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catbirdwoman
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Why can I not file for my stimulus check?

 
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RobertG
Expert Alumni

Why can I not file for my stimulus check?

What is the problem you are having?

 

If you’re not required to file taxes and don’t receive Social Security benefits, use our free Stimulus Registration for non-tax filers to give the IRS your up-to-date mailing address and direct deposit banking info.

 

CORONAVIRUS TAX CENTER: 2020 STIMULUS

 

The vast majority of people do not need to take any action. The IRS will calculate and automatically send the economic impact payment to those eligible.

For people who have already filed their 2019 tax returns, the IRS will use this information to calculate the payment amount. For those who have not yet filed their return for 2019, the IRS will use information from their 2018 tax filing to calculate the payment. The economic impact payment will be deposited directly into the same banking account reflected on the return filed.

 

If you have filed, but you need to change your direct deposit information:

 

In the coming weeks, the IRS plans to develop a web-based portal for individuals to provide their banking information to the IRS online, so that individuals can receive payments immediately as opposed to checks in the mail.

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brandybeezley
Returning Member

Why can I not file for my stimulus check?

I thought i needed to file taxes but I didn't have to and they rejected mine and said I had to mail in a return . Do i have to before I get a check 

GiseleD
Expert Alumni

Why can I not file for my stimulus check?

For those who have not yet filed their return for 2019, the IRS will use information from their 2018 tax filing to calculate and distribute the payment. The IRS urges anyone who has not filed a tax return for 2018 or 2019 but is required to do so to file as soon as they can and to elect to receive their refund via direct deposit, in order to receive an economic impact payment as quickly as possible.

 

Those who will not receive a refund are still encouraged to file their 2019 tax return to provide the most up-to-date information to the IRS, but this is not necessary if you filed a 2018 return.

 

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