Forget about your tax refund. Stimulus money is why you should file early this year (Source cnet.com)
Filing your taxes early can potentially set you up to get a third stimulus check faster and also speed up delivery on any missing money you should’ve received from the first or second stimulus checks. While tax season doesn’t officially start until Feb. 12 for the IRS, you have two reasons other than a tax refund to get your paperwork in order as soon as possible. First, you can set up direct deposit with the IRS if you haven’t already, preparing yourself for faster delivery of a third stimulus check if it happens during tax season — or potentially sooner. And the earlier you file, the quicker you can recover any unpaid stimulus check money you’re due.