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IRS Confirmed That Millions of Taxpayers Can Now Receive Refund as Stimulus Checks Are Not Subject to Federal Tax

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The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that millions of Americans are eligible to get a refund following a mix-up regarding their stimulus checks, which were not subject to federal tax.

IRS announced refund to those who filed for their inflation relief as income. (Photo: GETTY)

States Who Do Not Need to Report Their Stimulus Checks as Income

The IRS’ press release pointed out that anyone who already paid their tax on stimulus checks should look into their tax return to ensure they paid tax on a state refund before they could request an amended return.

They also noted that residents from the states of Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, New York, New Mexico, New Jersey, Maine, Indiana, Illinois, Idaho, Hawaii, Florida, Delaware, Connecticut, and California need not report their stimulus checks. More so, those in Virginia, South Carolina, Massachusetts, and Georgia do not have to include special state 2022 tax refunds as income for federal tax if they meet certain criteria.

As per the US Sun, anyone who filed their original 2022 tax return electronically may now verify their modified return electronically. It is a brand-new feature that allows them to collect their money considerably faster.

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How to Get the Tax Refund

In February, the IRS confirmed that taxpayers now have the option to choose direct deposits for their refunds to get them faster instead of waiting for paper checks, which can prolong the process of amending a return.

If individuals did not file electronically, they can still file a paper version of Form 1040-X, the Amended US Individual Income Tax Return, and receive a check by mail. The physical copy needs to be sent to the Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, Austin, TX 73301-0052.

Amended returns can take up to three weeks to appear in the IRS system and up to 16 weeks to process. People can check the status of their amended returns online, which will end the confusion for those who already filed their claims.

 

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