Every year, the IRS announces Tax Season for United States taxpayers. Even though Tax Season comes to an end, sometimes we may find that we can apply for a Tax Refund after it ends. This is not a very common situation, but it can happen. And that is what has happened for many Americans who have not applied for their 2020 stimulus check.
After a while it is impossible to reapply for one of the IRS stimulus payments we are entitled to. This is why it is so important to be well aware of the timing of the payments, as well as what type of checks we can apply for. In the case of Tax Refund stimulus checks, it all depends on our personal situation.
Similarly, if we request this 2020 payment, it does not mean that we cannot request the 2024 payment. Therefore, if we request today the IRS stimulus checks we could get two almost at the same time. This could be the case if we are eligible for both checks. Remember, we can request the payment, but whether or not we get it will depend on the individual situation.
Who can request a 2020 IRS payment?
The situation in which a United States citizen is in may make him/her eligible for a 2020 IRS payment. And that is that it is not necessary to make Tax Return to have a Tax Refund stimulus check.
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In this regard, Americans who can still get one of these payments are those who are in one of the following situations:
- Having federal income tax withheld.
- Making estimated tax payments.
- Qualifying for responsible attorney tax credits.
If you are in one of these situations, there is still time to request your 2024 stimulus check. That means you’ll be able to do so until April 15th of this same year 2024. After that, any checks related to the 2020 payment cannot be claimed.
So check to see if you are entitled to one of these benefits and apply for it with the IRS as soon as possible, as you could get a nice stimulus check. In this regard, this stimulus check would arrive a few weeks after you apply for it.
When does the 2024 Tax Season end?
The 2024 Tax Season started last January 29th and we have until April 15th to send the documents. Remember that the sooner you send your Tax Return, the sooner you will get your Tax Refund. However, not all citizens who send the Tax Return can get a Tax Refund from the IRS. It all depends on the situation they are in.
Likewise, there are certain elements to take into account when sending our Tax Return. On the one hand, if we send all the documentation online we will get the payment earlier than if we send it through physical documents. Also, activating Direct Deposit will speed up the process to get the stimulus check as soon as possible.
On the other hand, we must also remember that the IRS has announced extensions to the schedule in certain states. So check well when is the last day to send the Tax Return in your particular State.