A junk letter in the mail from the IRS isn’t usually a good sign, but that’s not the case with the one that’s about to arrive.
The IRS is sending letters to more than 9 million Americans who didn’t claim the stimulus p. Special reminder letters, which will be arriving in mailboxes over the next few weeks, are being sent to people who appear to qualify for the Child Tax Credit (CTC), Refund Credit (RRC) or Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) but not yet you have always not submitted an application for 2021 to claim them.
Benefits were expanded under last year’s America’s Rescue Plan Act and other recent legislation
CPA Patrick Kelly says it might be worth your time to act on the letter if it arrives at your home.
“So they’re looking at their database and they’re saying these people didn’t file an income tax return, but we have reason to believe they could get a refund if, whether it were stimulus money, child tax credit, earned income tax, so the IRS management looks at the database and says, they didn’t file, we’re not sure they’re entitled to a refund, but they think they probably are,” said Patrick Kelly, CPA, owner of Joplin Tax Services.
Reminder letters will be arriving over the next few weeks and will be printed in English and Spanish.
To help people claim benefits, free of charge, Free File it will remain open for one more month this year, until November 17, 2022. Available only at IRS.gov/FreeFile, Free File allows people with incomes of $73,000 or less to file online for free using the brand’s software.