The IRS has announced that Individuals who missed the previous short deadlines in the spring and have not registered their dependent children with the IRS have until September 30, 2020 to provide this information so that they can receive their $500/dependent child payment this year. Eligible individuals include people who receive Social Security retirement, survivor, or disability benefits, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Railroad Retirement benefits or Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits and have qualifying children under age 17 but who were not required to file a tax return for 2018 or 2019. These individuals should have already received their own $1,200 stimulus payment but were not sent the $500 dependent payment for their qualifying children.
This announcement affects the thousands of low-income people receiving these federal benefits who were unable to meet the deadlines in late April and early May to register their dependents. Those who already used the non-filer tool after the spring deadlines do not need to re-enter the information about their dependent children and will now be receiving their $500 payment for each child before the end of this year.
In addition to the September 30th deadline, those with little or no income who do not receive Social Security, SSI, Railroad Retirement, or VA benefits and who did not file a recent tax return for 2018 or 2019 are still able to register by October 15, 2020 to receive their $1,200 payments, and any dependent child payments for which they qualify. Currently, once these deadlines pass, individuals will have to claim their EIP payment as a credit on their 2020 federal income tax return.
If you have questions, you can contact your local Aging and Disability Resource Center and speak to a Benefit Specialist. The Brown County number if 920-448-4300. ... See MoreSee Less