IRS announces new push to get Americans $500 stimulus cash if they missed out on payment

FAMILIES that did not receive an additional stimulus check payment for their kids earlier this year now have the chance to get that cash soon.

Under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, many families did not receive the $500 promised dependents under the age of 17, the Washington Post reported.

At the time, the issue was blamed on glitches in the system so the Internal Revenue Service created a form for non-filers to help process the stimulus check payments and collect information about dependents.

Those receiving federal benefits like Social Security and Railroad Retirement, also had to go online and use the extra tool to claim what they were promised for dependents.

In April, the IRS announced that people had 48 hours to claim the payments and if they missed the deadline, they would need to wait until they filed the 2020 tax return to receive the payment.

Reversing that decision, the IRS announced that starting Aug. 15 through Sept. 30, parents who qualify for $500 per dependent under 17 can use a non-filers tool to enter information about their children.

The payments are expected to be issued by mid-October.

"Those eligible to provide this information include people with qualifying children who receive Social Security retirement, survivor or disability benefits, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Railroad Retirement benefits and Veterans Affairs Compensation and Pension (C&P) benefits and did not file a tax return in 2018 or 2019," the IRS said.

Those who did not receive a stimulus check and is not required to file taxes should also use the non-filers tool and have until Oct. 15.

If they miss the fall deadline, they will have to wait until next year and claim the payment as credit on the 2020 federal income tax return, ABC 7 reported.

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