I am being audited by the IRS. Will I get a Coronavirus stimulus check?

May 12, 2020 by Karen Reed, EA
Stimulus Check

If you are currently under audit with IRS, you will still receive a stimulus check if your income falls within the eligibility limits. Stimulus checks, also known as Economic Impact Payments, are being issued automatically to eligible taxpayers who have filed a 2018 or 2019 tax return, as well as recipients of Social Security benefits who do not file tax returns. On April 15, the IRS announced that SSI recipients will receive automatic $1,200 stimulus payments based on information already on file with the federal government. For those people who enter bank account information, the IRS will deposit the payments directly into their accounts. If you are eligible for a payment but have not filed a tax return for 2018 or 2019 because you were not required to file, you can complete an online form to receive your stimulus check.

If you have not filed a tax return for 2018 or 2019 and are not a Social Security or SSI recipient, the IRS will not send you a stimulus check until you file. The payments will be issued throughout 2020, and if you do not receive your payment this year due to non-filing, you may be eligible to claim it as a credit on your 2020 tax return.

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During her years as an audit representative for TaxAudit, Karen successfully defended the company’s members throughout the entire federal and state audit processes, handled cases assigned to US Tax Court, and developed procedures to make the audit process easier for taxpayers. Karen attributes a great deal of her tax acumen to the six tax seasons she spent as a return reviewer, analyzing thousands of returns. Responding in writing to questions from taxpayers, she became familiar with the common mistakes self-preparers make. Karen was previously the manager of the Tax Education and Research Department and the Director of Communications at TaxAudit. Her tax advice has been featured in U.S. News and World Report, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, and other publications.


 

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