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Time to report to the IRS: what to do if you still have not received quarantine financial assistance from the government

If you still have not received quarantine financial assistance from the government, but meet the criteria for its accrual, then it's time to report the problem to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). How to do this and what may be the reasons for the delay, the publication told CNET.

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You can report a late payment by calling the tax office (below you will find the phone numbers where you can do this), but first try one of the alternative steps that can speed up the receipt of payment.

The Congress is already at the final stage of discussing the second financial aid package, so it is time to close all issues related to the first one.

How to report late payment to the IRS

If you are confident that you are eligible to receive payment, you should contact the IRS as soon as possible if the following occurs:

  • Tracking tool Get my payment reports that the IRS made your payment a few weeks ago, but you haven't received it.
  • You have received a confirmation letter from the IRS that your payment has been sent, but you have not received the money.
  • You think you accidentally threw away your card or payout check.
  • You suspect that someone stole your check or fraudulently embezzled your money.
  • Now let's take a look at the procedure for each of these cases.
You received a confirmation email, but did not receive money

The IRS sends such letters 15 days after the payment was sent, and some US residents said they received the letters, but never received the money.

You can report this problem to the IRS by telephone (number below), but the department does not explain how it processes such applications and how quickly money can be received.

The IRS has not received all the information it needs from you

If you filed tax returns for 2018 or 2019 or received benefits, the IRS should automatically send you a check without requiring you to take additional action.

However, if you are a US citizen or permanent resident whose gross income in 2019 was less than $ 12 (or $ 200 for a married couple) and you did not file a return for 24 or 400, you may need to provide the IRS Additional information. Go to the site Non-Filersto find out what information you need to provide to the tax office.

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The Non-Filers tool will be available until October 15th, and people who sign up to receive payment using it will receive their check towards the end of the year.

Use the IRS Get My Payment Tracking Portal

IRS Online Portal Get my payment created specifically to track your coronavirus payments. As a rule, it should indicate when your payment will be (or was) processed and sent and in what form you should receive it. If the tool Get my payment gives you information that you cannot understand, or tells you that your check has already been sent and you have not received it, then you must report the non-compliance to the IRS.

You got from the tool Get my payment message "Need more information"

If the tool Get my payment showed you the due date, but you still haven't received your money, which means the IRS may need more information. Check the tool again, and if it says “More information needed,” it could mean that your check was returned because the post office was unable to deliver it.

After you see such a message, the online tool will allow you to enter your bank details to receive the payment directly into your bank account. The IRS said that if you do not provide your bank account information, the agency will delay your payment until it receives an up-to-date mailing address. Go to change of address page on the IRS websiteto update your contact information.

You may have thrown your check or debit card in the trash

Four million people will receive their federal payments not by check, but in the form of a debit card called the Economic Impact Payment Card. According to the IRS, this card comes to the recipient in a regular envelope, on which the sender indicates Money Network Cardholder Services.

Some people, mistaking such a letter for advertising or fraud, may have thrown these letters away. If you have lost or discarded your card, EIP has page with answers to frequently asked questions... There you can find information on how to act in the event of a lost or stolen card. You can also call 800-240-8100 to request a replacement. It's free.

The IRS sent your check to a closed account

Your check may be returned to the IRS if the agency attempted to send the payment to a closed bank account or to a temporary debit card the IRS created for you when paying taxes last year. If your payment was returned to the IRS for this reason, the agency will mail your check to the current mailing address on your file.

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The federal government may have intercepted your payment

If you owe child support, the IRS can redirect your payment to cover that debt. The Fiscal Service Bureau will send you a notification in case of such a decision.

Someone stole a check from your inbox or fraudulently got your money

If you have reason to believe that you are a victim of such a scam, the FTC has Web sitewhere you can report the theft of your money paid by the government.

If you are worried about possible theft, you can sign up for a free service from the US Postal Service (USPS), and the agency will send you photographs of all letters sent to you, including receipts and cards.

How to Call the IRS to Check the Submission Status of Your Payment

If you contact the IRS by phone, then allow yourself plenty of time to talk. It is also worth having important documents on hand, such as a copy of your most recent tax ID and any letter from the IRS regarding quarantine payments, if you received one.

Within 15 days of sending your payment, the IRS must send you a payment confirmation email. At the bottom of the letter is the phone number that you can call for more information: 800-919-9835.

In May, the IRS added 3500 telephone representatives to help Americans resolve potential payment issues. IRS reference number: 800-829-1040.

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