COVID-19: ECONOMIC RELIEF 

If you have not received the Economic Impact Paymentor believe you received the wrong amount

What do I need to do to get the second round of stimulus payments?


If you received a CARES Act economic impact payment in 2020, you will automatically receive the new stimulus payment. Most people will get the new payment the same way they received the original payment.




When will I receive the second round of stimulus payments?


As of January 8, 2021, many people should already have received a direct deposit payment. However, some payments may have been sent to a temporary bank account created by your tax preparer last year. If so, your tax preparer should forward the payment on to you.

If you received your first payment by check or DirectExpress card, the supplemental stimulus payment should be mailed out during the month of January 2021.




What can I do if I did not receive a stimulus payment in 2020 or do not receive a supplemental payment in early January 2021?


First, check to see if the IRS sent your payment to the wrong place. You should have received a notice in the mail a few weeks after the IRS made your payment. You can also check your payment status on the IRS website. You can trace your payment by calling the IRS at 800-919-9835, or you may submit Form 3911 to the IRS. You can download Form 3911 here. If the IRS did not have your bank account information, it is possible that the payment came in the mail in the form of a check or pre-paid debit card. Read on for more detailed information and for what to do if you think you may have thrown out your payment. If the IRS never sent you an Economic Impact Payment, you will need to file a 2020 tax return to get your first and second round stimulus payments. During tax season, check here for free tax preparation help.




I didn't get as much stimulus money as I expected. What should I do?


If you received less stimulus money than you expected, you will be able to claim the additional funds by filing your 2020 tax return. A few weeks after you receive the stimulus, you should receive Notice 1444 in the mail. Keep this notice to claim additional credits on your 2020 tax return.

If you are not sure how much stimulus money you were entitled to, please see below for more information on eligibility and payment levels.





Receiving an Economic Impact Payment – Basic Information

Am I eligible for an Economic Impact Payment or a supplemental Economic Impact Payment


The stimulus payments go to almost any adult with a Social Security number valid for work, as long as you aren't someone else's dependent.

If you filed a joint tax return with someone who uses an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN), you were not eligible for the initial round of stimulus payments. But you and any children in the household with Social Security Numbers are eligible for the second round of supplemental stimulus payments.




What if my 2020 income is much lower than my 2019 income?


Initial stimulus payments will be based on 2019 income—or 2018 income if that is all that is available to the IRS. However, the final amount of your stimulus payment will be based on 2020 income. So, if your income drops this year, you may get more stimulus money in 2021 through a larger tax refund (or smaller tax payment). But if your 2020 income is higher, you won't have to pay any stimulus money back.




I think I lost my Direct Express card.  What can I do?


I think I lost my Direct Express card. What can I do?

If you misplaced or threw out the debit card envelope, you may request a replacement by phone at 800-240-8100 (option 2 from the main menu). The first time you request a replacement card, it will be free. If you need to request a replacement card a second time, it will cost $7.50. Visit EIPCard.com for more information about the stimulus debit card. Check the status here.





If you have not received the Economic Impact Paymentor believe you received the wrong amount

What do I need to do to get the second round of stimulus payments?


If you received a CARES Act economic impact payment in 2020, you will automatically receive the new stimulus payment. Most people will get the new payment the same way they received the original payment.




When will I receive the second round of stimulus payments?


As of January 8, 2021, many people should already have received a direct deposit payment. However, some payments may have been sent to a temporary bank account created by your tax preparer last year. If so, your tax preparer should forward the payment on to you.

If you received your first payment by check or DirectExpress card, the supplemental stimulus payment should be mailed out during the month of January 2021.




What can I do if I did not receive a stimulus payment in 2020 or do not receive a supplemental payment in early January 2021?


First, check to see if the IRS sent your payment to the wrong place. You should have received a notice in the mail a few weeks after the IRS made your payment. You can also check your payment status on the IRS website. You can trace your payment by calling the IRS at 800-919-9835, or you may submit Form 3911 to the IRS. You can download Form 3911 here. If the IRS did not have your bank account information, it is possible that the payment came in the mail in the form of a check or pre-paid debit card. Read on for more detailed information and for what to do if you think you may have thrown out your payment. If the IRS never sent you an Economic Impact Payment, you will need to file a 2020 tax return to get your first and second round stimulus payments. During tax season, check here for free tax preparation help.




I didn't get as much stimulus money as I expected. What should I do?


If you received less stimulus money than you expected, you will be able to claim the additional funds by filing your 2020 tax return. A few weeks after you receive the stimulus, you should receive Notice 1444 in the mail. Keep this notice to claim additional credits on your 2020 tax return.

If you are not sure how much stimulus money you were entitled to, please see below for more information on eligibility and payment levels.





If you have not received the Economic Impact Paymentor believe you received the wrong amount

What do I need to do to get the second round of stimulus payments?


If you received a CARES Act economic impact payment in 2020, you will automatically receive the new stimulus payment. Most people will get the new payment the same way they received the original payment.




When will I receive the second round of stimulus payments?


As of January 8, 2021, many people should already have received a direct deposit payment. However, some payments may have been sent to a temporary bank account created by your tax preparer last year. If so, your tax preparer should forward the payment on to you.

If you received your first payment by check or DirectExpress card, the supplemental stimulus payment should be mailed out during the month of January 2021.




What can I do if I did not receive a stimulus payment in 2020 or do not receive a supplemental payment in early January 2021?


First, check to see if the IRS sent your payment to the wrong place. You should have received a notice in the mail a few weeks after the IRS made your payment. You can also check your payment status on the IRS website. You can trace your payment by calling the IRS at 800-919-9835, or you may submit Form 3911 to the IRS. You can download Form 3911 here. If the IRS did not have your bank account information, it is possible that the payment came in the mail in the form of a check or pre-paid debit card. Read on for more detailed information and for what to do if you think you may have thrown out your payment. If the IRS never sent you an Economic Impact Payment, you will need to file a 2020 tax return to get your first and second round stimulus payments. During tax season, check here for free tax preparation help.




I didn't get as much stimulus money as I expected. What should I do?


If you received less stimulus money than you expected, you will be able to claim the additional funds by filing your 2020 tax return. A few weeks after you receive the stimulus, you should receive Notice 1444 in the mail. Keep this notice to claim additional credits on your 2020 tax return.

If you are not sure how much stimulus money you were entitled to, please see below for more information on eligibility and payment levels.





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