CORONAVIRUS

Stimulus check: Will I be able to receive my payment next year?

People who did not receive a stimulus check this year, or who think that their total earnings for this year will be below the tax threshold, could get a payment in 2021.

Stimulus check: Will I be able to receive my payment next year?

More than 159 million Economic Impact Payments have now been processed, according to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and many more Americans are expected to receive theirs – predominantly those who fall under the category of non-filers – those whose annual income falls below $12,200 (or $24,400 for married couples who file jointly) or who are homeless. Individuals who have no income at all, are still eligible for a stimulus payment.

Non-filers have until mid-October to register with the IRS

The Enter Payment Info Here tool for non-filers will remain available through the summer up until 15 October for those on low incomes who don’t usually file tax returns to get their information to the IRS.

Information required by non-filers

Those who haven’t received an Economic Impact check this year, or received a low amount and think that their income for 2020 will fall below the tax threshold for next year ($75,000), could still receive a stimulus payment in 2021. If you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, had gross income that did not exceed $12,200 ($24,400 for married couples) for 2019 or did not file a return for 2018 or 2019, you must provide the IRS with basic information so you can get your payment. Consult the IRS page on non-filers to see whether you are eligible and how to register.

You will be asked to provide the following information:

  • 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
  • Taxpayers who previously have been issued an Identity Protection PIN but lost it, must use the Get an IP PIN tool to retrieve their numbers
  • Driver’s license or state-issued ID, if you have one
  • For each qualifying child during 2019: name, Social Security number or Adoption Taxpayer Identification Number and their relationship to you or your spouse