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US citizens in Cambodia to receive $1,200 ‘economic impact payment checks’

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US Embassy in Cambodia. KT/Chor Sokunthea

The US Embassy in Cambodia has, so far, received 187 US ‘economic impact payments’ for its citizens living in Cambodia and is now in the process of notifying the recipients, according to a recent embassy announcement verified by Khmer Times today.

The $1,200 payment will be available to US citizens with an adjusted gross income up to: $75,000 for individuals if their filing status was single or married filing separately, $112,500 for head of household filers and $150,000 for married couples filing joint returns.

For eligible taxpayers who filed tax returns for 2019 or 2018, the payments will be received automatically.

While those who don’t usually file a tax return and receive Social Security retirement, survivor, or disability benefits (SSDI), Railroad Retirement benefits, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and VA Compensation and Pension (C&P) will also receive the payment automatically.

For people who have little or no income and didn’t file a tax return or don’t receive any of the federal benefits listed above, they are also eligible for an Economic Impact Payment. However, they will need to register with the Non-Filer tool on IRS.gov as soon as possible so they can receive a payment.

The payments have been available to all US citizens, who meet the criteria, in an attempt to help restart the American economy after being devastated due to COVID-19 social distancing measures.

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