Taxes and the IRS
The IRS has extended its deadline to September 30, 2020 to provide information to the IRS using its IRS’ Non-Filer Tool for people who:
- Receive Social Security retirement, survivors, or disability benefits, or SSI payments;
- Did not file a 2019 or 2018 tax return;
- Have a qualifying child under age 17; and
- Who did not already enter information in the IRS’ Non-Filer Tool for themselves and at least one child.
If you already entered information in the IRS’ Non-Filer Tool before and even after the IRS’ previously announced deadlines (April 22 for Social Security beneficiaries; May 5 for SSI recipients), you do not need to do anything. The IRS will automatically make a payment in October based on the information you provided.
Please note that this new deadline is related to economic impact payments paid under the CARES Act and is for people who missed the IRS’ earlier deadlines as explained above. You can read more in the IRS’ August 14 press release.