What is a ‘Simple” Return?
A “simple” return is a quick way to submit information to the IRS for the sole purpose of getting stimulus money. Only qualifying taxpayers without a filing requirement and did not file federal returns for 2019 and 2018 will need to file a “simple” return in order to receive stimulus money.
To file a “simple” return you will need the following information:
- Full name and valid work SSN of taxpayer (and spouse if filing jointly)
- Current address
- Name, SSNs (or ATINs), and relationship of children under age 17. Children with ITINs do not qualify for stimulus money.
- Bank account information if requesting direct deposit.
- Determine if the taxpayer is married or single. Only a filing status of “single” or “married filing joint” is allowed.