It is NOT valid ... there is no way to do it legally per the IRS regs... it is probably a scam.
All you can do now is put a forwarding address request with the post office if allowed.
If for some reason you do not receive your stimulus, you can have it added to your refund. The IRS will stop mailing payments on 1/15 and will not begin processing returns until sometime after 1/25 so all stimulus payments should have been received by then and you can file the return with the credit.
Please wait until you are certain there is no second payment, then you can follow these steps, if necessary.
- After you have entered your tax information and are ready for the Federal Review, stimulus will be the first question.
- If you are trying to trigger it:
- go to Other Situations
- click Done.
- The next question will ask about payments received.
If you fail heed this warning to wait and you do file prematurely and a payment does come in after you have filed .... then your return will be delayed, for possibly for weeks, while the IRS corrects the error... so don't be in a rush this year.
Yes apparently there was a legit email that went out on how to update your bank info. Before Jan 15 you can update your bank info, see