COVID-19 Relief for People Who Didn’t File 2018 or 2019 Tax Returns

As part of the government’s COVID-19 response efforts, financial help is now available to most Americans – up to $1,200 for individuals, $2,400 for married couples, and more for families with children. But if you didn’t file federal taxes in 2018 or 2019, you need to sign up to receive your check.

Sign up to receive your Economic Impact Payment, or “stimulus check,” online at the IRS website by October 15 to get your payment this year.

Just 5 pieces of information are needed: your full name, mailing address, email address, date of birth, and Social Security number.

If you aren’t sure how to complete the form, don’t have a computer, or have questions about how to get your payment without a bank account or permanent address, help is available by calling United Way’s 211-hotline. There is also free WiFi available in the public parking lot of the Ottawa County Department of Job and Family Services.

If you are a partner organization serving individuals and families who may be eligible for stimulus checks, please see these partner resources to help spread the word in your networks.