Didn’t File a Tax Return? You Can Still Get a Stimulus Check.

Thanks to State Senator Jamescita Peshlakai for this write-up:

All legal residents of the United States are eligible to get stimulus checks to help with the economic impacts of the coronavirus. If you filed a tax return, collect Social Security, collect SSDI (disability) or collect railroad retirement, a check will be deposited in your bank account or a check will be mailed to you. (This is happening in waves, so not everyone will get their deposit at the same time.)

If you collect Veteran’s benefits or Supplemental Security Income and didn’t file a tax return you need to let the Internal Revenue Service know where to send your check. (See link below.)

If you did not file a tax return because you had no taxes owed, you need to let the IRS know where to send your check. (See link below.)

Applying for the stimulus checks will not result in any tax costs. Stimulus checks are $1200 per adult and $500 for dependent children. To apply, you will need:

  • Full name, current mailing address and an email address
  • Date of birth and valid Social Security number
  • Bank account number, type and routing number, if you have one. If you don’t have a bank account, a check will be mailed to you.
  • Driver’s license or state-issued ID, if you have one
  • For each qualifying child: name, Social Security number or Adoption Taxpayer Identification Number and their relationship to you or your spouse

To notify the IRS about where to send your check fill out this form.

This article is a good explanation of how this works.

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