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Many individuals and couples are still eligible despite not filing in the previous two years

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will send 130,000 Oregonians mail urging them to find out if they are eligible to claim an Economic Impact Payment. Those who did not file in 2018 or 2019 because their income was below the filing threshold are now encouraged to apply.

The letter urges recipients to register by Oct. 15 in order to receive a payment by the end of the year.

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

The letter is not a guarantee of eligibility, but an individual is likely to qualify if they are a United States citizen, have a work-eligible Social Security Number and cannot be claimed as a dependent on another person's federal income tax return.

More than 7 million people nationwide have already registered for payment. Those who are eligible should not wait to receive a letter and can register now.

Visit HYPERLINK "http://www.irs.gov"www.irs.gov and search for 'Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info' to apply.


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