Did you know that millions of eligible people could miss out on their Economic Impact Payments (EIP) – commonly called “stimulus checks” – because they have to file an online form with the IRS to get it? While most people get their payments automatically after filing a tax return (or based on participation in certain federally administered programs), this group of “non-filers” must take action to get their money (worth $1,200 for adults and $500 for qualifying children).
Eligible individuals have until October 15th to file for their EIP this year, so there’s a lot of work to do to get the word out. (People who miss this deadline can also file a 2020 tax return next year to receive the payment in 2021.)
Will you join efforts to help leverage the estimated $12 billion EIPs available for 12 million eligible people?
The resources: This EIP resource center provides advocates, community organizations, and partners vital information to share what people need to know and where people can find help to get their payments. On this page, you will find guides to getting started, ready-to-use materials to share, and resources to help you learn more.
Start Here: Getting Started with EIP Outreach
Direct People Here: eitcoutreach.org/stimulus