Some of the most vulnerable members of our society could miss out: veterans reliant upon government programs who do not file taxes. Although they are eligible, as many as two million are at risk of not getting their direct payments.
From Clay Stackhouse, retired USMC Colonel and current member outreach manager at Navy Federal Credit Union.
- “Up to two million of America’s veterans may miss out on their CARES Act direct payments because they do not regularly file taxes due to a lack of income. If you are a veteran who does not file taxes, visit www.irs.gov/coronavirus/economic-impact-payments and follow the link in the “Non-Filers: Enter Your Payment Info Here” section to make sure you receive your direct payment. Unfortunately, many of our veterans may not know they need to do this or do not have access to a computer or internet. So, if there is a veteran in your life, check in with them and ask if they file taxes. If they don’t, encourage them to fill out the non-filer application on the IRS website and help them do so if needed. This is a simple way to express your gratitude and appreciation for our veterans.”