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    Where do I get my $1000 check?

    No plans to visit the U.S., especially amid coronavirus pandemic.
    I did file taxes every year. Haven't filed 2019 yet 'cause I file every year in October.
    Problem: I don't have a U.S. address

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    Quote Originally Posted by markmarkov View Post
    No plans to visit the U.S., especially amid coronavirus pandemic.
    I did file taxes every year. Haven't filed 2019 yet 'cause I file every year in October.
    Problem: I don't have a U.S. address
    you have an embassy and consutate in Moscow and a citizen service bureau there? suppose THEY will be better prepared to help?
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    They will send you a check to Russia (You have to include an address change form), but be assured, the banks here don't know what to do with a check.

    If you have a bank or brokerage account in the USA (not Russia) you can get a direct deposit.

    Any trusted relatives or friends in USA?
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    You could also get a virtual address that scans all of your mail and emails it to you for maybe $10 a month. Tons of addresses n states to choose from. Google it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bydand View Post
    They will send you a check to Russia (You have to include an address change form), but be assured, the banks here don't know what to do with a check.

    If you have a bank or brokerage account in the USA (not Russia) you can get a direct deposit.

    Any trusted relatives or friends in USA?
    Any links for more information? This is one that I have seen and am aware of, but haven't had time to dig into.

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    https://www.irs.gov/individuals/inte...al-individuals

    They may not say so, but I know from experience they do not direct deposit to RF. The embassy won't help, its IRS business.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bydand View Post
    https://www.irs.gov/individuals/inte...al-individuals

    They may not say so, but I know from experience they do not direct deposit to RF. The embassy won't help, its IRS business.
    If I lived in Russia, I could not get direct deposit to Russian bank for SS or federal annuity? I could use debit card to withdraw from bankomat, from USA-located bank, but the debit card expires every two years or so. Don't know if I trust them to mail a new one to Russia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by markmarkov View Post
    No plans to visit the U.S., especially amid coronavirus pandemic.
    I did file taxes every year. Haven't filed 2019 yet 'cause I file every year in October.
    Problem: I don't have a U.S. address
    If you filed taxes last year (tax year 2018), and got a refund via Direct Deposit, they will send it to that bank account.
    Have we reached the ultimate stage of absurdity where some people are held responsible for things that happened before they were born, while other people are not held responsible for what they themselves are doing today?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheInterocitor View Post
    If you filed taxes last year (tax year 2018), and got a refund via Direct Deposit, they will send it to that bank account.
    You all are ignoring the elephant in the room, the fact that this tax break is tailored against middle class whites, in that if you filed for a loss in 2018 (and a host of whole other things), you'll be ineligible for this refund!
    LOL so even though I provided a service to the government by helping them house their citizens (rented out my condo), since I took a loss for the year on my taxes, I'm ineligible for this "tax break."

    Yet Wall Street got its trillion-dollar bailout, no questions asked.

    Hmmmm, there's a lesson to be learned here, but I'm not quite sure what it is. Can anyone out there help me!!??
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    Quote Originally Posted by nicklcool View Post
    You all are ignoring the elephant in the room, the fact that this tax break....
    Who said anything about a 2018 "tax break"? The elephant OP markmarkov, has left the room.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bydand View Post
    Who said anything about a 2018 "tax break"? The elephant OP markmarkov, has left the room.
    Bydand,
    What makes you think I left the room? I am here and have been here for 16 years
    There's a common stereotype that a U.S. citizen maintains some type of "home base" (relatives, property, mailing address, etc.) "back home". Well, not me. No relatives, no address, no property, etc. in the U.S. That's why I started this thread.
    However, since then I realized that this discussion is a bit pointless.
    For example, one poster suggested contacting the embassy. However, we know that the embassy doesn't help with IRS (Internal Revenue Service) matters.
    As far as getting a U.S. mailbox and doing a change of address with the IRS, there are issues with that beyond the scope of this discussion (ex.: they send info to the State and the State starts sending you letters that you're missing a tax return, not knowing that you're abroad, then estimates tax due and tries to collect, etc.)
    Besides, what would I do with the check if I do get one?
    I did file tax returns every year but unfortunately I always owe money (interest and dividends higher than standard deduction). My 2018 tax return has my Russian address (I actually prefer it that way so they don't question the foreign tax exclusion, etc.)
    If I am simply SOL, that's ok too. Perhaps expats are excluded from this benefit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markmarkov View Post
    Perhaps expats are excluded from this benefit.
    Most likely, the check is a stimulation to the US economy because a lot of people inside the US, have, or are about to lose their source of income, it is not a stimulation to anyone's economy where ever him/she may live. It si also a way to send a signal "Uncle Sam is taken care about you!", relax, do not start to do anything stupid (we have problems enough already).

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicklcool View Post
    Hmmmm, there's a lesson to be learned here, but I'm not quite sure what it is. Can anyone out there help me!!??
    Either sell your condo and buy a bank, or sell the condo and buy a building...on Wall Street ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBear View Post
    Either sell your condo and buy a bank, or sell the condo and buy a building...on Wall Street ?
    Hey, give a guy a gun and he can rob a bank.

    Give a guy a bank and he can rob the world.
    If you trust the government you obviously failed history class. " George Carlin"

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    Calculate how much your stimulus check will be:

    coronavirus-stimulus-checks-how-much-will-you-get
    Have we reached the ultimate stage of absurdity where some people are held responsible for things that happened before they were born, while other people are not held responsible for what they themselves are doing today?

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