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The stimulus payments are being distributed to taxpayers either by direct deposit or by paper checks or debit cards arriving by mail. For those receiving their stimulus money this way, payments have already begun, starting on Dec. 29. This is a retroactive change, meaning these households should be able to claim money from the first round of stimulus checks on their 2020 tax return.
If you’ve been paying your taxes via direct deposit, the IRS should already have your banking information on file and will make the payment directly to your bank account. For the first stimulus check, the Treasury Department sent some tax return filers an economic impact payment debit card.
EIP cards were sent to individuals who had not received a tax return by direct deposit in the past and who had their tax returns processed by certain IRS service centers. Last spring, most people who filed 2019 tax returns showing they were eligible for a stimulus check received their money by direct deposit or mail within weeks of when the law was passed. For many others, however, it took months as the government sorted out how to get people who didn’t file tax returns their payments.
If you receive an EPI card, read the material that comes with it carefully; they come with fees for checking your balance, using a teller for withdrawals, or using an out-of-network ATM. The maximum amount for this second round of stimulus checks is $600 for any eligible individual or $1,200 per eligible couple who file taxes jointly.
The aforementioned coronavirus relief bill was signed into law on Dec. 27, and to the IRS’s credit, it was able to start moving on stimulus payments immediately afterward. This means active duty military, disabled veterans, pension and survivor benefits recipients, SSI and SSDI recipients and most other people who received stimulus payments in the Spring will be eligible again. The IRS sent out the first electronic stimulus check payments on April 11, with most having arrived by April 15.
If you received an EIP card for the first stimulus payment, you should receive a new EIP card for the second stimulus payment. You must file taxes to receive a stimulus check, unless you are receiving Social Security benefits.
The IRS has also begun issuing paper checks, which can only be sent in batches and are going out to people who don’t have direct deposit details on file with the agency. $600 2nd stimulus checks have begun to reach American’s bank accounts and mostly follow the same eligibility formula as the first round . For a comparison, the first stimulus checks already went out to the vast majority of Americans who are eligible for one.
The federal government will use tax returns to determine if you’re eligible for a stimulus payment and how much money you’re eligible for. The recipients of these initial payments were those who qualify for a check and have filed a tax return via direct deposit in either 2018 or 2019. If the beneficiary didn’t file a 2019 or 2018 tax return, they’ll receive their EIP payments the same way they receive monthly Social Security or SSI payments.
SSA will not consider economic impact payments as income for SSI recipients, and the payments are excluded from resources for 12 months. The first round of stimulus checks allowed payments to be sent automatically based on income reported on 2018 tax returns as well, but this time the IRS is only using 2019 income information.
Some people are upset that they didn’t receive a large enough check or received no economic impact payment at all, other taxpayers say they’ve received stimulus checks for dead relatives. If you normally receive your social security benefits directly in your bank, you will receive the stimulus check the same way. If your payment is returned to the IRS because you have closed the account, we expect the IRS to send a stimulus check in the mail.