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Do not declare taxes? You may still be eligible to receive stimulus checks

The IRS has tools available to request stimulus money, even if you don’t file taxes.

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With the first and second stimulus checks, the IRS used people’s 2019 tax returns to determine if they should send them money. That is why many people who did not file taxes thought that they would not receive anything.

However, Non-filers – who weren’t required to file a federal income tax return in 2018 or 2019 – may also be eligible to receive the two stimulus checks that have already been issued (and will likely be eligible for the third, if approves).

If you did not file taxes, here are the reasons why you may not have been asked to do so:

You are over 24 years old, nobody declares you as a dependent and your income is less than $ 12,200 per year, as reported on CNET.
–You are married and file a joint return with your partner, and your income is less than $ 24,400.
–You have no income.
–You receive federal benefits, such as Supplemental Security Income or Social Security Disability Insurance.

If you have not yet received your first or second stimulus check despite being eligible, you can request it from the IRS using the Non-Filers tool (when this is activated again, which will probably be when the third stimulus check is approved) or claim it on your taxes in 2021 (if this year you are going to file) as a Refund Recovery Credit.

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