That includes many low-income families who don’t normally file tax returns, people who receive Supplemental Security Income, and some veterans who receive pensions from the federal government.
But it also includes people like wedding photographer Michelle Hans, who is self-employed and whose business has evaporated since the coronavirus shutdowns began.
Like many who are self-employed, Hans usually owes taxes when she files each year. That means the Internal Revenue Service didn’t know her bank account number, shutting her out of the first round of payments.
“I was dead in the water,” said Hans, who is currently working for the grocery delivery