IRS in moves to encourage handouts
US tax authority moves to make it easier to claim 'stimulus payments' designed to boost the US economy.
The IRS has opened up a ‘free file’ programme for US citizens to file tax
returns more easily, alongside a series of measures designed to encourage takeup
of economic ‘stimulus payments.’
US citizens can qualify for payments of between $300 (£150) and $600,
depending on their income.
The US tax authority is opening up its filing system to enable people who do
not normally file returns to do so easily.
‘If you are only filing a return to receive your economic stimulus payment,
Free File is a great option for you,’ said acting IRS commissioner Linda E.
‘All you need to do is follow the simple instructions provided by the
software. It’s easy, and it’s free,’ Stiff was reported saying by WebCPA.com.
The IRS has already revealed it will not challenge $1 returns, filed for the
purposes of receiving the payment.