THE $600 stimulus checks are on their way with people getting them sent directly told to watch out for a plain envelope.
The much needed Covid relief payment will be in a white envelope with the Treasury seal on it so don’t throw them out as some did during the first round of payments.
The payments are part of the $900 billion coronavirus relief act and are hitting bank accounts and mailboxes for millions of Americans.
“To speed delivery of the payments to reach as many people as soon as possible the Treasury’s Bureau of Fiscal Service is sending payments out by prepaid debit card,” says the Internal Revenue Service.
When the first stimulus checks were sent out, some people threw them out as they came from "Money Network Cardholder Services" – not from the US Treasury.
That prompted California Senator Dianne Feinstein to tweet this week “be sure not to throw it away”.
The IRS is also warning that people who received the first stimulus payment as part of the CARES Act in the form of a check may not get their second payment the same way, and vice versa.
For those who don’t receive a direct deposit, they should watch their mail for either a paper check or a prepaid debit card.
“These EIP Cards follow the millions of payments already made by direct deposit and the ongoing mailing of paper checks that are delivering the second round of Economic Impact Payments as rapidly as possible,” the IRS said.
It comes as the IRS reportedly sent $600 stimulus checks to more than 13million closed or invalid bank accounts.
People across the United States who used online tax services are among the millions of Americans who may have had their stimulus check sent to the wrong bank account, CBSN Dallas-Ft.Worth reported.
Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc. told the news outlet that at least 13million invalid or closed bank accounts received the Covid relief payments by the IRS.
As millions of people await their $600 stimulus checks, President-elect Joe Biden has reportedly set to push Congress to approve $1,400 cash payments for Americans immediately after he takes office.
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