IRS begins final outreach to American still owed economic impact payments
More than 71,000 Iowans are still owed an Economic Impact Payment from Uncle Sam, according to a state-by-state breakdown released by the Internal Revenue Service. The IRS said it will be mailing a notification letter to 71,382 Iowa residents as part of a mailing to nearly 8.9 million Americans who typically aren’t required to file federal income tax returns, but may qualify for the coronavirus relief payments. “We are releasing this state-by-state information so that state and local leaders and organizations can better understand the size of this population in their communities and assist them in claiming these important payments,” IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig said in a statement. “Time is running out to claim a payment before the deadline.” These letters are part of a final stage of the IRS’ sweeping outreach and public awareness campaign on the Economic Impact Payments that began in March. So far, more than 7 million people have used the Non-Filers tool to register for a payment.