The IRS has a new page that covers some of the different circumstances of how these payments work and how they will be sent out to different categories of non-tax filers. The page was updated on 05/01/2020 -
IRS - Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here Tool Scenarios page updated on 05/01/2020
The IRS is 1st working on those for whom they have the most recent info - tax return filers.
They know all the details for these folks from the 2018/2019 tax forms - the individuals, filing status, income status, dependent status and age, address and if there is direct deposit (or draft) info listed on their return - all the things that affect the amount of their stimulus payment and how it will be sent - check or Direct Deposit.
For NON(tax) -filers for which there is data that will affect the amount of their stimulus money, like eligible dependents (see each of the scenarios covered in the IRS page link), the IRS has given the opportunity for these specific NON-filers to enter that information into the IRS file so that their stimulus check is correct in amount. (See the different Scenarios in the IRS link). They also can enter their Direct Deposit info at the time that they make these changes known to the IRS.
This window opportunity of making changes has now closed except for SSI and VA benefits who have an extension to May 5, 2020 ( see this link below)
IRS - Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here - updated 05/02/2020
Many folks on SS, SSDI will have none of these changes and thus will fall into SCENARIO 5 from the IRS. This is what it says from the IRS link on the different scenarios -
"You're retired and receive Social Security benefits. Each year, you receive a Form SSA-1099 from the Social Security Administration showing the amount of your benefits. You have no dependent children or grandchildren. You're not claimed as a dependent by another taxpayer for 2019. Your gross income is below $12,200 and you don't need to file a federal income tax return. The IRS will automatically calculate and issue you a $1,200 Economic Impact Payment based on the information listed on your Form SSA-1099. You won't qualify for any additional payment because you have no dependent children or grandchildren. Do NOT use the Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here tool to register with the IRS. "
NOTE the last sentence in the quote !!!!
People in this scenario, probably the majority of those making comments here on this board, are in this category and they only need to wait for their payment.
When this batch of stimulus receivers (Scenario 5) is processed by the IRS, I do not know if you will receive your payment by check or Direct Deposit - my best guess would be by check sent to the address on your last 1099-SSA, 1099-SSA(SM), 1099-RRB. But they could get (legal) permission, I guess, to use the Direct Deposit route from the SSA database.
When the IRS finishes the stimulus payments to
- tax filers - last one on file for 2018/2019
- non-filers who have given this extra info which affects the amount of their stimulus payments
- They will then begin to process payments for those in Scenario 5 - those NON-tax filers who receive a 1099-SSA, 1099-SSA(SM), 1099-RRB. When this payment amount is uploaded and calculated by the IRS, I will assume that it will then be shown on the individual's IRS "GET MY PAYMENT" file and it will tell you how & when the payment is coming and the amount. ($1200).
I hope this helps you and others here -
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