On Thursday, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin indicated that the direct deposit would occur "in three weeks". So figure mid-April
the expectation is that the paper checks will flow 2-3 weeks behind the direct deposit. Further, they think they have direct deposit information on 80% of the people who will be receiving rebates.
In 2008, it literally took MONTHS to get the money in everyone's hands. It was probably all checks back then,
Until information is available all anyone can do is guess based on what was done the last time there was a stimulus check issued ... patience will be needed. Check these sites for updated info when available :
You don't have to do anything to receive the stimulus money (except to file a 2019 return, or if you did not file a 2019 return, the IRS will use information from a 2018 return). If you do not file but have SS or VA benefits you do not have to do anything to get the check ... just be patient.
Remember in the best of times the IRS is short handed and now they are tasked with yet another time sensitive thing to handle with even less personnel ... we have to be patient as we all deal with the current situation.
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This is on the Santa Barbara TPG’s website for those people who had their fees taken out of their returns.
YES ... those who get SS or VA benefits and do not file because they are not required to file will get checks ... there is nothing you need to do ... they will be sent out automatically like they did back in 2008.
I actually read today that if you did your taxes and they were sent to a tax card pr prepaid card of some sort that they will mail a paper check to your address on tax return so if thats the case that means the only people that need to worry are people who have moved since they filed or if they havent filed and they don't live at the 2018 tax return address.
Doubt it. I was wondering the same and turns out people who used places like turbotax will get delayed paper checks if you had them take their fee out of your taxes. Apparently it involved a third party and now the irs has no way to issue the funds directly. That's what I just read anyway. So now I'm wondering if we will even be able to deposit them on the turbo card. Seems the whole card thing was a bad idea at this point. Think I'll just open up a bank account again.
I was able to call the IRS and change my address. The steps are as here:
- Before you call, make sure you have all of the information that you need.
- Social Security cards and birth dates for those who were on the return you are calling about.
- An Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) letter if you don’t have a Social Security number (SSN)
- Filing status – Single, Head of Household, Married Filing Joint or Married Filing Separate
- Your prior-year tax return. We may need to verify your identity before answering certain questions
- A copy of the tax return you’re calling about
- Any letters or notices we sent you
- The number is 1-800-829-1040 and they are available from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday thru Friday. The best time to call is early in the morning.
- The first question the automated system will ask you is to choose your language.
- Once you’ve set your language, do NOT choose Option 1 (regarding refund info). Choose option 2 for “Personal Income Tax” instead.
- Next, press 1 for “form, tax history, or payment”.
- Next, press 3 “for all other questions.”
- Next, press 2 “for all other questions.”
- When the system asks you to enter your SSN or EIN to access your account information, do NOT enter anything.
- After it asks twice, you will be prompted with another menu.
- Press 2 for personal or individual tax questions.
- Finally, press 4 for all other inquiries. The system should then transfer you to an agent.
- After getting to an agent all you want to tell them is that I did a change of address at my local postal service office and want to make sure IRS has it changed as well. The agent might tell you there's no need to change it since it will automatically change from the postal office so just say I'd like it if you can make sure the address is correct on your side and I not can you please change it for me.