Social Security Beneficiaries with Dependents and Who Do Not File Tax Returns Urged to Act Soon to Receive $500 Per Child Payment

Social Security Beneficiaries with Dependents and Who Do Not File Tax Returns Urged to Act Soon to Receive $500 Per Child Payment

Montana Attorney General Tim Fox urges Social Security beneficiaries who have dependents and who do not file tax returns to act quickly to receive an Economic Impact Payment of $500 per child.

Social Security beneficiaries and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients who don’t file tax returns will start receiving their automatic Economic Impact Payments directly from the Treasury Department soon. People receiving benefits who did not file 2018 or 2019 taxes, and have qualifying children under age 17, however, should not wait for their automatic $1,200 individual payment. They should immediately go to the IRS’s webpage and visit the Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here section to provide their information.

Social Security retirement, survivors, and disability insurance beneficiaries with dependent children and who did not file 2018 or 2019 taxes need to act by noon on Wednesday, April 22, in order to receive additional payments for their eligible children quickly. “By taking this proactive step to enter information on the IRS website about them and their qualifying children, they will also receive the $500 per dependent child payment in addition to their $1,200 individual payment,” Attorney General Tim Fox said. “If beneficiaries in this group do not provide their information to the IRS soon, their payment at this time will be $1,200. People would then be required to file a tax year 2020 tax return to obtain the additional $500 per eligible child.”

More information is available on the websites of the IRS and the Social Security Administration.

Montanans with questions may also call the Montana Department of Justice’s Office of Consumer Protection at (800) 481-6896 or (406) 444-4500, or email [email protected].

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