More Than 500K Floridians Still Have Not Received Their Pandemic Stimulus Checks

October 9, 2020

More than 567,000 Floridians are among the estimated 9 million Americans who don’t regularly file taxes and still have not received their pandemic stimulus checks from the federal government.

Those $1,200 checks, plus $500 for dependent children 16 or younger, were made available to all Americans whose income is less than $75,000 if they are single or married filing separately, or $150,000 if they are married filing jointly, as long as no one can claim them as a dependent on their tax return.

Around 160 million Americans received their checks earlier this year.

People who have not received their stimulus check and need to apply online are non-filers, meaning they were not required to file a tax return in 2019. The IRS has extended the deadline for those non-filers to register for the economic impact payments (EIP) until Nov. 21.

Non-filers can register for the EIP online at IRS.gov or over the phone by calling the IRS at 1-800-919-9835.

“This financial help can make a significant difference for individuals and families facing financial difficulty due to COVID-19,” said Glorian Maziarka, an attorney with Three Rivers Legal Services in Jacksonville. 

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