U.S. residents on social security will not have to file a tax return to get their stimulus payments.
The treasury department announced that Americans on social security or disability will no longer have to file taxes to get their Coronavirus stimulus package check.
This announcement reverses a previous statement made by the IRS, requiring people, who under normal circumstances would not have to file their taxes, to submit a “simple” tax return to ensure eligibility.
Wednesday’s reversal also allows the payments for social security recipients to happen automatically.
The move comes after 41 senators wrote a letter to the Trump Administration, urging it to reconsider.