Beneficiaries are not required to file tax returns of any sort to access these stimulus funds, and in its place, the IRS will utilize information found on Forms SSA-1099 and RRB-1099, in addition to information from the Veteran’s Administration.
Benefit recipients who receive their checks in the mail will also receive their stimulus checks in the same fashion.
The information generated from IRS Forms SSA-1099 and RRB-1099 will allow benefit recipients to receive a $600 stimulus check once funds are disbursed. Any recipients with dependent children under the age of 17, or a spouse with no income and no requirement to file a tax return, should receive their additional funds by filing a 2020 tax return. Payments due can be reconciled by using the Recovery Rebate Credit (RRC) worksheet.
Regarding the general public, qualifying adults will receive a $600 stimulus check with an additional $600 for each qualifying dependent under the age of 17.
Income caps are applied individually with those filing single restricted to annual income of $75,000 or less, those filing as head of house restricted to income of $112,500 or less, and joint filers restricted to annual income of $150,000 or less.
Individuals with income exceeding those caps will see stimulus checks reduced by $5 for every additional $100 in income. To see what you may eligible for, visit Jackson Hewitt’s Coronavirus Information Center and try our new stimulus calculator. For additional information on IRS stimulus policy, please visit https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus.