Millions of People May Still Be Eligible For COVID-19 Health Stimulus Payments, IRS Says

Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service had trouble getting COVID-relief payments to some people during the pandemic, particularly those with lower incomes, limited internet connection, or who were homeless.  

Approximately 9-10 million people who are entitled to receive these payments have not yet received them, according to information from the Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department. 

More people may soon be able to breathe a sigh of relief. 

Those who have no taxable income are given until November 15 to file a simplified tax return in order to receive any refunds due to them 

Late filers have until October 17 to submit their returns. 

Learn more about filing your taxes by visiting irs.gov/coronavirus/EIP or ChildTaxCredit.gov, both of which are maintained by the Internal Revenue Service. 

There were $931 billion in direct COVID-19 stimulus payments provided to individuals between April 2020 and December 2021.