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 Co-Editor in Chief of Street Spirit.