You have just '15 DAYS left to request missing $500 from stimulus check' if you didn't receive proper paymentSeptember 15, 2020
AMERICANS have just 15 days left to request the missing $500 from their stimulus checks, if they didn't receive the proper payment.
Some parents and guardians were eligible for an additional $500 cash for each child under the age of 17, however many didn't receive it.
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The IRS is now allowing people who believe they should have made the cut for the extra checks to update their information before September 30.
If the deadline is missed, Americans will need to wait until 2021 to claim a missed payment.
The cash is owed to those who don’t normally file a federal tax return or receive certain federal benefits.
President Trump signed the CARES Act the largest-ever US financial stimulus package, worth $2trillion, as America began grappling with the coronavirus pandemic.
The act allows for a $500 allowance per dependent child on top of the $1,200 cap for single filers and up to $2,400 for couples who file jointly.
But if you don’t normally file a federal return, because of low earnings, the IRS doesn't know if you have children who qualify them for the $500.
If you filed a return for 2018 or 2019, you don’t have to use the non-filers tool, the Washington Post reported.
That’s also the case if receive Social Security retirement, survivor or disability benefits, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Railroad Retirement benefits or Veterans Affairs benefits.
As COVID-19 cases continue to climb past 6.5million, with deaths nearing 200,000, millions of Americans are eagerly awaiting to see if they will receive another $1,200 stimulus check.
If Congress can come to an agreement on a package within the next ten days, checks could be sent out to Americans in around two weeks.
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