The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) have launched a web tool that will allow those Americans that do not normally file a tax return to register and receive a stimulus check during the coronavirus pandemic.

The web tool is designed as a free and easy way for people who had too small of an income in 2019, under $12,200 for individuals or under $24, 400 for married couples, to file a tax return to register with the IRS.

The tool is available on the IRS website only and can be found by looking for the Non-filers: Enter Payment Info Here link.

For those individuals who do not normally file a tax return, the web tool will allow for calculation and eligibility for receiving a stimulus check. The web tool requires basic information such as Social Security number, name, address, and number of dependents. Eligible individuals can enter their banking account information for direct deposit or payments can be directly sent by mail.

"People who don't have a return filing obligation can use this tool to give us basic information so they can receive their Economic Impact Payments as soon as possible," IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig said in a statement. "The IRS and Free File Alliance have been working around the clock to deliver this new tool to help people."

The stimulus checks will be sent to eligible taxpayers that filed a return in 2018 or 2019 or those people that receive Social Security benefits, survivor or disability benefits, and Railroad Retirement benefits. The IRS said that the economic impact payments will be distributed automatically next week.

Eligible individuals will receive a stimulus check for up to $1,200, while eligible married couples will receive $2,400. A total of $500 will be given for each qualifying child.

A second web tool is also being developed by the IRS with an expected delivery date of April 17 to provide people with the status of their Economic Impact payment. The Get My Payment tool will include the date payments are to be deposited into a bank account or mailed.

The new Get My Payment web tool will also allow for bank account information to be added to receive stimulus payments quicker.

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