State Treasurer Colleen Davis urges Delawareans not typically required to file federal income tax returns to watch their mail for a letter from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) saying they may qualify for a federal Economic Impact Payment (EIP).
The letter urges recipients to visit the special Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info tool on IRS.gov before the Oct. 15 deadline to register for a payment.
“According to the IRS, letters are going to 32,875 Delawareans who don’t have to file a return,” Davis said. “Though the federal government has already sent payments to almost 500,000 people in Delaware, I want to make sure everyone gets a payment who is entitled to.”
People can qualify for a payment, even if they don’t work or have no earned income, however, not everyone can use the online tool. The tool should be used for those who do not normally and are not planning to file a federal income tax return for 2019 for any reason including income less than $12,200 (or $24,000 if married filing jointly), no income at all, or homelessness. Others, including low and moderate-income workers and working families receiving benefits such as the Earned Income Tax Credit or Child Tax Credit, will need to file a regular return as soon as possible. The IRS will use their tax return information to determine and issue any EIP for which they are eligible.
Those using the Non-Filers tool can speed up the arrival of their payment by choosing direct deposit. Those who do not choose direct deposit receive a check. Two weeks registering, people can track the status of their payment using the Get My Payment tool on the IRS website.
To date, Delawareans have received a total $810,451,229 worth of EIP payments.