November 19, 2020
by Jennifer Leach
Associate Director, Division of Consumer and Business Education, FTC
Have you gotten your Economic Impact Payment yet? If you haven’t, time is running out. You have until November 21 at 3pm Eastern Time to enter your information with the IRS.
Here’s the drill:
- If you didn’t file a tax return in 2019, and you haven’t gotten your check, enter your information with the IRS right now.
- If you get Social Security, Railroad Retirement, or VA benefits, and you got your check, but you didn’t get one for your spouse or child, enter your information with the IRS right now.
Do you know somebody who might be in one of these groups? Please call them right now. Make sure they’ve gotten the money they’re entitled to. If they haven’t, send them to IRS.gov/EIP right away. (If you’re sending them the link by email, this one is more direct – but if you’re calling to walk them through it online, they can go to IRS.gov/EIP and click the link under “Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here.”)
We can all use a little help right now. So file your information to get your check, if you haven’t. And help someone else get theirs, if you can. And thanks.