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Do I need to file my 2019 taxes to get a stimulus check?

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If you filed a tax return in 2018 or receive Social Security income, Railroad Retirement benefits, Supplemental Security Income, VA benefits, or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), you don’t have to file your 2019 taxes to get a stimulus check. However, there are reasons you might want to: (1) If you 2018 adjusted gross income (AGI) was above the threshold and your 2019 AGI is now below the threshold, or (2) you had a child in 2019, which adds $500 to your payment.

You can use our stimulus calculator to estimate your Economic Impact Payment based on your 2019 tax situation.  Those who aren’t required to file and don’t meet the above qualifications can use the IRS Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info tool to register for an Economic Impact Payment (EIP).

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