Last updated: 4/13/2020
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To help prevent fraud, the IRS is requiring everyone who receives a stimulus payment to file a federal tax return. If you are one of the estimated 14 million who wouldn't need to file otherwise, you can use the TaxAct Free Federal product to complete the required Stimulus Registration.
Only those who have not filed a return need to complete the registration. If you already filed a tax return for 2018 or 2019 (or plan to), or if you received Social Security benefits, the IRS has your information and you don't need to do anything else.
If you have already filed a return in 2018 or 2019 but didn't include bank account information, or if you want to change your bank account information, do not file a Stimulus Registration return. The IRS is working on a website to help those who have already filed manage bank account information. Watch for updates on this page.
To complete and file a TaxAct Stimulus Registration return, follow the steps below:
The IRS will email you when your return is accepted and will mail a letter once your payment is direct deposited into your account.