It’s not too late to file a tax return to claim your missing stimulus money! The IRS extended the tax-filing deadline to May 17, 2021. Even after the deadline, you can still file to claim your money! If you do not owe any Federal taxes, then you can file your return after the deadline without a penalty - in fact, you have 3 years to claim your refund. For information on the Child Tax Credit, visit the Tax Help page.

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Illinoisans with little to no income in 2019 are likely still waiting for their first stimulus checks even as the Treasury Department sends out a second round of checks. The stimulus checks intended to keep struggling Americans afloat simply weren’t easily accessible for the people who needed them most. Fortunately, there are steps policymakers and nonprofits can take to fix that this time around.

Congress recently approved a second round of checks, and the Treasury Department has started sending them out. A new set of families are eligible. Here's what to expect from the second stimulus check and what to do if you haven’t received the first.

If you haven't received your check yet, it's not too late. We've put together the 5 most common reasons your check and payments are delayed.

Over 9 million people in the U.S. were eligible for the first stimulus check from the federal government, but needed to take action to receive one. If you haven’t received your stimulus check yet, you might still be eligible.

If you don't need to file taxes you can use the IRS non-filer website to request your stimulus check. If you aren't sure if you could get additional money by filing taxes, visit our tax help page. Here is a list of what you need to have ready before you visit the IRS non-filer website.

Millions of low-income, out-of-work Americans struggled to get access to their stimulus checks through the CARES Act while others with higher incomes and fewer barriers got theirs automatically. After helping thousands of Illinoisans, here's what we learned about improving service delivery the next time around.

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