Pre-filled tax forms would save Americans time and money, research says

"Return free filing" is something 36 countries already do.
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IRS is struggling to reach millions of Americans who need their stimulus checks

Nov 9, 2020
Part of the problem is the IRS' limited resources for marketing, among other reasons.
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Millions of people may still be eligible to receive one-time pandemic relief checks

Nov 9, 2020
The deadline for filing information with the IRS to get the money is Nov. 21.
People who didn't receive a COVID-19 relief check could still get one.
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Families that didn't get $500 stimulus payments for children now have another chance

The IRS is reopening registration on its website. Parents have to fill out information in what’s called a "non-filers tool."
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Some people still have not received the first COVID-19 relief check. Here's why.

A new study by the Brookings Institution found racial disparities in whose checks were delayed.
One way to make sure more people get their payments if their is a second round is to consider prepaid debit cards instead of Treasury checks.
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July 15 is Tax Day. And the IRS isn't pushing it back any further.

Except for one or two exceptions: Victims of severe weather in parts of the South this past April will have until Oct. 15.
Despite calls to extend the deadline another three months, the IRS says tax returns are due July 15.
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Some paper checks have already gone out, the IRS says, but others could take until June or July.
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What you need to do to get your COVID-19 stimulus check

If you got a tax refund or paid the IRS by paper check last year, you'll need to get your bank details in to the agency.
If the IRS has your direct deposit details, you don’t need to do anything.
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A short-staffed IRS is trying to reform

Mar 3, 2020
The IRS is trying to modernize its computer systems and improve customer service — with a smaller budget and workforce.
The Internal Revenue Service Building in 2008.
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