IRS Opens Portal for Non-Filers’ Virus Relief Direct Deposit Info

Taxpayers who aren’t required to file annual returns can now use an web portal to submit basic personal and financial information necessary to receive coronavirus economic impact statements.

“The ‘Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here’ web portal is a tool for Americans who aren’t required to file tax returns to make sure they receive their payment as quickly and safely as possible,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in a statement April 10.

Taxpayers accessing the new tool will be able to enter their full names and Social Security numbers, as well as for spouses and dependents, their mailing address, and bank account type, routing, and account numbers, Treasury said.

According to Treasury, the IRS will launch a separate “Get My Payment” app later in April. This will allow taxpayers who filed a 2018 or 2019 tax return without their direct deposit information to update that information with the IRS and get their payment quicker electronically than by a paper check through the mail.

Social Security recipients who didn’t file a tax return in 2018 or 2019 don’t need to take any action, the Treasury said. Payments will be made the same way they receive Social Security income.

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