Do I qualify for the Coronavirus 2020 Stimulus Check?

Stimulus Check:  Updated April 8th, 2020 at 8:00 AMThis is a developing story. Stay with igotmyrefund.com and it will be updated as more information is published about the 2020 Economic Income Payment (EIP) stimulus check. Updates in green below.

We have everything you need to know below and an active comments sections at the bottom of our page for your questions.

A 2020 stimulus check is likely to be coming your way soon if you meet certain requirements.  It is an early refundable tax credit for 2020 called the Economic Income Payment (EIP).

An aid package has been agreed upon by Congress which includes many Americans receiving a stimulus check to combat an impending recession caused by COVID-19.  The goal of the stimulus check is to stimulate the economy and help Americans through this crisis.  A 2020 stimulus check is likely to be coming your way soon if you meet certain requirements. There were various proposals with different amounts put forth between the White House and Congress.  You likely have seen different amount circulated (see updates below) but they have struck a deal in the early morning hours of March 25th, 2020.

MOST RECENT UPDATE 4/8/20 8:00AM:  There is word out that people may start receiving direct deposits on 4/9 or beginning 4/13. Some people have reported seeing a .01 test deposit in their accounts.  We are watching for any transcript activity so you will be the first to know when deposits start rolling out.

PRIOR UPDATES AND PROPOSED AMOUNT OF STIMULUS CHECK:

UPDATE 3/30/20 8:15AM:  In the coming weeks, the Treasury will develop a website for people who need to provide their banking information online so that individuals can receive their payments immediately as opposed to checks in the mail.  New IRS Q&A here.

UPDATE 3/27/20 1:30PM: The bill passed the House.  Off to the White House it will go next.

UPDATE:  3/26/20 7:15AM: The bill passed the Senate overnight.  The House is scheduled to vote on Friday.

UPDATE:  3/25/20 8:15AM: Help is on the way! Virus checks coming soon! A deal has been reached on the largest rescue package in American history. The bill is expected to pass today. A stimulus check is expected for individuals of $1,200 each for those with income up to $75,000 and $2,400 for couples with income up to $150,000.  And, there is a benefit of $500 for each child up to 3.  The amount of the payments will start to phase out for those with income over the limit at rate of $5 for every additional $100 in income.

UPDATE:  3/24/20 9:20AM: They say they are close to a deal! House proposed plan, here (starts on page 1090) is $1500 payments for individuals and $3000 for couples with both phasing out at a higher income levels. Also the house proposed an additional $1500 for each dependent up to 3.

UPDATE:  3/23/20 7:30AM: No deal! On Sunday, details of the proposed plan, here (pages 35-40) were still being disputed amongst Congressional parties.  The procedural vote failed and we are left tuned in to see what they do next

UPDATE:  3/22/20 10:30AM:  A procedural vote is scheduled today with some details still not worked.  The stimulus check element of the coronavirus relief plan draft seems to remain at $1200 payments for individuals and for couples with both phasing out at a higher income levels.  However, $3000 per individual is also being touted as of this morning.

UPDATE:  3/20/20 6:20AM:  Senate Republicans set forth a proposal for $1200 payments for individuals.  This will still need all parties to agree.

UPDATE:  3/19/20 5:30AM:  The legislation passed yesterday was NOT the stimulus package that includes a stimulus check to be sent.  It  is a DIFFERENT bill that provides other types of aid to businesses and funding to other agencies.  We anticipate the next package which INCLUDES stimulus checks to be approved soon and will continue to update this post.  The latest proposal included stimulus payments to recipients of SSDI and SSI.

UPDATE:  3/18/20 11:29am:  The latest spending plan proposal from the White House is two equal amounts begining April 6 and then again on May 18. Payment amounts would be fixed and tiered based on income level and family size.

How much?

The amount of the stimulus check for individuals is $1,200 and $2,400 for couples filing jointly.  There is also a benefit of $500 for each dependent child up to 3.  The amount will phase out at a rate of $5 per $100 of income for those above the income cap (see below). There is a TurboTax calculator here to help those determine the amount you will receive if you exceed the income limit.

Who Qualifies?

  • Adult individuals who filed a tax return and recipients of some social security programs.
  • There is an income limit. The amount will start to phase out at incomes above $75,000 for adult individuals, $112,500 for heads of household and $150,000 for couples filing jointly.
  • You need to have filed a 2019 tax return (even if you weren’t required to for income tax purposes) or a 2018 tax return if you haven’t filed your 2019 return.

When?

The Department of Treasury will hopefully start sending out checks or direct deposits to qualified households soon.

  • The word on the streets is that direct deposits of the 2020 Economic Income Payment (EIP) will start on either April 9th or April 13th.
  • On March 18th, the Trump Administration suggested they would like to have the 2020 Stimulus Checks start within 2 weeks.
  • Looking to the past:  In 2008, the bill was passed on February 13th and people starting seeing direct deposits roll in around April 28th 2008. (That’s 75 days from the time the bill was signed by President Bush)

Will a check be mailed or will there be a direct deposit?

The data on file with the IRS, or in some cases the Social Security Administration, will be used to process payments of the stimulus.

Checks:  When a stimulus check is sent, the address used will be the address listed on your 2019 tax return, or on the 2018 tax return if you haven’t filed yet.

Here is how to update your address with the IRS: Update address with IRS.

The Treasury Department plans to setup a web-based portal to provide banking information to the IRS so that you can receive direct payments instead of a mailed check.  We will update you here as soon as it is published.

Direct Deposit:  Another method of payment used for stimulus payments is direct deposit for some individuals.  If you used direct deposit for your tax refund, then you could receive the stimulus payment the same way, except if:

  • You took out a refund anticipation loan
  • Used a 3rd party service like TurboTax and had the fees taken out of your refund amount.
  • Had your refund deposited into 2 accounts.

In those cases, a paper check is typically sent through U.S. Mail to the address on your tax return.

However, if you don’t want to wait on a paper check, the Treasury Department plans to setup a web-based portal to provide banking information to the IRS.  We will post here as soon as that is published.

What if I have prior tax debt or student loans?

The 2020 Stimulus Check will not be subject to federal offsets for prior tax debt or student loans. However, an administrative offset will still be enforced for those who have past due child support payments that the states have reported to the Treasury Department.

What if I had little or no income in 2019?

Any year you have minimal or no income, you may be able to skip your tax return. However, it is a good idea to establish if your income qualifies you for a stimulus payment. It is perfectly legal to file a tax return showing zero or little income, and this might be a good idea to ensure you qualify. We think it may be worthwhile.

Bottom line, you can still qualify for the “Economic Income Payment (EIP)”. TurboTax has setup a way to file easily.  Look for the register button near the bottom of this TurboTax page.

What if I am on Social Security or SSDI (disability)?

No tax return is required, for those on Social Security or SSDI.  The data from the Social Security Administration will be used to make the payment the same way you receive your benefits.

Where can I find more information?

This is still a developing story.  Stay here at igotmyrefund.com and we will update the information about the 2020 stimulus check as it becomes available.

Q&A about the 2020 Stimulus Payment

We can’t stress enough, at igotmyrefund.com, we hold the belief that the best way to predict the future is to look to the past.  Although the coronavirus is a very unique situation, a stimulus payment to Americans is not something new.  The income limits and amount of the stimulus checks are higher, but there are similar features to the stimulus program in 2008. Q&A about the prior stimulus payment process is here Economic Stimulus Payment Q&As: Offsets, Taxpayers Outside the U.S. and More It is an archival or historical document and does not necessarily reflect current law, policies or procedures.

RELATED:  Got a call about claiming your COVID-19 stimulus check? It’s a scam! You will NOT get a phone call about a stimulus payment. Do NOT give out your personal information. Stay here for updates on the 2020 Stimulus Payment…we will make sure you get the accurate information you need.

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  1. Shaismadverymad

    Its stupid that that they made portal first with turbo tax for people who do not pay taxes to enter their direct deposit information but for people like my husband and I who work and pay taxes no portal to update our information wow great job government

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  2. Barbienotsoperfect
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    • Filing Date:
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    • Date Accepted:
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    @StressedMommy: when I called H&R Block yesterday the lady told me it doesn’t matter if you had fees taken out of what car do you use that you will receive your stimulus check the exact same way card that you received your tax refund. You will only get a check in the mail if you received your 2019 tax refund by check in the mail. Hope this helps.

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  3. StressedMommy

    Hey do you have any information about the stimulus relief deposits NOT being able to be deposited onto Jackson Hewitt Serve Cards or HRBlock Emerald Cards? This could be so catastrophic to people expecting this money to be deposited only to have to wait for a check. If you have any information would you make it public so, if need be, people can update with the IRS to a different account??

    TIA!!!!!

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  4. AngieInMichigan
    • Tax Preparer:
      TurboTax
    • Fees:
      From Refund
    • State:
      Michigan
    • Filing Date:
      Jan-27
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-28
    • Bank or Prepaid:
      chemical bank
    • Date Approved:
      Feb-21
    • WMR Date:
      Feb-26
    • Direct Deposit Date:
      Feb-26
    • Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit, Additional Child Tax Credit

    @Barbienotsoperfect: you’re welcome!

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  5. jemar707
    • Tax Preparer:
      freetaxUSA
    • Fees:
      Free
    • State:
      FL
    • Filing Date:
      Feb-19
    • Date Accepted:
      Feb-19
    • Bank or Prepaid:
      Chase
    • WMR Bars:
      1st Bar
    • Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit, Additional Child Tax Credit, Schedule C, 1099

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  6. Christy beck

    How is anyrhing been desided about the stimulus check being put on the jackson hewitt american express card where u got ur taxes put on

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  7. AngieInMichigan
    • Tax Preparer:
      TurboTax
    • Fees:
      From Refund
    • State:
      Michigan
    • Filing Date:
      Jan-27
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-28
    • Bank or Prepaid:
      chemical bank
    • Date Approved:
      Feb-21
    • WMR Date:
      Feb-26
    • Direct Deposit Date:
      Feb-26
    • Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit, Additional Child Tax Credit

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/ttlc.intuit.com/community/after-you-file/discussion/will-i-get-my-stimulus-direct-deposit-if-i-had-my-fees-deducted-from-my-fedral-refund-i-get-the-fees/00/1424272/amp

    According to this thread on turbo tax it does NOT matter how your fees were paid if you got your refund direct deposited into a bank account you will get the stimulus the same way.

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  8. eyunter123

    @Heads up:
    If it really is 50 million, that’s probably going to confirm that those that got refunds on prepaid cards are not going to get direct deposits. There’s like 60 mil taxpayers in the US and also 60 mil on social security – I’d wager 50 million easily makes up the portion of those people that are not included in both those populations and are both eligible and provided traditional bank account information.

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  9. jemar707
    • Tax Preparer:
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    • Fees:
      Free
    • State:
      FL
    • Filing Date:
      Feb-19
    • Date Accepted:
      Feb-19
    • Bank or Prepaid:
      Chase
    • WMR Bars:
      1st Bar
    • Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit, Additional Child Tax Credit, Schedule C, 1099

    @Bobbo: not sure. Lol. That’s why I’m curious. I would think there HAS to be some “transaction” posted… I’m gonna go dig through transAction codes and see what I find. I’m not sure if the 846 is just for tax refunds. But then again, this an advanced refundable tax credit… so maybe that is what we will see.

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  10. Wish
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    • Fees:
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    • Filing Date:
      Mar-6
    • Date Accepted:
      Mar-25
    • Bank or Prepaid:
      Varo
    • WMR Bars:
      1st Bar
    • Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)

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    Kimmy84
    April 9, 2020 at 2:34 am
    @Miles: jackson hewitt is putting there clients stimulus checks on there. I have talked to several people that used them this year and that got an email yesterday stating that they would get it even if they had fee’s taken out when they got there refund.

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    Waiting2020
    April 9, 2020 at 1:48 am
    Hey guys i faxed my marketplace info On 3/3 how long does it take for them to process that still waiting on ddd

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    James77
    April 9, 2020 at 1:39 am
    @Miles: your bank account info is on your tax return. That is what the IRS will use.

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    MDPride
    April 9, 2020 at 1:12 am
    @Miles: I agree with you. Everything I have read indicates that whatever routing/account number is listed on your 1040 is where they will send DD. I had my fees deducted and my return shows my BOA information. It does not make sense for the IRS to be working directly with TurboTax for a DD portal and not use the information TT already has on file. The only exceptions SBTPG is noting is RAL checks from tax prepares and refunds applied to CARDS issued through them. SBTPGs only purpose is to deduct fees. Yes, there is temporary account information so that the IRS can send the funds to SBTPG for disbursement but that account information is not kept on file as the DD info…it is what is listed on your 1040. That’s my interpretation.

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    Wish
    April 9, 2020 at 12:54 am
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    I’m still trying to figure out what happens with our stimulus for people who have filed, but are stuck in still processing on wmr or are under review or being audited?

    Will we get our stimulus to our dd info from 2018? Or will they use our current 2019 dd info eventhough it was just accepted, if not issued yet?

    So confused. I know the IRS has a lot of kinks to work out.

    In my case my dd info is different for 2019 than it was for 2018..although I have access to both accounts still.

    What’s you guys/girls guesses on that scenerio?

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  11. StillWaitingVa

    @Lymmzj: Why? It’s not through SBGT, so why would it not DD? Just asking because shit, I have that card and I got an advance loan. It looks like I’ll be getting a paper check if this deems true.

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  12. Larry
    • Tax Preparer:
      H&R Block
    • Fees:
      In Advance
    • Fees:
      Free
    • State:
      Louisiana
    • Filing Date:
      Jan-27
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-28
    • WMR Bars:
      2nd Bar
    • Date Approved:
      Apr-4
    • WMR Date:
      Apr-8
    • Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), W2
    • TT 152, TC 570, CP05 Notice, Weekly

    Finally received my refund this morning, glad I paid hr block up front. Hopefully I receive my stimulus check Monday.

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  13. Miles

    Answers to Common Questions

    I paid for tax preparation using Santa Barbara TPG this tax season. How will I receive my Economic Impact Payment?
    The IRS will issue direct deposits to taxpayers that received a direct deposit.

    An IRS-issued check will be mailed to taxpayers that received a check printed from their tax professional’s office or a debit card issued through Santa Barbara TPG.

    ****This is what I take from it.

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  14. Miles

    Because honestly if that was the case it would be any prepaid card and who had fees taken out with HR block, Jackson hewwit, and any other main stream tax companies. If memory serves me correctly the Walmart money card through them only can be used for the tax refund if you don’t have any other options. If you had fees deducted but had a normal bank account your getting it but my turbo card is no different then a normal bank account my 1040 has a account and routing number just as it did last year when I used wells Fargo and had fees deducted.

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  15. jemar707
    • Tax Preparer:
      freetaxUSA
    • Fees:
      Free
    • State:
      FL
    • Filing Date:
      Feb-19
    • Date Accepted:
      Feb-19
    • Bank or Prepaid:
      Chase
    • WMR Bars:
      1st Bar
    • Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit, Additional Child Tax Credit, Schedule C, 1099

    If anyone can check their transcripts, I think there could be transactions posted tomorrow morning (3am’ish) that will correspond with first direct deposits hitting Wednesday. That’s just a guess.

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  16. jemar707
    • Tax Preparer:
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    • Fees:
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    • State:
      FL
    • Filing Date:
      Feb-19
    • Date Accepted:
      Feb-19
    • Bank or Prepaid:
      Chase
    • WMR Bars:
      1st Bar
    • Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit, Additional Child Tax Credit, Schedule C, 1099

    @Lymmzj: The Treasury Dept plans on launching a site where people can provide their deposit information to the IRS so they can direct deposit instead of a paper check. Latest I read is that the website should be up at the end of next week.

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  17. Lymmzj

    Folks who received their refund on a Turbotax card will get a paper check. Quit misleading people.

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  18. NathalieBee
    • Tax Preparer:
      TurboTax
    • Fees:
      From Refund
    • State:
      SC
    • Filing Date:
      Jan-27
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-28
    • Bank or Prepaid:
      Ncsecu
    • WMR Bars:
      2nd Bar
    • WMR Bars:
      No Bars-PATH Act Message
    • Date Approved:
      Feb-22
    • Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit, W2
    • TT 152, Weekly

    @AngieInMichigan: I agree. Hopefully it’ll start coming through for people. :)

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  19. AngieInMichigan
    • Tax Preparer:
      TurboTax
    • Fees:
      From Refund
    • State:
      Michigan
    • Filing Date:
      Jan-27
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-28
    • Bank or Prepaid:
      chemical bank
    • Date Approved:
      Feb-21
    • WMR Date:
      Feb-26
    • Direct Deposit Date:
      Feb-26
    • Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit, Additional Child Tax Credit

    @NathalieBee: no worries, I broke it up into 2 replies so it wasn’t a book haha. Completely agree! When I saw how many people were assuming that anyone that had fees taken were getting a paper check I freaked a bit. After coming across this information on sbtpg I calmed down. I think we WILL get direct deposits and anyone that thinks otherwise will be pleasantly surprised

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  20. NathalieBee
    • Tax Preparer:
      TurboTax
    • Fees:
      From Refund
    • State:
      SC
    • Filing Date:
      Jan-27
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-28
    • Bank or Prepaid:
      Ncsecu
    • WMR Bars:
      2nd Bar
    • WMR Bars:
      No Bars-PATH Act Message
    • Date Approved:
      Feb-22
    • Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit, W2
    • TT 152, Weekly

    @AngieInMichigan: sorry, I just saw your second response to me. I agree. I don’t want people scared that they’re not going to get their stimulus (I know a lot of people need it right now), and I’m reading the same thing you are. :)

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  21. NathalieBee
    • Tax Preparer:
      TurboTax
    • Fees:
      From Refund
    • State:
      SC
    • Filing Date:
      Jan-27
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-28
    • Bank or Prepaid:
      Ncsecu
    • WMR Bars:
      2nd Bar
    • WMR Bars:
      No Bars-PATH Act Message
    • Date Approved:
      Feb-22
    • Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit, W2
    • TT 152, Weekly

    @Heads up and @angieinmichigan

    “I paid for tax preparation using Santa Barbara TPG this tax season. How will I receive my Economic Impact Payment?

    The IRS will issue direct deposits to taxpayers that received a direct deposit.”

    If you got your money through direct deposit, you’re getting it through direct deposit. If you got a check through your tax professional or got a deposit through a card issued by SBTPG you’re getting a check.

    I’m not trying to be rude or anything, but this is why it’s so important to really read what’s written. People who need that money are going to get scared that they’re not getting their money via direct deposit when it says they will. Again, if they’re paying through whatever you have on your return that’s how you’ll get it. I mean, I’m not an expert, so we’ll all see how this goes down in the end. But what y’all are saying is not what they’re little online blurb says. :)

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  22. Waitinggame2020

    Tax account is back up and running and now has my 2019 tax info as processed. Transcripts are not showing 846 yet though. Maybe overnight will see some movement. Filed 2-20-2020, had to fax 1095a and 8962, as well have injured spouse. Always anticipate a long time for me personally.

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  23. AngieInMichigan
    • Tax Preparer:
      TurboTax
    • Fees:
      From Refund
    • State:
      Michigan
    • Filing Date:
      Jan-27
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-28
    • Bank or Prepaid:
      chemical bank
    • Date Approved:
      Feb-21
    • WMR Date:
      Feb-26
    • Direct Deposit Date:
      Feb-26
    • Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit, Additional Child Tax Credit

    @NathalieBee: I’m curious about that too. My take on the part I copied is that if you had fees taken from your refund and had direct deposit for the remaining balance you will get a direct deposit. If you had a check printed by your tax prep company you will get a paper check.

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  24. AngieInMichigan
    • Tax Preparer:
      TurboTax
    • Fees:
      From Refund
    • State:
      Michigan
    • Filing Date:
      Jan-27
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-28
    • Bank or Prepaid:
      chemical bank
    • Date Approved:
      Feb-21
    • WMR Date:
      Feb-26
    • Direct Deposit Date:
      Feb-26
    • Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit, Additional Child Tax Credit

    @NathalieBee: I copied this from the sbtpg website.
    I paid for tax preparation using Santa Barbara TPG this tax season. How will I receive my Economic Impact Payment?

    The IRS will issue direct deposits to taxpayers that received a direct deposit.

    An IRS-issued check will be mailed to taxpayers that received a check printed from their tax professional’s office or a debit card issued through Santa Barbara TPG.

    The IRS and Treasury Department are developing a website for taxpayers who are expecting a check, where they can provide their bank account information in order to receive their Economic Impact Payment by direct deposit. According to this message on the IRS website the IRS will notify taxpayers when more details are available. We will update this page when more information is available.

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  25. AngieInMichigan
    • Tax Preparer:
      TurboTax
    • Fees:
      From Refund
    • State:
      Michigan
    • Filing Date:
      Jan-27
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-28
    • Bank or Prepaid:
      chemical bank
    • Date Approved:
      Feb-21
    • WMR Date:
      Feb-26
    • Direct Deposit Date:
      Feb-26
    • Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit, Additional Child Tax Credit

    @Waitinggame2020: I checked earlier this afternoon and it was up but it is currently down for me right now too. Hopefully it’s a sign of good things coming

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  26. Waitinggame2020

    Not sure if anyone else is able to but my tax account via the irs website is not accessible right now. This includes transcripts also, I can not view at this time says unavailable.
    Interesting as it is usually up this time of day.

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  27. NathalieBee
    • Tax Preparer:
      TurboTax
    • Fees:
      From Refund
    • State:
      SC
    • Filing Date:
      Jan-27
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-28
    • Bank or Prepaid:
      Ncsecu
    • WMR Bars:
      2nd Bar
    • WMR Bars:
      No Bars-PATH Act Message
    • Date Approved:
      Feb-22
    • Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit, W2
    • TT 152, Weekly

    I’m just curious: why do some think that you’ll receive a paper check if you got your money through SBTPG? I don’t know about y’all, but when I check my return that I did just a few weeks ago, my direct deposit bank info is still on there (and correct). I don’t know how SBTPG has it rerouted (probably an extra piece of paper they submit), but IRS has my DD info… is there something I’m missing?

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  28. MelloDello53
    • Tax Preparer:
      freetaxUSA
    • Fees:
      Free
    • State:
      VA
    • Filing Date:
      Jan-3
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-13
    • Bank or Prepaid:
      American Express Serve
    • WMR Bars:
      1st Bar
    • WMR Bars:
      2nd Bar
    • Date Approved:
      Jan-23
    • WMR Date:
      Jan-27
    • Direct Deposit Date:
      Jan-27
    • Schedule C, 1099
    • TT 152

    I have seen 9th, 13th, 15th. But it said by April 15th 60 million people would see stimulus checks direct deposited, then checks by mail in May 2020. I am hoping to see them start on 9 April 2020.

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  29. MelloDello53
    • Tax Preparer:
      freetaxUSA
    • Fees:
      Free
    • State:
      VA
    • Filing Date:
      Jan-3
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-13
    • Bank or Prepaid:
      American Express Serve
    • WMR Bars:
      1st Bar
    • WMR Bars:
      2nd Bar
    • Date Approved:
      Jan-23
    • WMR Date:
      Jan-27
    • Direct Deposit Date:
      Jan-27
    • Schedule C, 1099
    • TT 152

    The IRS plans to begin sending out coronavirus stimulus payments as soon as April 9, according to an internal distribution plan obtained by The Washington Post.

    https://www.businessinsider.com/irs-begin-sending-coronavirus-stimulus-payments-april-2020-4

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  30. Manny

    @MaryB: Thank you so much for your kind response and for the condolences. Even a year later, it has been very challenging for me in all realms, including that of finances/taxes.

    That’s what I was afraid of, especially since this was obviously not very well thought out (“half-baked” is more like it, as far as I’m concerned). An article posted to my local newspaper today has already pointed out a significant loophole that shafts families with kids over 16 who are claimed as dependents even if said kids are working and living independently: they won’t be eligible for the $1200 and their parents claiming them won’t get the $500 for them. I have no dependents myself so that situation didn’t even occur to me, but as you said, there are other similar situations that are relatively more common than the powers-that-be seem to realize. I can also only imagine how complicated the payments might make it for couples who filed jointly for 2019 but will be separated or divorced by the end of this year.

    While I do understand that everyone is doing the best they can to get the economy back into shape as soon as possible, I’m concerned that this (potentially wasteful) haste may harm more people overall than it actually helps, especially come tax time at the beginning of next year. I’m hoping that’s not the case and that those of us whose household situations don’t meet the feds’ expectations of “typicality and stability” won’t be unfairly penalized as a result, be it now or early 2021 — because if so, that would be heaping a ton of insult upon injury.

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  31. Barbienotsoperfect
    • Tax Preparer:
      TurboTax
    • Fees:
      From Refund
    • Filing Date:
      Jan-15
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-27
    • WMR Bars:
      What Bars?
    • Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Schedule C, W2
    • Identity Theft, Weekly

    As soon as IRS does put they portal up to Ana direct deposit information I’m going to enter mind just in case.

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  32. Barbienotsoperfect
    • Tax Preparer:
      TurboTax
    • Fees:
      From Refund
    • Filing Date:
      Jan-15
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-27
    • WMR Bars:
      What Bars?
    • Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Schedule C, W2
    • Identity Theft, Weekly

    I just called someone that works for H&R Block. She told me that it doesn’t matter who you went through and pay fees that the IRS has your banking information and however you got your refund is how you will get your stimulus check. She said that it doesn’t matter if you had fees taken out through your refund or if you use the prepaid card or your own bank account she said that’s how you received your stimulus payment. I’m praying this information is correct. It does make sense though.

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  33. Aj

    @jemar707: that doesn’t make sense because banking info is the same banking info with a prepaid card… idk… I just keep hearing different things

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  34. Lymmzj

    My thing is, by the time they get the web based portal for us to update DD info, the checks will already be in transit. Would love to know either way rather than being stuck in limbo. I check my turbocard everyday just in case.

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  35. MaryB
    • Tax Preparer:
      H&R Block
    • Fees:
      In Advance
    • State:
      SC
    • Filing Date:
      Jan-11
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-13
    • Bank or Prepaid:
      Wells Fargo
    • WMR Bars:
      1st Bar
    • WMR Bars:
      2nd Bar
    • Date Approved:
      Jan-25
    • WMR Date:
      Jan-29
    • Direct Deposit Date:
      Jan-29
    • Child Tax Credit, W2
    • TT 152, Daily

    @Manny: My condolensces.

    I believe when we file 2020 returns, there will need to be some corrections regarding this stimulus payment. I am not sure how they will go about if or how it would impact you. I just know that in a rush to get money into peoples hands, they can not work out all of the logistics.

    You raise one such issue, another I have seen raised is those fostering and/or doing kinship care – the birth parents could be getting economic stimulus payments for children they are no longer raising and the families they are with will not.

    Reply
  36. AngieInMichigan
    • Tax Preparer:
      TurboTax
    • Fees:
      From Refund
    • State:
      Michigan
    • Filing Date:
      Jan-27
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-28
    • Bank or Prepaid:
      chemical bank
    • Date Approved:
      Feb-21
    • WMR Date:
      Feb-26
    • Direct Deposit Date:
      Feb-26
    • Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit, Additional Child Tax Credit

    @jemar707: if I had my fees taken from my refund through sbtpg and had the remainder direct deposited to my bank account will I still need to submit my dd information to the irs?

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  37. Barbienotsoperfect
    • Tax Preparer:
      TurboTax
    • Fees:
      From Refund
    • Filing Date:
      Jan-15
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-27
    • WMR Bars:
      What Bars?
    • Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Schedule C, W2
    • Identity Theft, Weekly

    @Stimulus2020: please let me know if you hear anything from tpg. I’ve tried calling and cannot get through to a representative or even figure out how. This is ridiculous no.

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  38. Barbienotsoperfect
    • Tax Preparer:
      TurboTax
    • Fees:
      From Refund
    • Filing Date:
      Jan-15
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-27
    • WMR Bars:
      What Bars?
    • Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Schedule C, W2
    • Identity Theft, Weekly

    @jemar707: so if I used my bank information but had fees taken out with TurboTax but use my own bank does that mean I have to set up the portal also. Their website is very confusing how it’s worded.

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  39. jemar707
    • Tax Preparer:
      freetaxUSA
    • Fees:
      Free
    • State:
      FL
    • Filing Date:
      Feb-19
    • Date Accepted:
      Feb-19
    • Bank or Prepaid:
      Chase
    • WMR Bars:
      1st Bar
    • Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit, Additional Child Tax Credit, Schedule C, 1099

    @theDeuce: I see this

    “… An IRS-issued check will be mailed to taxpayers that received a check printed from their tax professional’s office or a debit card issued through Santa Barbara TPG….”

    In this case the Treasury portal (whenever that goes live) will be the next step to a DD instead of a check.

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  40. Barbienotsoperfect
    • Tax Preparer:
      TurboTax
    • Fees:
      From Refund
    • Filing Date:
      Jan-15
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-27
    • WMR Bars:
      What Bars?
    • Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Schedule C, W2
    • Identity Theft, Weekly

    @theDeuce: I’m confused also it says paper check if u used there prepaid card. Is there a way we can call tpg?

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  41. jemar707
    • Tax Preparer:
      freetaxUSA
    • Fees:
      Free
    • State:
      FL
    • Filing Date:
      Feb-19
    • Date Accepted:
      Feb-19
    • Bank or Prepaid:
      Chase
    • WMR Bars:
      1st Bar
    • Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit, Additional Child Tax Credit, Schedule C, 1099

    @Aj: If you used the TurboTax prepaid card, you will likely be slated to get a paper check unless you provide your banking info to the IRS. The Treasury Department is supposed to publish a web-based portal for this, but we haven’t see anything about it yet.

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  42. Kimmy84

    @Kris27: i used H&R block as well. I keep hearing different info about if it’s going to be on there or not. And H&R block has yet to update that on there website. I hope so.

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  43. IGMR Admin

    And, also remember that if you had your refund DD split into 2 bank accounts, you likely will get a paper check or need to update your info on the “portal” (which we have no idea what or where that is yet…)

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  44. IGMR Admin

    It is not always “the card” you used for DD. Some people who didn’t pay their filing fees up front and got it deposited on “pre-paid” cards/products won’t get the deposits that way.

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  45. Kbkr50

    So they’ll send it via direct deposit since I already filed 2019 taxes ….. But my direct deposit was 2 accounts. So which one is it going to? One account has since been closed, and of course they know that right? “In the coming weeks there will be a portal….” Well here it is April 7th and direct deposits are starting the 9th. So I’m about to get boned, aren’t I?

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  46. binbin

    @panther the irs and TurboTax teamed up for people that have no income to sign up so go to irs.com and they will explain how to do it.

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