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If you don’t usually file a tax return, or didn’t file a return for 2018 or 2019, you might not know you could qualify for an economic impact payment. You might be one of the nine million people getting a letter from the IRS letting you know how to register on their website to claim your payment. The new deadline for filing is November 21, 2020.


If you get this letter from the IRS, it’s legit. Go only to the IRS’s real website at, or call them directly at 800-919-9835 to register to claim your payment. You only have until November 21. But if someone claiming to be from the IRS calls, emails, or texts about helping you get your stimulus payment, that person is running a government imposter scam on you. Hang up, and don’t respond to or click on any links in texts or emails.


Why? Because the IRS will not text, email, or call you about your economic impact payment. And they’ll never ask you to pay a fee to get your money.


Visit the IRS’s website to find out more about stimulus payments. And be sure to tell the FTC if someone pretending to be from the government contacts you.


Note: This blog, originally posted on September 23, 2020, has been updated with the IRS’s extended filing deadline of November 21, 2020.


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October 31, 2020
I just did non filers how long will it take to receive check
October 31, 2020
I used the non-filers tool and claimed my son as a dependent. I received the $1,200 check in the mail but not the additional $500 for my son. A month or 2 later I received a letter saying my payment of $500 had arrived, but I did not receive the check so I waited thinking maybe it was just delayed. Then a few days later I got a call from an employee at Eglin Federal Credit Union and he informed me that someone stole my payment, forged my signature, and deposited it into their account they have with that bank. AFTER one of the employees had already deposited my check for the man/thief, they noticed that the signature was not identical to my own which they already had in their system from prior endorsements. The following day I went to the bank to sign a affidavit form so they could file a police report for fraudulent activity and forgery. They then gave me copies of the check that had the forged signature of my name AS WELL AS HIS SIGNATURE. So I tried to contact the IRS by phone with hopes that it could be resolved and that they would send another payment for my son, but could never get through to speak with the right person. Finally I wrote a detailed letter of exactly how it all happened, including all copies of the check when it was signed and deposited as well as names of the employee, their contact number and extension, my cell number, email address, and full home address, I even sent it as priority mail!! I STILL have not received a letter or my payment for my son!!! Been waiting so patiently, ***PLEASE HELP WHAT SHOULD I DO????***
FTC Staff
November 02, 2020

In reply to by Bri.K

You can report that directly to the IRS at is the federal government website for reporting identity theft. When you report at the site, you can send the IRS Identity Theft Affidavit directly to the IRS, and create the FTC Identity Theft Report.

You can use the FTC Identity Theft Report to fix other identity thieft caused. For example, if he opened a bank account or used your information for other reasons.

November 01, 2020
Filed in may with non filer tool but still no check and can't get a hold of anyone sat on phone for hours just to have them hang up on me... I've been struggling lost everything due to shut downs
November 02, 2020
I am 100% I filed a claim early October And I verified my email befor submitting on the Freefiller website but no matter what I do when I check status it says theres no application sent from the account I login to. That its possible it could be Identy theft.. but am 100% sure I filed that application.
Lester Orzalli
November 03, 2020
I still didn't receive my first stimulus check.I did apply for it and gave my bank information. However, when I enter my ss#, dob and home/mailing address your website says it doesn't have matching info.
Dependent Status
November 03, 2020
When I filed my claim using the non filers tool this April I accidentally clicked the box for dependent which I am not. Does this automatically disqualify me for the stimulus even though I am eligible? Can someone please help?
November 06, 2020
If we filed non filers payment on the 1st when do we have to do a second one on the second check thank you Dawn Watson
November 09, 2020
I had filed through the non-filer payment tool on the website. I was accepted on 10/5/2020. I did file with the direct deposit information. When I check the website for through the Get My Payment tool it says nothing. I was just wondering how I find out if I am getting it and when? I am behind on my rent and utilities and I'm struggling. Could really use the assistance. Thank you.
November 11, 2020
So if i got first stimules check as a none filer do i have to register again to get second one?
November 11, 2020
If you filed non filers for the first economic impact payment do you have to do it to receive the second payment? I've seen this question a lot but haven't seen a straight answer.
November 14, 2020
I got the letter e filed for 2019. I have no income husband on disability. He received his and i guess im not eligible. 7 weeks and still says no information. I called the number on letter twice for update and they tell me to call back next week. So no help there. Im at the point if it comes it comes. Not tracking it anymore.
November 15, 2020
my son who grandfather is his payee still hasnt got his first stimulus package and neither have I.
November 16, 2020
How can an inmate find out if his application has been processed for the stimulus check
Adam Brian
November 17, 2020
so my non filers app was accepted does that mean im getting a check?
November 18, 2020
I filed non- filer about a month and half ago and recieved letter few weeks after and called and talked to IRS and they said I would be getting a check . That I had given wrong address I was a digit off from my address but it shouldn’t matter cus I gave my bank account and routing no# but there’s no change on website when I type in my info doesn’t tell me status or anything?
November 19, 2020
I've never received my stimulus payment and I am a non flier. I don't know what to do!
November 20, 2020
Yes my name is Krystal Baldwin and I didn't receive a letter that I'm aware of about getting the stimulus money. And I didn't receive the money either so where is my money I was supposed to receive.
Please Help
November 20, 2020
I live in Florida, the non-filers e-form shows an error every time so I was suggested to print the form and send it by mail. But I can't find the address where I'm supposed to send it to, please HELP
Dozer 1
November 20, 2020
I have not. Got my check yet and I filled the non fillers when it first come out
Derrik Mcnair
November 20, 2020
I yet to recieve a stimulus payment! And for months i've been having a very stressful a difficult time filing! Please assist in this matter! Asap!
November 21, 2020
The IRS NON FILER'S TOOL IS NOT WORKING!! It will not allow me to electronically send my info and says NOVEMBER 20 2020 was the last day!! I have been trying since 3AM on November 21st!!! I had many problems a couple months back and almost forgot to send my I remembered and I cant send it!!!
November 22, 2020
I'm a 46-year-old man who claims himself only on his taxes and I've never received a stimulus check the IRS said somebody had claimed me and my 2018 taxes which is not true after sending them a duplicate copy of my 2018 taxes two weeks later I finally got my federal refund sent to me for 2020 and still have not received a stimulus check yet when I called the IRS they said that somebody tried to claim me and that's why I supposedly was not eligible but now I still haven't received a stimulus check and I'm hurting bad for money I don't know what to do
November 23, 2020
Never got a letter or a first check what do I do
November 26, 2020
I filed almost two weeks ago through the non-filers portal and when I check my status it's saying "payment status not available" but I received an email saying it was accepted. How long does it take to receive my check through direct deposit?
LaRonda Travis
November 26, 2020
I did paper mail non filers I haven't received a letter I applied in September.... Get my payment has no update for I qualify...
Miss Ty
November 29, 2020
after i received a letter saying I'm eligible for stimulus, i used non filers tool and was accepted on October 4th 2020. so i would like to known how long it will take for me to see a status on get my payment or when to expect it??????
December 02, 2020
I filed my EIP IN 10/31 and said it was successfuly transmitted, the on 11-5 it said the IRS has excepted your return but I haven’t heard or received anything since then. What do I do?
Same thinghere
December 02, 2020
Hello, I did the nonfilers. I got the acceptance email afterwards. Now I’m waiting on the check/direct deposit. I added my direct deposit info to the application and I applied on Nov 6th. What’s everyone’s time frame ? About how long until you received payment
December 03, 2020
Wondering why I haven't got a check
December 22, 2020

In reply to by connellyaustin…

I filed with the non filers Sep 27th I got a e mail a day or two later saying my refund was accepted. I have not received a stimulus check and my payment status says not available. Its been 3 months so im guessing I won't be receiving a stimulus check
Stanley ward J…
December 05, 2020
My stimulus credit cards I'd birth crtifect social security card may have been stolen
December 05, 2020
I have family members whom received there eip and then received the letter the IRS web portal has been telling me mine was scheduled to be mailed Oct 2, now says that and will be receiving a letter to so im not getting a check or am I? I owe money on child support or anything of such please explain further
December 13, 2020
I'm one who didn't get a check or letter but I did file June 23 2020 and I was accepted by the irs and its still saying payment processing or something so that means I'm not going to get it
December 13, 2020
I received my first stimulas check on september 4th, do i need to use the non filers tool again to get a second check?
December 17, 2020
Says info doesn't match can't get anyone to answer a phone so I can fix it
December 18, 2020
Have any one recieved non filer stimulus yet been a month nothing...
Deborah Grimmett
December 21, 2020
I need to know when do you file a nonfilersfor the 600.00 stimulus, what date do you do it?
December 23, 2020
I filed in April, Here it is near Christmas and nothing, I too got a submission ID. My last name starts with "W" could it be because of that why I haven't got it through the mail, I'm just getting impatient and feeling less American.
December 23, 2020
I have already received my first stimulus check, by using non filers. Will I have to use the non filers again to get the second stimulus check?
December 24, 2020
I have a date of 23rd October and I don't get my check yet.
December 25, 2020
I filled out a non fillers tool page in March do I have to fill another one again for the second stimulus check
December 25, 2020
I filled out a non fillers tool page in March and got my first payment in June do I have to fill out another non fillers tool page to receive my second stimulus check
December 26, 2020
Originally with the Get my Payment tool I was advised a check would be mailed to me in France by July 31. I never received it and in October, I filed the non-filers form and received an email saying it was accepted. As of today I have not received the EIP or notice 1444 from the IRS. Is there something I can do?
Don't use your…
December 27, 2020
I dont have to file taxes because I'm on ssi so I used the non filers took. But I only put myself down at the time because I was told the government knew if I had a child. So I ended up not getting the 500 for her. I was told I cant amend the non filers return so how am I supposed to get her on the 2nd stimulus check.?
J, hart
December 27, 2020
Okay so my roommate for the past 2 yrs has claimed me on her taxes for 2018, 2019 either as a defendant or married spouse considering I am over the age of 16, or 18 yrs old. When she received the 1st sitmlas check she got $1,700 instead of $1,200 and I'm pretty sure she can't file on her 2 girls because one of them is with the biological father and her other daughter got apodated out/her rights was taken.. so who would she have gotten $1,700 (adding $500) instead of her getting $1,200.. I am only trying to figure out all this considering she claimed/filed me on her 2018, 2019 taxes.
December 28, 2020
For the first stimulus package I had to fill out the non-filer form and I received it in direct deposit, do I have to fill it out for the second stimulus package??
December 28, 2020
I applied for the Non filer's & received a letter and email confirmation that I was excepted, & now it's the end of December and still received nothing....
December 28, 2020
I was a non filer for the first check. With this second check coming out do I have to fill as a non filer for this second one?
December 29, 2020
I didn't get a letter or a check neither time the stimulus came out