State outreach needed to inform non-filers eligible for stimulus payments

Researchers at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities estimate that 12 million folks who did not file tax returns for 2018 or 2019 are still eligible for CARES Act stimulus payments—although they might not know it. These people were not required to file federal tax returns due to their very low income and nonparticipation in specified federal programs. Those who did file tax returns for either 2018 or 2019 are receiving automatic payments, but these 12 million eligible non-filers must submit their information to the IRS before October 15, 2020 in order to receive their stimulus payment. States and cities will need aggressive outreach to make sure these individuals both know they are eligible and how to complete the IRS requirements in time. #covid-19

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