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The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service launched a new web tool on IRS.gov Friday that enables quick registration to receive Economic Impact Payments — also known as Recovery Rebates — faster and was designed to “help millions of people” who don’t usually file a tax return, they said.

The non-filer tool, developed as part of a partnership between the IRS and Free File Alliance, provides a free and simple option for those who don’t have a tax return filing obligation, including those Americans with too little income to normally file, they said in a joint announcement.

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Jeff Berman

Jeff joined the ThinkAdvisor team as a staff reporter in July 2019. Before joining ThinkAdvisor, he was a freelance reporter for five years, covering mainly technology, business, media and entertainment news for publications including The Miami Herald, Newsday, TheStreet.com, Long Island Press and multiple American City Business Journals websites. He also reported for several consumer electronics publications and was a technology reporter for publications of the Media & Entertainment Services Alliance. Prior to that, he worked as a reporter and editor for Consumer Electronics Daily and other Warren Communications News publications for 15 years. He graduated with an MA in journalism from New York University.

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