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DO YOU NEED TO FILE A TAX RETURN ? - TAX FILING REQUIREMENTS TO GET YOUR ECONOMIC IMPACT PAYMENT

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On the IRS GET MY PAYMENT tool page, it says:

Didn't file a return in 2018 or 2019?

If you have a filing requirement and have not filed a tax return for 2018 or 2019, you must file a 2019 tax return to receive the payment. 

 

This does not mean that you might have to pay any taxes - cause that has to do with the actual numbers and any deductions.  Filing requirements are based on income and your filing status.

 

The IRS has a page where there is a tool by which you can determine if you need to file a tax return.  It is easy and gives you your answer.

IRS.gov - Do I Need to File a Tax Return? .

There is also a summary of filing requirements on the back of your annual 1099-SSA / RRB

 

Basically, Filing Requirements are:   From IRS Publ 501 (2019) - Who Must file

Publication 501 - Main Contents
Who Must File

If you are a U.S. citizen or resident alien, whether you must file a federal income tax return depends on your gross income, your filing status, your age, and whether you are a dependent. For details, see Table 1 and Table 2. You must also file if one of the situations described in Table 3 applies. The filing requirements apply even if you owe no tax.

Table 1. 2019 Filing Requirements Chart for Most Taxpayers

Screenshot_2020-05-20 Publication 501 (2019), Dependents, Standard Deduction, and Filing Information Internal Revenue Service.png

 

Screenshot_2020-05-20 Publication 501 (2019), Dependents, Standard Deduction, and Filing Information Internal Revenue Service(1).png

 

 

 

 

 

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