If you are eligible to receive, but have not yet received your stimulus payment (Economic Impact Payment), there is a change on the horizon:
The IRS will start sending out pre-loaded EIP debit cards this week. These cards:
- Are for taxpayers who did not have bank information on file with the IRS
- Will work at ATMs for cash withdrawals
- Can be transferred into personal bank accounts
- Can be used wherever Visa is accepted
- Includes consumer protection against fraud and theft
This shift in delivery method is an attempt to shave some time off of the 5 month estimate for those getting payment via paper check and to avoid potential fraud.
If you have not checked Get My Payment for information on your particular stimulus situation, please do so. This is where you will find the most up to date information.
If the second round of stimulus (EIP) payments is approved, the IRS is aiming to utilize the card method again, though they have not said whether it would be in the form of reloading the card or issuing new ones.
This weekend we remember all the honorable men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice while serving their country in the United States Armed Forces.
Our office will be closed on Monday to observe the holiday. Beginning Tuesday, May 26, and ending Friday, Sept. 2, our hours of operation will be 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Stay safe and have a healthy and happy holiday weekend!