IRS Launches New Website Where Users Can Claim for Stimulus Relief Check

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IRS Launches New Website Where Users Can Claim for Stimulus Relief Check
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Those people who don’t have a return filing obligation can use the new website to share their basic information so that already in the nearest future they will get their stimulus relief checks.

America’s Internal Revenue Service (IRS), alongside the U.S. Treasury on Friday launched a website where Americans who are not required to file taxes can begin processing to get their stimulus relief check.

The platform is now open for citizens and U.S resident aliens who possess a valid social security number and are not dependents of any taxpayer. Moreover, there are some limitations in accordance with gross income. Information like full name, email address, mailing address, and payment information are what the website requires from citizens applying to get the stimulus relief package.

“People who don’t have a return filing obligation can use this tool to give us basic information so they can receive their Economic Impact Payments as soon as possible,” said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig.

Also, the IRS announced a new “Get My Payment” tool to be launched later this month. The tool will help citizens with the status of their payment alongside date when their payment will be made to their bank accounts or when of will be mailed to their address.

According to the $2 trillion stimulus bill signed by U.S. President Donald Trump last month, taxpayers can receive up to $1,200 per person or $2,400 for married couples and up to $500 for each qualifying child while eligible taxpayers who filed returns in either 2018 or 2019 will begin to receive checks next week.

Those Americans who qualify for the stimulus relief will get check through direct deposits. Tax filers with adjusted gross income up to $75,000 for individuals, or up to $150,000 for married couples, will receive the full payment. It’s reduced by $5 for each $100 above those thresholds.

Also, citizens who have not filed taxes but are supposed to do so have to do that as soon as possible so they can get a check soon.

U.S. $2 Trillion Stimulus Relief Package

America’s government owing to the coronavirus pandemic has been forced to prepare a stimulus package worth $ 2 trillion to mitigate the effect of the pandemic on the economy.

The $2 trillion stimulus package was passed earlier in the house and believed to be the largest in the history of the United States by voice vote, which measures if more lawmakers shout for “aye” or “nay” on whether to support it.

The plan was unanimously approved by the Senate on Wednesday to enable one-time payment to citizens, strengthen unemployment insurance, additional health-care funding, loans, and grants to businesses to deter layoffs.

The relief package bill was described by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as mitigation of the pandemic’s destruction, predicting Congress will draft more plans to aid in recovery.

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