May 17 deadline for claiming 2020 stimulus payments

Press release from Pisgah Legal Services:

Let’s face it, 2020 and 2021 were difficult years as the COVID-19 pandemic upended lives and economies around the world. During the confusion, if you didn’t file taxes for 2020, or if you missed out on receiving a stimulus payment, time is running out to claim your money. The IRS’ deadline is May 17, 2024.

“Whether you are a non-filer or you missed a stimulus payment due to other circumstances, nonprofit Pisgah Legal Services may be able to help you access these funds,” said Mike McDonald, Managing Director of Pisgah Legal’s Health and Economic Opportunity Program. “If you live in Western North Carolina (WNC) and make less than $60,000/year, you may qualify for free help. Our certified tax preparers can guide you through the process, but you have to act quickly because the May 17 deadline is coming up fast.”

To learn more or make an appointment, visit or call 828-210-3404.

Pisgah Legal Services offer free in-person and virtual appointments. Bilingual Navigators are available to assist in Spanish, and free translation services are available for speakers of other languages. Appointments must be made by May 10. Last year, Pisgah Legal Services helped people in WNC access more than $1.2 million in tax refunds at no cost to them.

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