- The deadline to request the coronavirus aid check from the IRS expired on November 21
- What to do if you didn’t ask for it before the set time expires?
- The IRS clarifies who can still apply and what they must do to get their $ 1,200
Coronavirus relief check: What to do if you didn’t ask for it before the deadline set by the IRS expires?
The deadline to request the coronavirus aid check at Internal rents service (IRS) expired on November 21 at 3 p.m. ET, but all is not lost.
If a person was left out and failed to request their check for $ 1,200 before the due date, they can still do so.
IRS explain what “You may still be eligible to receive a payment in 2021 if: You did not register online, by mail and did not receive a payment in 2020 or if you received a payment, but it was not the full amount of the Economic Impact Payment, where the maximum credit it is $ 1,200 or $ 2,400 if you are married filing jointly, plus $ 500 for each qualifying child. “
To receive the benefit, the agency explains that “When you file a 2020 Form 1040 or 1040SR, you may be eligible for the Recovery Refund Credit”.
They also add that if you received a letter from the IRS – Notice 1444, inviting you to apply, you should keep it. You should also keep “your economic impact payment – with your 2020 tax records. You will need the payment amount in the letter when you file your return in 2021.”
Aid check: What to do if you didn’t ask for it before the deadline?
At the beginning of the pandemic, in March, the US Senate approved the Cares Act, which included a direct payment of $ 1,200 as a way to help citizens overcome difficulties. However, at the end of October, even 12 million people had not received the aid check, according to ProPublica.
This is why the IRS leaves open the possibility that a laggard can file their 2020 tax return and, if applicable, receive the refund corresponding to the first federal aid check.