Some filers don’t qualify for the stimulus checks

The 9,300 people listed in the Treasury’s press release earlier this week as receiving Economic Impact Payment or stimulus checks tomorrow are those who filed their 2109 taxes up to May 14.

Deputy Treasurer Keith Gebauer says the average number of tax filers in the territory is between 10,000 and 12,000.

Some filers do not qualify for the stimulus checks.

Appearing on today’s Morning Show on 93 KHJ, Gebauer answered questions about the first round of stimulus checks.

He started with an explanation of the 9,300 taxpayers covered in the first round.

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About $24 million will be distributed tomorrow  for those who filed their 2019 taxes up to May 14.
Those who haven’t filed their 2019 taxes but filed their 2018 taxes should be receiving their checks next week.
For those who don’t have Post Office boxes,  call the Disbursing Office at 633-4155 on Tuesday and schedule a time to pick up your check.

9 Comments

  1. WonderingTaxPayer

    What about small business owners (Taxi owners) who filed their taxes this year and have always paid taxes- Aren’t they eligible for the Stimulus???? Shouldn’t WE be included in this EIP blessings as the rest of the people who filed taxes??? We are also tax payers of Amerika Samoa.

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    1. Keith

      Talofa WonderingTaxpayer,

      Thank you for your question. ASG/Tax Office is bound by the eligibility requirements as outlined in the CARES Act legislation. All EIP recipients have met the criteria set by the CARES Act to receive an EIP payment. Unfortunately, based on your comments, I would guess you fall under a category where you are not eligible. That doesn’t mean you aren’t experiencing difficulty and hardship but unfortunately, your current filing status does make you ineligible under the provisions of the CARES Act. While I know it may feel like you have no options, the best advise I can give you is to come into the Tax Office to discuss your specific situation and determine what options are available to you. Please email your information to stimulus@tr.as.gov. Ma le ava tele.

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      1. Do what it right!!

        I don’t know which cares act this tax office is going off to tell “taxpayers” that are “low income” even if they are self employed! If they’re AGI is 75k or lower for single and 155k or lower for married, they qualify for a stimulus. Those were the only eligibility given in the cares act for LOW INCOME TAXPAYERS!!! Which is basically all of Samoa🤦‍♀️ Give the people their money. The stimulus check is for the RESIDENTS of American Samoa, NOT CITIZEN but RESIDENTS!!

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  2. Tuli.ManoaSemaia

    Ao maua la lea ga faila ile aso 27March 2019 lea g ki aku le pusameli e leai se mea o maua

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  3. WWG1WGA

    9,300 received Stimulus Checks today.
    Say estimate employees for ASG about 6,000 . SKS about 2,000 which leaves
    💥 1,300 for the rest of Private Sector?
    The honest businesses that are taking care of their employees paying FICA, MEDICARE & AS WITH HOLD reflects on the people recieving Stimulus.
    Even at 12,000 estimate 4,000 Private Sector some of whom may not be eligible, Compared to ASG recieving stimulus while they never lost a paycheck.
    Either Businesses closed down or they are not paying taxes for the employees, or the people working are being paid under the table or illegal immigrants. But they will apply for the business benefits for sure.
    How some businesses are allowed to get away with this is something the tax office needs to answer for.
    Yet ASG and the Fono imposes Taxes on the Business community, raise Excise Tax, 1% sales Tax ( that no one knows where that goes) not to mention the Scamming Fees by Customs even when the Scanners are out of order!
    Then they want to haul the Private Sector in for questioning when the Businesses are trying to Survive from these restrictions at the same time keep their employees and be able to pay them so they can pay Bill’s to ASG, feed their family and keep the lights and water on. All Jobs are essential.
    But, Thank you President Trump and Patriots 🇺🇸🇦🇸 for thinking of the Business Community and offering all kinds of funds to help not only in the US but the Territories, and a Special Thanks to Congress woman Aumua Amata for your support and love for your people.
    Urging people to file their taxes if they haven’t. If you didn’t recieve a W2 from your employer ask for your W2 Form.

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  4. TICK TOCK ⏰

    Not eligible to file for Stimulus checks:
    *SOME HIGH INCOME FILERS. Certain amount filed single, married , head of house hold, jointly, was married file jointly etc.
    * CERTAIN DEPENDANTS…
    *DO NOT HAVE VALID SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER.
    * IF YOU ARE A NON RESIDENTIAL ALIEN
    * SOME KIND FILING IN PUERTO RICO
    1040 NR-EZ, 1040 PR & 1040-SS 2019
    (We don’t have these Forms here I suppose?)
    IF YOU HAVE BEEN WORKING AND DID NOT RECIEVE A W2 FROM YOUR EMPLOYER ASK FOR YOUR W2 AND GO AND FILE YOUR TAXES, FORM 1040.
    IF YOU RECIEVED YOUR W2 AND DID NOT FILE, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
    💥IF YOU KNOW THAT YOU ARE WORKING WITHOUT A VALID SSN AND ARE A NONE RESIDENTIAL ALIEN, TURN YOURSELF INTO IMMIGRATION. YOU ARE TAKING JOBS AWAY FROM LOCAL PEOPLE AND LEGAL IMMIGRANTS THAT ARE LOOKING FOR JOBS AND COULD HAVE BENEFITED FOR THE STIMULUS.
    (These Businesses should be sought out, Shame!)
    💥 IF YOU DO HAVE A LEGAL SSN AND ARE GETTING PAID UNDER THE TABLE AND NOT FILING TAXES , THEN YOU DON’T BELONG HERE, BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT CONTRIBUTING TO THE ECONOMY AND GROWTH OF THIS ISLAND AND ITS PEOPLE.

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  5. Vili

    I like how this explains very well. Thanks to Uncle Trump. Don’t get mad if you didn’t get one maybe you are not entitled to one. But if you feel you’re right show your records. Maybe you pay people under the table and no you won’t get a check that means you’re employing illegal ailens. Manuia le aso. Soifua

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  6. Sketchy Sketchy

    This is not very well explained at all. Please go look up the CARES ACT LAW and see what are the eligibilities of receiving a stimulus.

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