July 03, 2020

Cortez Masto Calls on Treasury, IRS to Send Missed COVID Relief Payments to Non-filers with Dependents

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and fellow Democratic Senate Finance Committee members in a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Charles Rettig calling on them to immediately distribute further supplemental economic impact payments to those who are in need rather than make them wait until tax time next year.

“[Economic Impact Payment] recipients who may have eligible dependents, including Social Security retirement, disability, and RRB recipients, were given only 48 hours to access the Non-Filers Portal in order to receive the additional $500 payments for eligible dependents,” wrote the Senators. “Many of these Americans with dependents were not able to meet that deadline and have to wait until the 2020 tax filing season to receive these payments. These benefit recipients can be especially economically disadvantaged and are in need of these payments to help ease the economic burdens of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

A full copy of the letter can be found HERE.