The AARP Foundation and the National Council on Aging (NCOA) have launched a user-friendly online tool to simplify the economic stimulus payment application process for millions of Americans who are not otherwise required to file income tax returns.
The online tool can be found atwww.aarp.org/stimulus.
The new online resource allows users to print out a completed economic stimulus form after answering a few simple questions.
The tool can also be used by trusted loved ones and volunteers to help those who do not have Internet access.
AARP staff and volunteers have been working with the IRS, Social Security Administration, and other organizations to inform and equip those who are eligible for the stimulus payments but are not otherwise required to file income tax returns. Key tips for filers include:
- Applications for the stimulus payments are not subject to the April 15th tax filing deadline. The IRS is accepting stimulus payment forms until the fall, providing time for individuals to answer any questions and safely file their stimulus applications.
- Individuals should beware of stimulus payment scams. Scammers are calling and e-mailing individuals asking for personal information, including Social Security numbers and bank account information. The IRS never emails or calls tax payers asking for personal information -- individuals should not give information to people posing as IRS representatives over the phone or through email.
- Resources are available for those who have questions or need help.
To learn more about how to apply for your stimulus payment and help others apply, visit www.aarp.org/stimulus or www.aarp.org/taxaide.