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Social Security recipients who donít usually file tax returns will automatically get $1,200 payments, Treasury says in reversal
WaPo ^ | 4/1/2020 | Heather Long

Posted on 04/01/2020 7:33:05 PM PDT by catnipman

The Treasury announced late Wednesday that Social Security beneficiaries who typically do not file a tax return will automatically get the $1,200 payment.

The announcement is a reversal from earlier in the week when the Internal Revenue Service said everyone would need to file some sort of tax return in order to qualify for the payments. Democrats and some Republicans criticized the IRS for requiring so many extra hurdles for this vulnerable population to get aid when the government already has their information on file.

The reversal came as the Trump administration tries to rapidly get stimulus payments out to Americans in the face of the quickest economic decline in modern history.

“Social Security recipients who are not typically required to file a tax return need to take no action, and will receive their payment directly to their bank account,” said Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: handouts; payments; security; social; socialsecurity; stimulus; welfare
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1 posted on 04/01/2020 7:33:06 PM PDT by catnipman
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To: catnipman

Thank you for posting this.

I read about it earlier in The Hill but it is of great help to those here on SS and those who have parents on SS who don’t file taxes.

What a relief.

I would have had to do it for mom


2 posted on 04/01/2020 7:36:54 PM PDT by dp0622 (Radicals, racists dont point fingers at me I'm a small town white boy Just tryin to make ends meet)
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To: catnipman

I will not accept mine. This entire scheme is a fiasco.


3 posted on 04/01/2020 7:37:21 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: catnipman

Somebody is actually taking control of these Deep State mini-states?


4 posted on 04/01/2020 7:37:39 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA
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To: catnipman

IRS has already updated their coronavirus webpage to reflect the new information about social security recipients:

https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus


5 posted on 04/01/2020 7:40:02 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Fungi

i’m gonna accept mine but give it some of my poorer relatives who really need it ...


6 posted on 04/01/2020 7:40:35 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: dp0622

If your mom already gets a Social Security check, why would she need an additional $1200?


7 posted on 04/01/2020 7:41:45 PM PDT by bigdaddy45
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To: Fungi
"I will not accept mine"

Direct Deposit. Straight to your account.

8 posted on 04/01/2020 7:42:05 PM PDT by Deaf Smith (When a Texan takes his chances, chances will be taken that's fore sure)
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To: catnipman

Venezuela, here we come!


9 posted on 04/01/2020 7:42:53 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (If you don't recognize that as sarcasm you are dumber than a bag of hammers.)
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To: catnipman
My gut says that someone at the IRS assumed that this stimulus would follow the same procedure as Obama's stimulus in 2008.

This latest Stimulus Pkg itself says SS folks do not have to file...and that they will use the SSA-1099's. It's right in the text.

10 posted on 04/01/2020 7:43:18 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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I will not accept mine.

Yes indeed, true conservatives should send it back, with additional money to help pay down the national debt.

11 posted on 04/01/2020 7:45:01 PM PDT by JonPreston
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Nice to know my dad’s gonna get one...’course he’s been dead for 25 years and never lived in East L.A.


12 posted on 04/01/2020 7:45:26 PM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (Please Pray For My Brother Ken)
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To: catnipman

Hopefully, before the IRS issues it’s payments, they will check their potential payments against Social Security’s “death file” and not issue payments to those whose death has been recorded. And the Social Security Administration will “check” and not issue DUPLICATE payments to those who have already had payments made by the IRS (assuming, of course, that the IRS pays first) and to not issue a payment to someone who had not received a payment from the IRS because of excess income.


13 posted on 04/01/2020 7:46:43 PM PDT by House Atreides (It is not a HOAX but it IS A PRETEXT!)
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To: Sacajaweau

SSA-1099’s are not enough by themselves as they don’t contain the direct deposit information; SSA-1099’s just prove one has a SS number, so the IRS also has to access the direct deposit info the Social Security Administration maintains, which shouldn’t be a big deal ... cheaper than setting up some whole new procedure to get that information ...


14 posted on 04/01/2020 7:48:27 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Fungi

I will not accept mine. This entire scheme is a fiasco.
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15 posted on 04/01/2020 7:49:22 PM PDT by House Atreides (It is not a HOAX but it IS A PRETEXT!)
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To: bigdaddy45

To enjoy extra money off of the taxes from hard working suckers like you :)


16 posted on 04/01/2020 7:49:42 PM PDT by dp0622 (Radicals, racists dont point fingers at me I'm a small town white boy Just tryin to make ends meet)
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To: bigdaddy45; dp0622

it’s REALLY tough for most people to live off of just SS ...

“If your mom already gets a Social Security check, why would she need an additional $1200?”


17 posted on 04/01/2020 7:50:29 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: JonPreston

“Yes indeed, true conservatives should send it back, with additional money to help pay down the national debt.”

ROTFLOL!

those pesky True Conservatives™ again! Heaven save me from True Conservatives™ ...


18 posted on 04/01/2020 7:52:25 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: House Atreides

yep, all of those things need to be done ... shouldn’t take that many lines of new code to make those kinds of checks for duplicates ...


19 posted on 04/01/2020 7:54:06 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: catnipman
Does this also go for the SSI recipients ?

A large percentage of them are undocumented asylum seekers. For some of them not speaking english makes them eligible for SSI disability.

20 posted on 04/01/2020 7:55:59 PM PDT by redcatcherb412
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