• 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) s […]

    • @Kandice: It included social security in 2008, but not SSI.

      But you still need to have filed a tax return. You can still file with disability, even if you aren’t required.

    • @Fruitie: A tax loan wouldn’t keep you from receiving the stimulus check, I don’t believe.

    • @Brenda b: My assumption is yes, and its just an assumption. My reasoning behind that is that some people haven’t even filed their 2019 returns yet, and I’m thinking they may go out on last years filing. Just a theory, but that’s what I’m thinking.

    • We share this information because the best way to predict the future is looking at history. That’s what we have always done with the IRS and will continue to do so. It is a grapevine, and that’s why it call it that. We are here to talk about it and answer questions.

    • @Marmay61: if they make it a requirement, I would try to file ASAP.

    • @Nessa: we will know more when the legislation is finalized. Lawmakers plan to move at lightening speed for this stimulus to inject money into the economy quickly. It will likely have features to qualify much like the 2008 Stimulus process with income criteria. The way it went down 12 years ago is detailed above. They have discussed direct cash payments of $1,000 and other methods such as quarterly ongoing payments. When more information comes in, we will update it here.

    • @Brenda b: I think stimulus payment might be exempt from offsets.

    • @Desire23: if it is like 2008 stimulus package, SS income qualifies, but SSI did not.

    • @Kandice: I agree that some of the people that need it the most might get left behind. I hope they figure it out to serve more people who face hardships from this damn 🦠

    • The 2008 Economic Stimulus Payment WAS still subject to tax offsets (past tax debts, student loans, child support, etc),. There could possibly be exemptions in this case, but we don’t know yet. If you file f-8379 Injured Spouse or f-8857 Innocent Spouse Relief with your tax return, the Economic Stimulus Payment will follow the allocation of your tax return. More on this in a 2008 IRS Newsroom Release here> https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/economic-stimulus-payment-qas-offsets-taxpayers-outside-the-us-and-more?fbclid=IwAR3aSLJTmqInE5kNMFf0gSPaEEUDSONpg3NnFnpdU9o2KHpzwqTCW0w5t6o

    • @Natural Tee: Have you called the offset line to ensure there are no offsets listed for you this year? The number is 1-800-304-3107

    • @Tina Seymore: This website is not affiliated with the IRS, so they cannot pass on your address change. You will need to contact the IRS yourself to do this. Here is a link that can help you with this issue →https://www.irs.gov/taxtopics/tc157

    • @Tete: The eligibility requirements for this Economic Stimulus package should be released VERY soon. I would say within the next 48 hours we will know a lot more. As of right now, based on history, we can assume that the payout will be to American taxpayers who filed a 2019 tax return (whether it was required or not to do so) and who meet certain income requirements.

    • @Dang: It would be based on the current year’s tax season. It is currently tax season for 2019. So if you didn’t file MFJ, you wouldn’t qualify for the “married couple” status.

    • @Shenekqua Draper: In 2008, the delivery method for the stimulus payment was based on how you received your refund for your 2007 tax refund. However, if you used a tax service that deducted your fees once your refund was processed, technically your refund was sent to that company THEN to you. In this case, people would receive a check. If you asked for your refund to be deposited into 2 separate accounts, you would receive a check. Or, of course, if you elected to receive a check for your tax refund & didn’t provide DD information, you would also receive a check for the stimulus payment.

    • @Terri: thank you for sharing this info!

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    • @Bernadine: In 2008, SSI was not considered as income. We don’t know yet if it will be this way. This is a developing story, stay here and we will update information when we have more.

    • @Mad: You can still file a tax return if you don’t have a tax liability.

    • @Love2: Hi, we don’t help people with preparation of filing taxes. A good place to start for free is with FreeTaxUSA.

    • @Natural Tee: If the debt is paid and you don’t show any offsets, you probably are good.

    • @Terri: We love users like you who can share information with others! That’s why we call this place the grapevine. Thanks for your help and we will update the information to include your added comments!

    • 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 income, and this might be a good idea to ensure you qualify for the 2020 Stimulus Payment. We think it may be worthwhile.

    • @Sweetpea: It will likely be based on your income.

    • @Black: @None:

      Managing it through the IRS ensures they can set income guidelines. Otherwise, they would have to implement it through some sort of application process. But I think the quickest way to inject the money into the economy (the real reason behind this…) is to issue checks and direct deposits based on information on file with the IRS.

    • @chuck diesel: That is how they did the stimulus package in 2008. Once the guidelines are hammered out, we hope that it won’t be treated like refunds which are subject to offsets.

    • @@Slan: we are waiting on the details and hope that qualifications are loosened for this stimulus because we are in unchartered territory.

    • @jemar707: @IGMR Admin: You are so welcome! I try to help what I can and utilize my research experience to at least direct others in the right direction. You guys have been SUCH a blessing year after year & I feel like it’s our duty as Americans to help one another in any way we can <3

    • @Terri: Great advice. Thank you so much for the information and helping. Much appreciated.

    • @AB: was the offset paid off? If no, they will possibly take it to pay on the offset.

    • @Emily: from what I’m reading, dependents get an allocated amount but as of yet, not sure how that will work.

    • @YoYo: from what I understand, you have to have filed a tax return and claimed the children as dependents. But, a lot of people don’t file until April 15th so I’m unsure if they are going to go by last years filing for some , or how that will work.

    • @Tania: still waiting for details. I know social security is eligible but unsure how this is going to work until the package is released.

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

    • In 2008, those with Social Security were eligible but not for those with only SSI. We hope they don’t make it as exclusive this time around.

    • @BUCK: not sure yet. Waiting and hoping it takes care of everyone because everyone has been affected.

    • @Karinda: To change you address with IRS:


      In the 2008 Stimulus Package, Injured Spouse claims were handled as follows:

      Q. I am filing a joint tax return with my spouse who has a past-due obligation. How can I ensure that I still get my share of our joint stimulus payment?

      A. In this situation, you are considered an injured spouse. To get your share of a joint income-tax refund, as well as your share of the stimulus payment, you can file Form 8379, Injured Spouse Allocation. You will get your share of these payments, and your spouse’s share will be applied to his or her past-due federal or state income taxes or non-tax federal debt such as student loans and child support. Your allocation request will be processed more quickly if you attach Form 8379 to your regular 2007 federal income tax return.

      Q. How will the IRS treat a stimulus payment when there is an innocent spouse involved?

      A. An innocent spouse determination for a 2007 income tax return would follow the filing of the return. In most instances, the stimulus payment will be issued before such a claim is filed and before a determination can be made.

    • @Sk.s:

      If you still haven’t received your refund, check in with others on our

      home page https://igotmyrefund.com/

      or in our Forums https://igotmyrefund.com/forum/

    • @Okie: I’m hoping it’s going to cover more people because of the severity of the situation.

    • @Susan: We are waiting now for updates on the stimulus package. Until then, we won’t know who will or will not be eligible, unfortunately.

    • For those of you who ask about those who didn’t need to file, the article above clearly says:

      ***It is perfectly legal to file a tax return showing zero income, and this might be a good idea to ensure you qualify. We think it may be worthwhile.***

    • @R & R: if you owe an outstanding debt, it will possibly be taken.

    • @Tony: you should be able to receive one as long as you are below a certain income and owe no IRS debts. Not sure what the limit on income is yet, but in 2008 it was 75000 for single filers and 150000 for joint filers.

    • @chuck diesel: The college didn’t “steal your tax refund”…you signed a legal document to obtain loans and repay them. You also agreed to wage garnishment and tax refund offset if you defaulted.

    • In2008 I got a stimulus check and I received ssi.

    • @OFFSET EXEMPTION NEEDED: I agree, Calls to Congresspersons to speak your mind can actually affect change.

    • @Jp: I’d be tempted to file as soon as I could, even if I didn’t get a refund. Just in case they go by tax returns. There’s still time.

    • This is why I love this site. Yal know everything💕

    • @Working but still struggling: the business package was so that smaller businesses could afford things like paid leave. Since schools have closed a lot of parents have to stay home with their kids. It’s considered sick leave now so employers can’t fire the employee for it.

    • @md: I use them every year. Never had a problem. I’ve already filed and got my refund, lol.

    • We need a thread for purchasing toilet paper. I seriously can’t even order it. This is ridiculous. :(

    • @Tucker: You need to file, even if you have no refund coming back. The way I’m understanding this is that if you have filed, then they have a record of you and it will be easier to send a check to you if you are eligible. If you have direct deposit information on your return, they will direct deposit, if not, they will send a check.

    • @Ei: I hear ya. I have 5 kids and this could get ugly roflmbo.

    • @raoul duke: I read that it will go off of the 2018 tax year.

      I can’t figure out what little to no tax liability means. I googled it but the answers weren’t really clear. Does anyone know what it means

    • @TexMex: Do you work as well? Or is your husband the only income?

    • @Nic: Right now they are talking about $1200 per adult and $500 per child. If you owe 1200 but still have 2 kids my guess is you would still receive the 500 per child. I’m just guessing tho. I have never been involved in a stimulus before so I’m still trying to figure out how it works.

    • @Nlrogers: It doesn’t look like its going to matter. It appears they are going to go by the 2018 return. I had a suspicion they might, when I heard they were extending the tax filing deadline.

    • @Katja: we think they will use income from 2019 tax return (which you would have or will file in 2020)

    • @Pokenan: The latest information we heard from the GOP REpublican proposal, was that Social Security recipients would receive stimulus on their monthly check/deposit.

    • @Mr. Unknown0: that is a great question. I will see what I can dig up on that scenario. (I completely understand an adult deadbeat kid lol 🤣)

    • @Justthefacts: There is actually discussion of increasing the amount to SSI and SSDI recipients.

    • @mikki: people like you are so narrow thinking you can see past your own bank account. This isn’t help you get caught up on your bills that you got behind on 6 months ago. this is to supplement the work force with money they are loosing over this mess. Im sorry, but the working people and the backbone of the economy. I know you aren’t going to like it, but we take care of those who can’t but they are not contributing much to the economy. they are trying to make sure we have an economy to bounce back after its over. As far as big business getting bail outs can’t you see it is not for big business. The gov doesn’t bail out the airlines and auto makers because they are their friend…. it is because of the workers. go ahead, let the airlines go under and watch the economic turmoil that would ensue due to all the workers being let go. Pilots, cabin employees, ticket agents, bag handlers, mechanics, the list goes on. So you d rather get your $1000 rather than see the millions of Americans keep their jobs because their business didn’t go under because of this. you go ahead, and write your long diatribe in response to me about how you are a person too and DESERVE the money too. you won’t convince me, you don’t deserve any money unless you have found a way to provide a service of value in this world and I have little sympathy listening to people sit at home on their couch getting free money every month complain about why they are not getting more.

    • @Dawn Burkholder: you can call and get the new address updated.

    • @Dawn Burkholder: you just need to call and update your address with them.

    • @QCBoy7776: they will go by the updated address.

    • @Fred: I’m in the same situation. They are supposed to be going off the 2018 return, so if it can’t be deposited, a check will be sent.

    • @Doug: I’m just a mod but from what I’ve been reading of the proposed bill, I think it would be a good idea to file a 2019 return, even if there is no refund or tax due.

    • @Florida_Mom: If you can see your transcript online, look at code 150, that would be the tax liability. I have 5 children, and we had a tax liability, but it was offset with the child tax credits so we got a small refund back.

    • Kris replied 8 months ago

      When i filed my taxes this year for 2019 i got my refund already and curently unemployed when i filed this year for 2019. Will i get a 2020 Stimulus Check? I did have income for last year and wage but was layed off middle of last year and still trying to find a job, am i eligble for the 2020 Stimulus Check?

    • @oneallmama: We will post an update as soon as the final bill text is published.

    • 🚨 Help is on the way! A deal has been reached on the largest rescue package in American history. The bill is expected to pass today. Virus checks coming soon. Details are forthcoming and we will update you as the story develops here: https://igotmyrefund.com/2020-stimulus-check/

    • @Boop: If it is like the 2008 stimulus package, yes. Waiting to see what the bill actually says, so we can go thru it.

    • @PaulM: yes, anything under 17.

    • @Boop: From what i just read yes, they included it this time. 1200 instead of 600. That’s what democrats were fighting for.

    • @PaulM: we really don’t know the specifics yet. Keep checking here. When the actual bill comes out we will go through it.

    • @PaulM: no problem!

    • @Bkel: an audit this year will not affect the stimulus payout. Some people haven’t even filed yet.

    • @Bkel: An audit should not impact the stimulus payment. I’d be surprised if it did.

    • @Sheila_33: yes. I seen in that case they would go off 2018

      • They’re saying checks won’t possibly go out until May for stimulus, and it will get info from 2019 returns if they’ve been filed and 2018 if 2019 has not been filed

    • @Why me: yes, its income. My husband took his out when he retired from the fire dept.and we had to pay taxes on it. Did you file it this year?

    • @Sheila_33: so they shouldn’t take the stimulus check for an offset right?

      • @Mbry0625: if I’m understanding what I’m reading from the Senate’s first bill, I don’t believe offsets will be taken.

    • @Sheila_33: they’re basing that on 2008s situation. I read that article. However, Mnuchin said somewhere around 04/15. Maybe quicker for direct deposit people.

    • @Sheila_33: https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/03/25/politics/senate-deal-stimulus-checks-coronavirus/index.html

      For may information. Looking for the other about mid April

      We want to make sure Americans get money in their pockets quickly,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said last week. “As soon as Congress passes this, we will get this out in three weeks.”

      The payouts could arrive by April 15, but The Tennessean reports specific dates may change during the appropriations process in Congress. Individuals who set up a direct deposit with the IRS should still expect to see their money sooner than those waiting for checks in the mail.

      Until that bill gets passed it’s all up in the air.

      • @Mbry0625: I don’t know if they can get them out that fast or not if they are going thru the Irs to disperse them. Just a wait and see I guess.

        • @Mbry0625: I’m watching on cspan again, lol. I wish they’d just vote instead of each of them grandstanding, blah. Just cut thru the bs and get to the vote.

    • @Sheila_33: seriously. I guess they were still fixing some wording as of this morning.

    • @Bendicott84: just a guess based on how they did it in 2008.

    • @Sgov: You would get the money too, that’s why democrats fought.

    • Kris replied 8 months ago

      So all individuals are getting a 1200 refund or is it based upon something that you get less than that?

    • It was just passed by senate. Now to the house it goes!

    • Kris replied 8 months ago

      i already filed and got my refund … i’m currently unemployed got laid off middle of last year, still looking for a job. my total tax was 209.00 and gross income was 14,000. So from what i read if your total tax is below 600.00 your guarenteed 600.00 check so for me 209.00 was me so i’ll be getting a 600.00 check.

    • Kris replied 8 months ago

      So they did change the min income req. they got rid of min income and got rid of tax liability. so everyone is getting 1200 check if single.

    • @KhaosAngel: well that’s good

    • ok bottom of 144. i read most of it.

      1200 for adults, 500 for each qualifying child (doesn’t say age) I am however guessing going by 17 or under like IRS.

      If not filed they will use either ssa 1099- benefit statement
      or form rrb statement 1099

      no offsets taken based on page 154

    • @Struggling mother: Did you file a tax return for this year or last? If you didn’t, you definitely need to file asap, even if you’re not getting a refund. I do believe the snaps program is getting a boost too, so there may be some assistance there. You’re doing what I used to do when I was a single mom of 3 little girls. :)

    • @Eddie: From what we read no offsets will be taken.

    • @Jen: The million dollar question we’re all trying to figure out.

    • It makes no sense for them to send a check to those who have dd available, plus it’s a time sensitive thing for many people. Millions of people had fees taken out. I’m pretty sure they have all of our DD info, not sure why it would be such a hassle to just send it through. But what do I know

    • @chris6587: you would get a tax credit for the amount on your 2020 taxes next year. If you filed 2019 now, you would be eligible. But you would need to efile it as soon as possible.

    • @Jo: I would efile 2019 asap even if you have no taxable income.

    • @oneallmama: On the earned income credit on the 1040, there is a limit of 3 children. On the stimulus payment, there is no limit.

    • @Mik: Santa Barbara Bank dropped an announcement yesterday about the stimulus and working closely with the IRS so we’re hoping they are trying to figure out a way to use cards from 3rd party banks. That’s all I know as of now.

    • People will start seeing DD in there account in 2 weeks.

    • @Stimulus2020: i am in the same boat! I hope IRS will develop a web portal soon for individuals to provide their bank info as they mentioned on irs website.

    • There have been no stimulus deposits made yet.

    • turbotax has a free tool to file simple for the stimilus check.

    • @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.

    • @Kris27: yes the card your income tax came on.

    • @Kris27: they will start direct deposit them 04/09 on the card you got refund on.

    • We are hoping to see some activity on transcripts for people with daily accounts. Post here if you see anything.

    • 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.

    • 🗣 Please share this link for the people who didn’t need to file their tax return. They can still qualify for the “Economic Income Payment (EIP)” and file through TT this way.


    • 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…)

    • @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.

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

    • @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.

    • @Barbienotsoperfect:

      TPG Phone NumberS

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    • @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.

    • @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.

    • @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?

    • @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.

    • 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.

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

    • 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?

    • @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

    • @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.

    • @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.

    • @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. :)

    • @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. :)

    • @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

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

    • @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.

    • 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.

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

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      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.

      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

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

      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.

      April 9, 2020 at 12:54 am
      Tax Preparer:Other
      Filing Date:Mar-6
      Date Accepted:Mar-25
      Bank or Prepaid:Varo
      WMR Bars:1st Bar
      Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)
      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?

    • @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.

    • 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.

    • @AngieInMichigan: thank you for posting this.

    • @Barbienotsoperfect: you’re welcome!

    • @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.

    • Bless you :) ,

      Your stimulus check updates are awesome :) !

      Thank you for everything allways, too :) !

      – Irene.

    • @Shaismadverymad: Or maybe they’re trying to provide needed aid to the most under-served portion of the population — those with the greatest and most immediate need?

      Yours is coming, too!

    • Anyone received their stimulus money yet. I still haven’t received mine yet.

    • @Barbienotsoperfect: Probably by next Wednesday God spare hopefully.

    • @hazell: Are you talking about transcripts and its displaying 2020 as an option?

    • IRS just released the tool for NON-FILERS to submit their info:


      This is NOT for people who filed or plan on filing a 2019 return.

    • Did anyone notice that the year 2020 was added to your IRS Account? When you log into your account, you can choose to either look at your account by year or you can view your transcripts. Check to see if the year 2020 was added.

    • @Muffin: As long as it is not back child support, you should see a check.

    • @hazell: Thank you, I just did and yes, I have 2020 now. Didn’t have it before. I would also check later in the day and see if anything changes on those transcripts.

    • We have confirmed that *some* people are starting to see direct deposits of their stimulus payment.

      Interesting… one confirmation was for someone who had their refund split between 2 accounts, and they still got the stimulus DD (into the account listed first). So it’s a whole new world folks…

      • Also note… on the confirmed deposit we saw, the only change on transcript was the As Of date. There was no corresponding transaction. Weird, but true. So throw out the transcript theory.

    • Stimulus deposits are rolling in. My mother got hers at 615pm. I checked her netspend account: $1200 IRS TREAS 310. Looks like those who filed single will be first. IDK.

    • @Taniesha: People in review with 2019 returns were seeing their stimulus payment yesterday, but if they can’t get info from the 2019, they will just use the 2018 return info.

    • The irs just tweeted that they sent the first deposits out today!!!! On a Saturday. On a holiday weekend. They tried it.

    • @Greg: yes, you will, but she needs a ssn to qualify for the stimulus.

    • Did any Joint Filers receive their stimulus deposit yet?

    • @Keysha: If your card has a routing # and an account # — can you get direct deposits from other sources to it? — and you put that information on your return, then I suspect you should get it there.

      If not, you still will have the opportunity to use the IRS’s web app to provide the needed info next week:


    • The text on this discussion page should be amended. Those who are not required to file a return are not being encouraged to file a simple 2019 return. Instead, the IRS has set up a portal for non-filers; it’s found at https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/economic-impact-payments .

      Probably part of the reason for this portal for non-filers is that they weren’t able to e-file for free with no income to report.

    • @Sparky 88: There’s a slight chance that if your return transcript for 2019 is filled in, they may be able to pull from that, but if not, you can always get the credit on next years return, since it is similar to the additional child tax credit and earned income credit and is non taxable.

    • @Dadoftwo75: If you owe back child support, then it will most likely be offset, unfortunately.

    • Where is my stimulus check

    • So I oddly received my stimulus check direct deposit the.first day they went out. But yet my tax return is still being processed and has been since early Feb. My claim is under review for 60 days so I am just wondering how is it that I’m under review but the irs still was able to send my stimulus. The review still going on means that they will need proof of identity, make sure my dependents are correct and my income is correct and my banking info correct. And they need all that exact same info to see if I qualify for the stimulus how much I qualify for. They need to know I am who I say and that my bank info is right. (Which it is because it went thru) I’m just very frustrated that I have no idea what is up with my tax returns due to something that should have held up this payment. I’m glad i got it but I figure if they can give me the stimulus with no hang ups they should most def be able to my return esp since my stimulus amt and eligibilty is based on that exact return.

    • Hello first time posting here. I was wondering if you all can help me out on this one. My husband and I file jointly and we receive a printed check with our preparer(with both our names on it). I have a bank account on my name, can the stimulus check be deposited there even though my husbands name is not on the account? I would appreciate the feedback.

    • @Dru: Actually, your refund and your EIP aren’t based on the same data. The EIP is based on the AGI on your return. They aren’t questioning that. But your refund is based on your withholding, and the IRS does want to verify that.

    • @Darlene Watters: I believe you can go into the non filers portal and enter your information, even if your income was 0, you still qualify if I’m not mistaken.

    • @Shara sazue: Yes, you should be eligible.

  • @Brend b: Without an advocate, it could take around 4 to 5 months. They work on audits in order of received.

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