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How to get a stimulus check payment without having filed taxes?

The United States government have paid out over 155 billion dollars in 88 million checks and a total of 150 million non-taxable payments are expected to be made by the end of the scheme.

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How to get a stimulus check payment without having filed taxes?
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The U.S. government have paid out over 155 billion dollars in 88 million checks and a total of 150 million non-taxable payments are expected to be made by the end of the scheme.

The stimulus checks or Economic Impact Payments, as titled by the IRS are worth up to $1,200 for individuals or $2,400 for married couples, plus $500 for each qualifying child.

At present it's not clear if the US government will issue a second round of stimulus checks for those eligible to claim the benefit, with already over 155 billion dollars having been out in 88 million checks and with a total of 150 million non-taxable payments expected to be made out by the end of the scheme.

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 29: U.S. President Donald Trump's name appears on the coronavirus economic assistance checks that were sent to citizens across the country April 29, 2020 in Washington, DC.
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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 29: U.S. President Donald Trump's name appears on the coronavirus economic assistance checks that were sent to citizens across the country April 29, 2020 in Washington, DC.CHIP SOMODEVILLAAFP

No taxes filed

For those individuals who have not filed a 2018 or 2019 federal income tax return or because the gross income was under $12,200 ($24,400 for married couples) along with individuals with no income the IRS advises that an online form is filled in to secure payment.

This also applies to those receiving a veterans disability compensation, a pension, or survivor benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

The information supplied permits the IRS to calculate ones eligibility and ahead of issuing the the Economic Impact Payment.

The Inland Revenue Service form can be accessed here:

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