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                                File photo shows a portion of the 1040 U.S. Individual Income Tax Return form.
Kokua Line: IRS says people who should have received stimulus must file 2020 federal income tax return to claim credit

Question: Regarding the $600 stimulus payment, I am receiving just Social Security benefits and was not required to file a 2019 federal tax return. To date, I have not received the $600. Are recipients of Social Security who did not file for 2019 now required to file a 2020 federal tax return in order to receive the $600 under the Recovery credit? I was under the impression if you receive Social Security you would receive the $600 as long as you qualified. Read more

                                Axis deer.
I make ke kia o Moloka‘i i ka make pololi

Synopsis: The axis deer of Molokai are dying as a result of famine stemming from drought conditions. The original seven deer that were gifted to Kamehameha V in the 19th century have proliferated into an ecological problem. Read more

                                In this April 23, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump’s name is seen on a stimulus check issued by the IRS to help combat the adverse economic effects of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Kokua Line: Second round of stimulus payments automatically dispersed by direct-deposit, check or debit card

Question:I did not file a tax return for years 2018 or 2019. So I received my $1,200 Economic Impact Payment manual check by using the IRS link to the non-filer website. Do I need to refile through the same method to receive the second EIP of $600 and potentially another $1,400 if a third payment is approved? I do have a checking and saving account now for electronic deposits. Also, are income taxes supposed to be paid for any EIP? Read more

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