IRS plans to send letters to 9 million Americans regarding stimulus checks

WASHINGTON—The Internal Revenue Service on Thursday announced that it will send letters to about nine million Americans regarding the stimulus checks that were sent out amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Letters will be sent to people who typically are not required to file federal income tax returns but may qualify for the stimulus check that was sent out earlier this year.

About seven million people have already used the Non-Filers tool to register for an Economic Impact Payment, according to the IRS.

The letter asks that people register at IRS.gov by October 15 in order to receive the stimulus check by the end of the year. Receiving a letter does not automatically make someone eligible for the stimulus payment, the IRS said.

Individuals can receive up to $1,200 and married couples can receive up to $2,400, the IRS said.

People with qualifying children under age 17 at the end of 2019 can get up to an additional $500 for each qualifying child, according to the IRS.

The letter is officially known as IRS Notice 1444-A.

For more information about the letters, visit the IRS website

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