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Who qualifies for the government stimulus payment?

Answer

Taxpayers are eligible for Economic Impact Payments as long as their adjusted gross income does not exceed $99,000 for single-filers, or $198,000 for married joint-filers with no children.

You’re eligible even if you have not submitted your tax return for 2018 or 2019. Although the IRS urges people to file as soon as they can so they can get their payment, and to include direct deposit banking information on the return.

You also qualify if you are a taxpayer who is not normally required to file a tax return, such as senior citizens, Social Security recipients and railroad retirees.

More information about the government stimulus payment can be found here:

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