Most taxpayers do not have to do anything to receive their EIP. Taxpayers will generally fall into one of three categories. Determine which of the following applies to the taxpayer's situation, then follow the process indicated below:
1. Regular Filers
If a taxpayer has already filed a 2018 or 2019 return on which direct deposit information was included, the IRS will use that account to directly deposit their Economic Impact payment. If the taxpayer did not receive a refund in 2018 or 2019, they can use the IRS portal to enter their direct deposit information. This portal is not yet available.
2. Social Security Beneficiaries
Social Security beneficiaries who are not typically required to file tax returns will not need to file a simple tax return to receive an Economic Impact Payment. Instead, payments will be automatically deposited into their bank accounts. See Related Links below for more information on the Treasury Department’s announcement.
3. Simple Return
Those taxpayers who normally are not required to file a tax return will need to file a “simple tax return” in order to get a stimulus payment. This allows taxpayers who did not file a 2018 or 2019 return to provide their household and direct deposit information to the IRS/Treasury department.
Click here to go to IRS to file for Stimulus Relief for Non-Filers