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Stimulus check — Non-Filer Deadline

By Terry Savage on November 22, 2020 | Wild Card & Pandemic Related

My son had no income for 2019, so i claimed him as dependent and I received stimulus check. He started receiving Social Security Disability benefits in 2020, so i will not claimed him as dependent 2020.

As a non filer, is he eligible to claim stimulus check because he is not going to be claimed as
dependent in 2020?

Terry Says

He will need to file an income tax form in April 2021 — and claim a “credit” for the stimulus check he did not receive. But he needs income to actually use that credit — and it is unclear if the IRS will only give a credit against taxes paid. I think he should go online — though the timing ended yesterday t0 the IRS website to file as a “non-filer”. Click this link to get to the right page and HURRY. Sorry I didn’t get to this question sooner!

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