Source: United States House of Representatives – Representative Phil Roe (1st Congressional District of Tennessee)
Roe Highlights New Deadline for SSI and VA Non-Filers with Dependents and GI Bill Non-Filers to Receive Tax Rebates
Johnson City, Tenn, May 1, 2020 | Kyle Jacobs (202-225-6356)
JOHNSON CITY, TENN. – Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced an update for Social Security Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Veterans Affairs (VA) beneficiaries who were not required to file a tax return in 2018 or 2019 – and have dependents – and must complete a simple tax return on IRS.gov by May 5, 2020 in order to quickly receive the additional $500 economic relief payment for each dependent child. The update also requires GI Bill beneficiaries whose only source of income is GI Bill benefits – regardless of if they have dependents – to complete a simple tax return on IRS.gov by May 5, 2020 in order to receive their economic impact payment:
“The Trump administration has worked hard to ensure the vast majority of Americans will not need to do anything to receive their economic impact payment. However, there are some non-filers for whom the IRS needs additional information to ensure they get the full payment for which they’re eligible. As the IRS continues to distribute payments as quickly and accurately as possible, it is imperative that we spread the word about updated guidance so no one misses out on part of the payment they are due. In order to receive the additional $500 per child credit, SSI and VA beneficiaries who don’t file taxes and also have children under age 17WILL need to provide their dependents’ information to the IRS by May 5th. Additionally, GI Bill beneficiaries whose only source of income is GI Bill benefits – regardless of if they have dependents – need to provide their information to the IRS by May 5th to receive their economic impact payment. These individuals can complete a simple tax return here: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/non-filers-enter-payment-info-here”
Note: H.R. 748, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, provides a $1,200/$2,400 tax rebate for individuals/couples making under $75,000/$150,000. Families who qualify with dependent children will receive $500 per child. The rebates phase out completely at $99,000/$198,000. Rep. Roe was present to support the CARES Act when it passed the House by voice vote on March 27, 2020 and was signed into law by President Trump later that day.
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