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Malliotakis Responds to Change Concerning Retirees and Taxes for $1,200 Check

NEW YORK – New York State Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis “responded to the federal government changing its policy for retired individuals and those receiving Social Security Disability regarding the $1,200 Economic Impact Payment,” the Brooklyn Reporter (BR) posted on April 10.

“Social Security recipients who are not typically required to file a tax return now need to take no action to receive their $1,200, even if they did not file tax returns in 2018 or 2019” BR reported, adding that “recipients will receive these payments as a direct deposit or by paper check, just as they would normally receive their benefits” and “Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) recipients are also part of the group who don’t need to take action.”

Assemblymember Malliotakis said, BR reported, “This removes a burden off older and disabled Americans who were originally told they needed to file a simple tax return to receive their $1,200 economic impact checks. By making this change, the administration has cut government bureaucracy and made it easier for millions of Americans to obtain their checks. It’s important we get this information and the following warnings about scams to every senior citizen in our community.”

Malliotakis also joined “the IRS and law enforcement officials warning citizens to be on the lookout for scam artists trying to use the economic impact payments as cover for schemes to steal personal information and money,” BR reported.

She said, “It is important to note that the IRS will not call, text, email or contact you on social media asking for personal or bank account information. Our community has experienced scams in the past during tax season from nefarious individuals claiming to be from the IRS, and this is no different. Unfortunately, there are those who will prey upon the vulnerable even during times of crisis. Everyone must stay vigilant and be familiar with how these checks are being issued and deposited,” BR reported.

Malliotakis also continued her efforts delivering face shields and gloves during the coronavirus pandemic on April 20 along with Michael Tannousis who is running for New York State Assembly.

Malliotakis posted on Twitter, “Delivering more gloves and face shields to nursing homes and group homes today! Thanks to volunteers @MikeTannousis, Hanane Djabat, & Tony Garcia for helping out!”


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