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Lankford applauds decision to give senior adults, disability recipients automatic access to direct cash payments


OKLAHOMA CITY – Earlier this week, following initial reports that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) was going to require senior adults and others to file tax returns in order to receive the direct cash assistance for COVID-19, Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) joined his colleagues in urging the IRS to use authority Congress gave them and qualify seniors automatically. Wednesday night, the Treasury Department immediately clarified that Social Security retirement and disability recipients will not need to file an abbreviated tax return, but the cash payments will be automatically deposited into...

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