How much would I receive from the third COVID-19 relief plan payment?

President Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief plan includes a third round of $1,400 stimulus payments, topping off the $600 checks that were already approved by Congress in December 2020, and adding up to $2,000.

When can I expect to receive my COVID-19 stimulus check?

The IRS began rolling out Economic Impact Payments in April 2020. For most people, you won’t have to do anything – the payment will be directly deposited into your bank account or sent to you by check or prepaid debit card.

Be aware, however, that if it’s sent by check, it might take a little longer.

Will I receive my second stimulus check for COVID-19?

Yes. If you receive VA disability or pension benefits, you’ll automatically get your second stimulus check. This check is also called an economic impact payment. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will send your check even if you don’t file tax returns.

You don’t need to do anything.

Why is my COVID-19 Economic Impact Payment being mailed even though I set up a direct deposit?

Your payment may have been sent by mail because the bank rejected the deposit. This could happen because the bank information was invalid or the bank account has been closed.

Note: You can’t change your bank information already on file with the IRS for your Economic Impact Payment. Don’t call the IRS, our phone assistors won’t be able to change your bank information, either.

Will my next stimulus payment be sent to my EIP card if I received my last payment there?

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No, we will not add funds to an EIP Card that we already issued for a previous payment. When 2021 payments are issued and the IRS does not have account information available to issue you a direct deposit, you may be mailed a check or an EIP Card.

The EIP card was mailed in a white envelope with a return address from “Economic Impact Payment Card” with the U.S. Department of the Treasury Seal. The card has the Visa name on the front and the issuing bank, MetaBank®, N.A., on the back. Information included with the EIP card explains that this is your Economic Impact Payment. If you received an EIP Card, visit EIPcard.com for more information.

EIP cards are sponsored by the Treasury Department’s Bureau of the Fiscal Service, managed by Money Network Financial, LLC, and issued by Treasury’s financial agent, MetaBank®, N.A.

Why am I being mailed a direct deposit for my stimulus check payment?

Your payment may have been sent by mail because the bank rejected the deposit. This could happen because the bank information was invalid or the bank account has been closed.

Note: You can’t change your bank information already on file with the IRS for your first or second Economic Impact Payment. Don’t call the IRS, our phone assistors won’t be able to change your bank information, either.

How do I identify the COVID-19 Economic Impact Payment (EIP) card?

The EIP Card is a debit card sent by U.S. Mail in a white envelope with the U.S. Department of the Treasury seal and a return address from “Economic Impact Payment Card.”

The card has the Visa name on the front and the issuing bank, MetaBank®, N.A., on the back. Information included with the EIP Card explains that this is your Economic Impact Payment. If you receive an EIP Card, visit EIPcard.com for more information.

Where did the IRS get my bank information for the COVID-19 stimulus check?

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The bank account information in Get My Payment came from one of the following sources:

  • Your 2020 tax return.
  • Your 2019 tax return if your 2020 return was not processed when the IRS started issuing payments.
  • Information you entered on your Non-Filer registration in 2020.
  • Information you entered on Get My Payment in 2020.
  • A federal agency that provides you benefits, such as: the Social Security Administration, Veteran Affairs or the Railroad Retirement Board.
  • Federal records of recent payments to or from the government, where available, for those without direct deposit information on file with the IRS.

Does it matter whose information I use for the ‘Get my Payment’ tool if I filed jointly with my spouse?

Either spouse can use Get My Payment by providing their own information for the security questions used to verify their identity. Once verified, the same payment status will be shown for both spouses.

How is the Economic Impact Payment (EIP) Card sent and how do I identify it?

The EIP Card is a debit card sent by U.S. Mail in a white envelope with the U.S. Department of the Treasury seal and a return address from “Economic Impact Payment Card.”

The card has the Visa name on the front and the issuing bank, MetaBank®, N.A., on the back. Information included with the EIP Card explains that this is your Economic Impact Payment. If you receive an EIP Card, visit EIPcard.com for more information.

Can I still receive the Economic Impact Payment if I’m not typically required to file taxes?

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Yes, but you will need to visit IRS.gov and then click on “Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here. ” If you didn’t file a tax return in 2018 or 2019, this web portal allows you to submit basic personal information to the IRS so that you can receive payments. To receive your payment quickly, enter your account information so that your payment will be directly deposited in your bank or credit union account or prepaid card.

The tool will request the following basic information to check your eligibility, calculate and send the Economic Impact Payments:

  • Full names and Social Security numbers, including for spouse and dependents
  • Mailing address
  • Bank account type, account and routing numbers

If you receive certain social security, retirement, disability, survivors, railroad retirement, or veterans benefits, you may automatically qualify to receive a payment.

Can I still have relationship during the coronavirus pandemic?

If both of you are healthy and feeling well, are practicing social distancing and have had no known exposure to anyone with COVID-19, touching, hugging, kissing, and relationship are more likely to be safe.

What to do if my family only received half the amount for the third stimulus check that we are eligible for?

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In some cases, married taxpayers who file a joint tax return may get their third payment as two separate payments; half may come as a direct deposit and the other half will be mailed to the address we have on file. This is generally the address on the most recent tax return or as updated through the United States Postal Service (USPS).

The second half may come the same week or within weeks of the first half. Each taxpayer on the tax return should check Get My Payment separately using their own Social Security number to see the status of their payments. Please continue to monitor IRS.gov for additional information and updates.

How can I get missing economic impact payments (EIPs) and claim other refundable tax credits during COVID-19?

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The IRS and the Department of Treasury (Treasury) provided an online Non-Filer Sign-up Tool as a convenient way for people who do not ordinarily file a tax return with the IRS to claim advance CTC payments and missing stimulus payments, or EIPs. The November 15, 2021 deadline to use the tool has passed.

Filing a 2021 Federal tax return in 2022 will allow families eligible to claim the 2021 CTC to receive their remaining benefit. Most families who received advance CTC payments only received half of the value of their credit.

If you didn’t file a tax return for 2020 and you did not use the sign-up tool before the deadline passed, you can still claim your full CTC and any amount of the EIPs provided in the American Rescue Plan that you are eligible for but have not yet received, by filing a 2021 Federal tax return in 2022.

How should representative payees account for the economic impact payment (EIP) when completing the annual Representative Payee Report during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Because an EIP is not a Social Security or SSI benefit, representative payees are not required to account for the EIP when they complete their annual accounting form.

Can I enter an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) in Get My Payment to check the status of my stimulus check?

Yes, you can use Get My Payment.

Enter your ITIN in Get My Payment to check the status of your third Economic Impact Payment.

What should I do if my family situation has changed since I last filed a tax return or since I used the IRS’ Non-Filer Tool during COVID-19?

Date: November 18, 2021

The IRS pays EIPs automatically only to eligible people you included on your most recent filed and processed Federal tax return, or information you provided the IRS in its Non-Filer Sign-up Tool.

What is the new deadline for filing 2019 tax returns?

Most federal tax filing and payment deadlines from April 1, 2020, to July 14, 2020, are postponed to July 15, 2020. The postponements are automatic and apply to all taxpayers. You do not need to file other forms or call the IRS to qualify. Find detailed information in Filing and Payment Deadlines Questions and Answers.