From CBS News:
In the earlier guidance, the tax agency noted that people who don’t typically file a tax return “will need to file a simple tax return” to get their check, which impacts millions of seniors, low-income taxpayers, some veterans and individuals with disabilities. The simple tax form would ask for a person’s filing status, number of dependents and direct-deposit bank account information, the IRS said on Monday.
That raised questions about whether seniors who failed to file a simple tax return would forfeit their stimulus checks or face delays or other issues. On social media, some consumers expressed confusion over the requirement. The Treasury department earlier on Wednesday had told CBS MoneyWatch that it was examining whether seniors who didn’t file the simple tax return would still receive stimulus checks, and that it hoped to provide more guidance.
Most Americans don’t need to do anything to receive a check, given that the IRS is relying on 2018 and 2019 tax returns to find household income — which determines the amount of an individual’s stimulus check — and direct deposit information for bank accounts.
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