Attorneys may file online claims for Economic Impact Payments through the IRS’s online non-filer tool using the same process for Form 1040s generally. To do so, an individual in prison must complete, sign, and mail a Form 2848 to the IRS, which can be downloaded here ( The IRS’s instructions for filling the form are available here (

For your reference, we have prepared an example that may be used as a guide (click to download) by attorneys who are not charging a preparation fee and are only assisting an individual with filing a refund claim. After an individual in prison has completed and mailed the form, you may then use the IRS’s online non-filer tool to file a refund claim on behalf of an incarcerated individual by the current deadline of November 21, 2020.”

Form 2848 sample
Click to download the sample form 2848.