Protect 2019 Filers From Gov Guam Exclusion In Stimulus

April 14, 2020
Press Release

Congressman moves to protect 2019 filers from GovGuam exclusion in stimulus.


In a letter to Treasury Secretary Mnuchin and IRS Commissioner Rettig, Congressman San Nicolas expressed concern that the Government of Guam was seeking to circumvent federal law.


"The CARES Act very specifically spells out that 2019 filers shall be included, and 2018 filers as well if they didn’t file for 2019," opened Congressman San Nicolas.


Recent announcements from the Government of Guam covered by local media have clearly indicated an intention by Rev and Tax to only pay Economic Impact Payments to 2018 tax filers who qualify.


"The Government of Guam's public statements that they are only planning to pay Economic Impact Payments to 2018 filers is against federal law," Congressman San Nicolas continued. "Not only is the local government creating so much confusion, they are repeatedly misinterpreting federal law to the detriment of our people, for what purpose I can not understand," Congressman San Nicolas concludes.