The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is reminding those who don’t have a permanent address or a bank account that they may still qualify for stimulus payments and other credits, including the advance Child Tax Credit.
It comes as part of the authorities effort to help those “experiencing homelessness” – with the group also asking for help from groups that assist vulnerable or underserved people who may have difficulty getting a stimulus payment automatically.
To help people experiencing homelessness, the rural poor and other historically underserved groups, the IRS said it ‘urges’ community groups, employers and others to share information about Economic Impact Payments (EIP), the upcoming advance Child Tax Credit and other tax details to help more people file a tax return so they can receive “everything to which they’re eligible”.
According to the IRS, people can claim the Recovery Rebate Credit – a special one-time benefit that most people received last year during Covid-19 in the form of an Economic Stimulus Payment – or other credits or get a third EIP even if they don’t have a permanent address.
For example, someone experiencing homelessness may list the address of a friend, relative or trusted service provider, such as a shelter, drop-in day center or transitional housing program, on the return filed with the IRS.