A new study from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities shows that up to 383,000 Georgians that qualify for a recovery rebate have not yet received one. If Georgians do not claim these rebates, up to $365 million could be left on the table. Across the country, families with very low-income children, people experiencing housing instability, adults without children, people with low incomes, and Black and Latinx people disproportionately missed out on receiving their rebate. Though the tax deadline is July 15, non-filers have until October 15 to register to receive their recovery rebate. Non-filers can register to receive payment here.
Tax filers will not receive their $1,200 economic recovery check unless they filed taxes for 2018 or 2019. VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) sites, places where low- to moderate-income families could receive professional help in filing their taxes for free, are still closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, all families can get free, professional support in filing taxes by visiting this easy-to-use website: https://www.getyourrefund.org/.
Learn more about who may have missed out on an economic recovery rebate and what should be done to ensure families don’t leave this critical support behind: https://www.cbpp.org/research/federal-tax/aggressive-state-outreach-can-help-reach-the-12-million-non-filers-eligible-for.