Update: IRS says time is running out to collect $2,400 stimulus cheque.  

There is not much time left for tax filers who have not claimed their COVID-era stimulus payments, according to the Internal Revenue Service.  

The IRS announced this week that the deadline for filing a 2020 tax return—a prerequisite to obtaining the stimulus payment—is May 17.   

Economic Impact Payments, or stimulus money, were given to the great majority of eligible individuals in 2020 and 2021. Even if their income was extremely little or nonexistent,  

those who failed to file or did not receive the entire amount may still be entitled for the Recovery Rebate Credit.  

Refund-due taxpayers have three years from the filing deadline to file a claim and get any money owed.   

The application deadline for the 2020 credit is May 17, which is three years after the initial May 17, 2021, deadline. The deadline for 2021 credits is April 15, 2025.  

Married couples filing jointly may claim up to $2,400 in credits, while single persons may claim up to $1,200.  

You must not have been claimed as a dependent on another taxpayer, have a Social Security number issued before the tax return's due date, and have been a resident alien or citizen of the United States for the relevant year in order to be eligible for the credits.  

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