Thousands of Illinois residents still have not claimed their economic impact payment, the $1200.00 payment that was given to every American amid the COVID-19 shutdown. Michael Devine from the Internal Revenue Service says these are mostly people who don’t make enough to file taxes and thus may not have current information on file with the IRS.
If you are someone who does not regularly file taxes but feel you should have been eligible for the Economic Impact Payment, go to IRS.gov or call the IRS so someone can help walk you through the process. The deadline for those who’ve not received their Economic Impact Payment is November 21st if you want to get the check this year. Otherwise you can get it when you file your taxes in 2021.