IRS & the Treasury Department have started delivering the second round of Economic Impact Payments at end of December as part of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021. Direct Deposit payments were issued first to individuals with routing number and account information on file at the IRS. Mailed payments followed – payment sent as paper check or an EIP debit card. Click here for Important information on Prepaid Debit Card
Please note, IRS has posted in their website that if you checked Get My Payment and received a response a direct deposit was to be sent to an account you don’t recognize, IRS advises you to continue to monitor your bank accounts for deposits. IRS and Tax Industry Partners are taking immediate steps to redirect stimulus payments to the correct account for those affected.
If you are wondering if you qualify for a second round of EIP, visit the IRS FAQ page.
If you don’t usually file a tax return but you think you should qualify for an EIP, you must file a 2020 tax return to claim a Recovery Rebate Credit, even if you are not required to file a tax return for 2020. Or if you were not eligible for either or both of the EIPs you may still be eligible for the Recovery Rebate Credit since it is based on your 2020 tax return information. The first and second EIPs were based on your 2018 or 2019 tax year information.
If you are receiving Social Security Disability Benefits or Supplemental Security Income, you can also find updated information on the SSA page.
Resources to file a tax return and claim your Recovery Rebate Credit
You can go to your tax preparer or access one of the United Way VITA programs for free tax services (if you qualify)