An Estimated 213,000 South Carolina Residents Need Help to Get Stimulus Payments

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The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provided economic impact payments to individuals up to $1,200 to help dampen the impact of the economic fallout of COVID-19. Most people have already received their payments via direct deposit, check, or prepaid debit cards.

But an estimated 213,000 people in South Carolina who desperately need and are eligible for the stimulus payments could miss out unless they take action by October 15. This group of people, who do not typically file tax returns, includes very low-income families with children, people who have been disconnected from work opportunities for a long period, and many low-income adults not raising children in their home. A simple IRS form they may not know about now stands between them and their much-needed stimulus funds. Please help spread the word by alerting people to fill out the IRS’s “Non-Filers” Form. 

Eligibility for stimulus payments: 

U.S. citizens, permanent residents and qualifying resident aliens who:

·  Have a valid Social Security number,

·  Could not be claimed as a dependent of another taxpayer, and

·  Had adjusted gross income under certain limits.

Who should use Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here to provide additional information to receive the Economic Impact Payment?

Use the Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here tool if:

·  You are not required to file a federal income tax return for 2019 for any reason including:

o Your income is less than $12,200

o You’re married filing jointly and together your income is less than $24,400

o You have no income