Up to 9MILLION eligible for $1,200 stimulus check will be contacted by IRS

AS MANY as 9million Americans who may be eligible for a $1,200 stimulus check will be contacted by the Internal Revenue Service.

The IRS revealed in a Tuesday news release that letters will start being mailed out later this month to Americans who can possibly receive an Economic Impact Payment.

According to the agency, the letters will be directed towards people who normally don't file federal income tax returns but may be eligible and need to register to claim the payment.

The letter – known as an IRS Notice 1444-A – will detail eligibility criteria and how the payment can be received on IRS.gov.

Recipients are advised to register on the official IRS website before by October 15 to be eligible to get their payment by the end of 2020.

Letters will start being mailed on or around September 24.

"Individuals can receive up to $1,200, and married couples can receive up to $2,400. People with qualifying children under age 17 at the end of 2019 can get up to an additional $500 for each qualifying child," the IRS states.

The IRS has made available a PDF copy of the letter (PDF) for anyone concerned with fraud.

IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig said in a statement: “The IRS has made an unprecedented outreach effort to make sure people are aware of their potential eligibility for an Economic Impact Payment this year.

“Millions who don’t normally file a tax return have already registered and received a payment. We are taking this extra step to help Americans who may not know they could be eligible for this payment or don’t know how to register for one.

"People who aren’t required to file a tax return can quickly register on IRS.gov and still get their money this year.”

Meanwhile, President Donald Trump said the Democrats won't strike a deal on the $1,200 checks because they think a bad economy will help Joe Biden win.

Speaking at a news conference on Monday, the Trump launched into a stinging attack on his rivals, saying they were holding up stimulus payments during the coronavirus crisis.

The House of Representatives passed an additional $3trillion coronavirus relief bill in May – but the GOP-led Senate hasn't agreed to it.

The White House has said Nancy Pelosi is "standing in the way" of $1,200 stimulus checks and COVID relief.

Last week, Donald Trump's Chief of Staff Mark Meadows claimed the House Speaker was purposely delaying coronavirus payouts for "all Americans."

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