The IRS Has Announced That Veterans and Survivors Who Do Not File Federal Taxes, BUT Who Have Dependent Children, Must Make a Special Filing
Many veterans who qualify for Economic Impact Payments, and who already filed tax returns for 2018 or 2019, have begun to receive direct deposit payments, and others will soon begin receiving checks in the mail.
Furthermore, last Friday, April 17, the Department of Veterans Affairs announced an agreement with the IRS so that veterans and survivors who receive VA disability compensation, pension or DIC (Disability and Indemnity Compensation) but do not file federal taxes will also soon begin receiving their Economic Impact Payments, $1,200 per person, or $2,400 per couple.
However, for people in these groups who have a qualifying child and didn’t file a 2018 or 2019 tax return, the IRS requires you to use its special non-filer tool as soon as possible in order to assure that the additional $500 per eligible dependent child is included with your automatic Economic Impact Payment.
Further information about how to make these special filings, including any deadlines, as well as other information regarding the Economic Impact Payments can be found on IRS.gov.