Scammers are trying hard to steal your stimulus payment- DON’T BE A VICTIM!

The US Treasury Department will start issuing the stimulus checks in mid to late April.  If you filed your 2018 or 2019 taxes and used a “Direct Deposit” for your return, your check will be Direct Deposited to the same account.  If you received a paper tax return check in the mail, you will receive a paper stimulus check in the mail.

DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES give away your personal information by phone, text, or email to anyone claiming to be from the Federal Government, IRS, Treasury, etc.  If you need to update your mailing address or bank account information, the IRS will have a dedicated website.  Go to https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/economic-impact-payments-what-you-need-to-know for more information.

How do I receive a stimulus check?”

If you have filed a tax return for 2018 or 2019, you don’t need to do anything else. If you haven’t filed taxes for either year, the IRS recommends that you file back taxes for 2018.

Is the check being mailed or direct deposited?

The check will be sent in the same method you received your tax refund. If you are not set up for direct deposit, your check will be mailed using the address on your most recent tax return.

What if I don’t have the same bank account now?

If you don’t have the same bank account as you used on your tax return, the deposit will not go through. If this happens, the IRS will mail your check to the address on your most recent tax return.

What if I need to update my bank account or address?

The IRS will have a dedicated web portal for you to update your information.  More details are available here – https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/economic-impact-payments-what-you-need-to-know