Information About Economic Impact Payments

The IRS began making Coronavirus Tax Relief and Economic Impact Payments to US taxpayers on 4/15/20. For taxpayers who filed returns in 2018 or 2019, those receiving Social Security retirement, Social Security disability or survivor benefits, or those receiving Railroad Retirement and survivor benefits, payments are automatic and nothing further needs to be done.

If you are not one of the above noted taxpayers and are not required to file a tax return, please visit this IRS Webpage and click on the "Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here" link to enter your Free File information for payment consideration. The Free File form is free and should be completed online as soon as possible so that the IRS can identify you and your dependents and receive valid direct deposit and address information about you to provide payment. After submitting this information you will not need to take any additional action.

If you filed a tax return for 2018 or 2019 and did not receive your impact payment, the IRS has provided a "Get My Payment" website which will allow you to check the status of your stimulus payment, confirm your payment type (direct deposit or paper check), and enter account information for direct deposit.

If you expected to receive an Economic Income Payment via direct deposit and you did not receive it, there may have been an issue with the information provided by the Treasury/IRS. Electronic deposits generally post with no issues if all account information from the Treasury/IRS is correct. Incorrect account information will result in payments being rejected and returned to the IRS pursuant to the rules and regulations governing electronic payments. Any rejected payments are expected to be reissued as paper checks in the weeks ahead. The IRS has indicated they will send a letter to every taxpayer who receives an economic impact payment within 15 days of the payment going out. If a taxpayer receives the letter, but did not receive their economic impact payment, the letter will provide instructions to report the missing money.