IRS webpage provides information on how to use new non-filer web-based tool
An IRS webpage provides information on how to use the new non-filer tool, “Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here,” in order to obtain economic impact payments provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).
Background. In a March 30, 2020 Information Release, the IRS provided details on the distribution of economic impact payments that are part of the CARES Act, PL 116-136, 3/27/2020. In the March 30 Information Release, the IRS stated that economic impact payments (EIP) would be distributed automatically, with no action required for most people. In an April 10, 2020 Information Release, the IRS announced a new on-line “non-filer tool,” that non-filers could use to register for their EIPs.
New non-filers tool. The IRS’s webpage, “Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here,” provides the following information:
Q. Who should use “Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here” to provide additional information to receive an EIP?
Taxpayers who should use “Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here” include: (1) individuals who had gross income that did not exceed $12,000 ($24,000 for married couples) for 2019 and (2) individuals who were not otherwise required to file a federal income tax return for 2019 and don’t plan to. The IRS will use the information provided through “Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here,” to determine an individual’s eligibility for, and the amount of, their EIP. After providing this information, an individual does not need to take any additional action.
Information individuals need to provide. The “Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here,” webpage lists the information individuals will need to provide to the IRS in order to get an EIP. This information includes:
- The individual’s full name, current mailing address and an email address;
- Date of birth and valid Social Security Number;
- Type of bank account, account number and routing number, if the user wants the EIP direct deposited;
- Identity Protection Personal Identification Number (IP PIN) if the user has one for 2019;
- Driver’s license or state issued ID, if the user has one;
- The name, Social Security number or Adoption Taxpayer Identification number for each qualifying child and the child’s relationship to the user or to the user’s spouse.
How to use “Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here.” The “Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here” webpage contains a link called “Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here.” Clicking on the link will take users to Free File Fillable Forms.
On the Free File Fillable Forms webpage, users will click on the “start” button and create an account by providing an email address and phone number and establishing a username and password.
After creating an account, users will be directed to a screen where they will input their filing status and personal information (i.e. name, address, Social Security number).
Users will be prompted to check a box if someone can claim them, or if married their spouse, as a dependent.
Users will then complete their banking information if they want their EIP to be directly deposited. If this information is not completed, the IRS will send any EIP payment by check.
Users will be directed to another screen where users will verify their identity using a driver’s license or a state-issued ID. A user who doesn’t have a driver’s license or state-issued ID should leave this screen blank.
Users will receive an e-mail from Free File Fillable Forms that either (1) acknowledges that the user has successfully submitted their information, or (2) tells the user that there is a problem and how to correct it.
Free File Fillable Forms will use the user’s information to automatically complete a Form 1040 and transmit it to the IRS. Once the IRS gets the information from Fee File Fillable Forms, the IRS will compute the user’s EIP and either direct deposit the EIP or send the user a check.