Photo of a US Tax Form 1040.
Photo courtesy of John Morgan via Flickr.

As Street Sense previously reported, people experiencing homelessness qualify for all three COVID-19 stimulus checks, which were implemented as tax rebates paid in advance. However, the IRS is requiring all beneficiaries to file a 2020 federal tax return in order to claim the funds if you haven’t already received them. This year’s deadline to file your tax return was extended to May 17. If you earn less than $72,000/year, you may file your return online for free at www.irs.gov/freefile. Anyone may request an extension by using that address as well, allowing you until Oct. 15 to file your return. Our guide to local clinics to help file your taxes is available at the bottom of this article: tinyurl.com/dc-tax-help-21. The IRS has collected links to other resources here: tinyurl.com/irs-homeless-tax-21.