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Hi 🐠 fam! I received a direct deposit for the Covid stimulus check. I’m not a US citizen/resident, and left the US in Aug, 2018. Any advice on how to proceed? I don’t wanna be in trouble w/ the IRS

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Did you file taxes for 2018 when you did live here? It’s your money, use it when you need it.

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Yes, I did. I filed for the first 8 months of the year as I still earned income during that period. I’m thrilled that money just randomly popped in my account, but as mentioned, don’t want any trouble with the IRS if I ever decide to move back

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🤣 that’s just awesome. 👏 to our government.

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You would have been considered as a resident alien in 2018, as you would have satisfied the substantial presence test. The check is for yours to keep.

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Its your money.

You earn that money

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