Stimulus check update: IRS deadline for claiming 2019 tax refunds is July 17th


In a press release, the IRS revealed that it is a final reminder for taxpayers nationwide to claim refunds for tax year 2019.

Last date to apply for this tax rebate is July 17, 2023.

Moreover, IRS issued this warning to nearly 1.5 million taxpayers across the country.

However, it also estimated the average median refund for Tax year 2019 amounts to $893. But they are all unclaimed tax refunds which are why IRS calls for its claim.

IRS Commissioner Danny Werfe said that time is minimal for the 2019 taxpayers to claim their refund. In addition, he also revelated that the deadline for taxpayers who still need to apply for their 2019 tax refund is July 17, 2023.

He revealed that IRS urges people to act quickly to claim their potential substantial refund. This update is for those who have overlooked filing for tax refunds during the pandemic.

However, the government also reminds the people that their checks may be held if they have yet to apply for tax refunds for 2020 and 2021. So before applying to this program, ensure you are a filer for the tax returns for 2020 and 2021.

Who is Eligible for IRS 2019 Tax Refund? 

Many will get this tax refund of $6,557 if their 2019 income makes them eligible for Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). But there are certain conditions to get qualified for Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), and they are:

  • Families with three or more qualifying children earn up to $50,162 ($55,952 for married couples filing jointly).
  • Those with two qualifying children make up to $46,703 ($52,493 for married couples filing jointly).
  • Families with one qualifying child make up to $41,094 ($46,884 for married couples filing jointly).
  • Individuals without qualifying children make up to $15,570 ($21,370 for married couples filing jointly).

So save time and grab this opportunity for your 2019 Tax refund. Go to the official website of the IRS and apply.


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