IRS reaching out to retirees, disabled veterans who qualify for economic stimulus payments - WDRB 41 Louisville News

IRS reaching out to retirees, disabled veterans who qualify for economic stimulus payments

The IRS has announced a summer campaign to reach retirees and disabled veterans who qualify for economic stimulus payments but have not filed to claim them.

Kentucky statistics show about 79% of those groups are not accounted for in stimulus payments.  That amount to about 91,000 potential recipients. 

Across the nation, about 74% have filed, which leaves over 5 million potential recipients.

In a statement, IRS spokesperson Jodie Reynolds says, "The IRS is putting the money in the hands of thousands of Kentucky retirees and disabled veterans, but this summer we will go the extra mile to help the remaining ones get their payments"

Individuals receive up to $600 ($1,200 for married couples filing joint returns) plus $300 for children younger than 17.   For people who have no tax liability or no tax filing requirement, there is a minimum payment of $300 ($600 for married couples), plus the $300 for each qualifying child.  

You can find help in filing for a stimulus payment at any IRS taxpayer assistance center, or at the IRS website.

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