The IRS has issued a new tool to help low-income people receive their stimulus checks.

A new IRS tool called the “Child Tax Credit Non-Filer Tool” should make it easier for people experiencing homelessness to access stimulus checks. The new non-filer signup tool is designed to help eligible individuals and families who don’t normally file income tax returns do the following:

• Claim Child Tax Credits granted under the American Rescue Plan; 

• Register for the $1,400 third round of Economic Impact Payments; and 

• Claim the Recovery Rebate Credit for any amount of the first two rounds of Economic Impact Payments they may have missed. 

This tool addresses a major obstacle to accessing payments for people experiencing homelessness, as well as those in housing programs. To use the new non-filer tool, click this link.

Alastair Boone is the Director of Street Spirit.