The IRS has launched a new online tool to will allow people who do not typically file tax returns to provide their information to the federal government to receive stimulus payments.
The tool, which launched this week, can be found at the IRS website www.irs.gov.
Some Ohioans, like residents who had no or low incomes, aren’t required to file returns in 2018 or 2019.
Individuals with gross incomes under $12,200 and married couples with incomes under $24,000 weren’t required to file federal returns in the last two years.
These people need to file a simple return with the IRS to get an economic impact payment worth up to $1,200 for individuals and $500 for qualifying children.
Recipients of veterans disability compensation, pension or survivor benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs also need to submit information to the IRS to receive payment, according to the free file website.
Visitors will have to create a new account and provide their names, mailing addresses, email addresses, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, bank account information and other details.
Social Security recipients will get their payments automatically and do not need to file a return.
Starting next week, most Ohioans will start receiving $1,200 per individual and $500 per dependent in direct assistance from the IRS to help address their immediate financial needs, according to Emmalee Kalmbach, a spokesperson f9r U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio.
“Starting next week, most Ohioans will start receiving $1,200 per individual and $500 per dependent in direct assistance from the IRS to help address their immediate financial needs.”
Here’s more from the IRS:
Who is eligible for economic impact payments?
U.S. residents will receive the Economic Impact Payment of $1,200 for individual or head of household filers, and $2,400 for married filing jointly if they are not a dependent of another taxpayer and have a work eligible Social Security number with adjusted gross income up to:
$75,000 for individuals
$112,500 for head of household filers and
$150,000 for married couples filing joint returns
Taxpayers will receive a reduced payment if their AGI is between:
$75,000 and $99,000 if their filing status was single or married filing separately
112,500 and $136,500 for head of household
$150,000 and $198,000 if their filing status was married filing jointly
The amount of the reduced payment will be based upon the taxpayers specific adjusted gross income.
Eligible retirees and recipients of Social Security, Railroad Retirement, disability or veterans’ benefits as well as taxpayers who do not make enough money to normally have to file a tax return will receive a payment. This also includes those who have no income, as well as those whose income comes entirely from certain benefit programs, such as Supplemental Security Income benefits.
Retirees who receive either Social Security retirement or Railroad Retirement benefits will also receive payments automatically.
Who is not eligible for stimulus payments?
Although some filers, such as high-income filers, will not qualify for an Economic Impact Payment, most will.
Taxpayers likely won’t qualify for an Economic Impact Payment if any of the following apply:
Your adjusted gross income is greater than
$99,000 if your filing status was single or married filing separately
$136,500 for head of household
$198,000 if your filing status was married filing jointly
You can be claimed as a dependent on someone else’s return. For example, this would include a child, student or older dependent who can be claimed on a parent’s return.
You do not have a valid Social Security number.
You are a nonresident alien.
You filed Form 1040-NR or Form 1040NR-EZ, Form 1040-PR or Form 1040-SS for 2019.
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