TaxAct’s free Stimulus Registration service has been designed to help millions of Americans submit their information to the IRS in order to receive their stimulus payment (also known as the Economic Impact Payment).
Below is all the information you need to know for stimulus check registration during the coronavirus crisis.
Note: Not everyone needs to register. If you already filed or plan to file your 2019 return, you do not need to do anything extra to receive your stimulus payment.
Who needs to register using the Stimulus Registration?
You need to register if:
- You are not required to file a tax return, and
- You do not receive social security benefits, or
- You do not receive SSI, or
- You do not receive SSDI
New IRS Guidance: Any SSA or RRB recipient with children must file their information with the IRS before Noon EST on April 23 to receive the extra $500 for each eligible dependent. Otherwise, those individuals will not receive the extra money for qualifying dependents in their stimulus payments.
If the above qualifications apply to you, using this free Stimulus Registration service will ensure the IRS has the right information to distribute your stimulus payment. The information collected includes your name, address, filing status, dependent details (if applicable), and bank account information.
Need to register? Follow the TaxAct Stimulus Registration product’s Tax Return instructions and click get registered below to start.
Who doesn’t need to use the Stimulus Registration?
If you already filed your 2019 tax return, you do not need to use the Stimulus Registration. The same is true if you receive social security benefits. The IRS has all of the information they need, and you do not need to do anything extra.
Stimulus registration for non-filers
If you still need to file your 2019 return, TaxAct can help. Choose the TaxAct product that’s right for you and get your maximum refund, guaranteed.
Filing your return now gives the IRS the most up-to-date information to accurately calculate your stimulus payment and send it to you as soon as possible. Otherwise, the IRS will use your 2018 tax return to issue your payment.