I couldn't find anything more specific then what's quoted below. My guess is they don't have the exact language ironed out yet. But since they mention tax rebates you would have to file and meet the adjusted gross income criteria. If you don't file or meet the criteria...no check. That's my take on it...
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"The plan will provide tax rebates of up to $600 for individuals and up to $1,200 for couples filing jointly, with an additional payment for families of $300 a child, and a minimum payment of $300 for individuals who pay less than that in income taxes.
Payments will be reduced for individuals with adjusted gross incomes above $75,000 and couples with incomes above $150,000, with the wealthiest taxpayers receiving nothing. The Treasury Department said checks would be distributed beginning in early May, after the crush of the tax filing season."