information, you can do that with the Get My Payment tool.

The National Disability Institute’s Financial Resilience Center created two videos in American Sign Language (ASL) to help you determine if you are eligible for the stimulus payment. You can find them on the Deaf & Hard-of-hearing Resources page.

Foundation Communities’ Prosper Centers are here to help you find your next step for claiming your stimulus payment. Call us at 737-717-4000 for tax resources, or to schedule a virtual appointment with a Financial Coach.