Stimulus check: Non-filers must complete online IRS tool by Oct. 15 to register for payment

Stimulus check: Non-filers must complete online IRS tool by Oct. 15 to register for payment
(IRS.GOV)

The deadline is approaching for non-tax filers to register for a stimulus check payment.

A Jacksonville nonprofit law firm is looking to help the more than 567,000 Floridians that are missing out on financial assistance amid the coronavirus pandemic.

A public education campaign, launched by Three Rivers Legal Services, aims to help those who do not usually file taxes, receive a stimulus check from the federal government, by encouraging them to fill out the Non-Filers form online at IRS.gov/EIP.

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The deadline to fill out the “Non-Filers: Enter Your Payment Info Here” option is Oct. 15.

The law firm said it has a helpline available to assist non-filers with the IRS tool locally at 1-866-256-8091 or the United Way’s 211 hotline.

“If an individual misses the October 15th deadline to file using the non-filer tool, they will not receive the EIP as an advanced payment.” Advised LaKesha Thomas, Director of the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic at Three Rivers Legal Services. “Instead they will have to file a 2020 federal income tax return and claim a credit for the EIP there.”