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Tips for parents who share custody or alternate tax benefits

Some parents who have a legal agreement with their child’s other parent about who claims the child on their taxes may have some questions this tax season about the child tax credit and the 2021 recovery rebate credit. Here’s...

  • March 5, 2022

IRS sending information letters to recipients of advance child tax credit payments and third Economic Impact Payments

The IRS started issuing information letters to advance child tax credit recipients in December. Recipients of the third round of the Economic Impact Payments will begin receiving information letters at the end of January. Using the information in these...

  • February 2, 2022

Get ready for taxes: Here’s what’s new and what to consider when filing in 2022

The IRS encourages taxpayers to get informed about topics related to filing their federal tax returns in 2022. These topics include special steps related to charitable contributions, economic impact payments and advance child tax credit payments. Taxpayers can visit IRS.gov/getready...

  • December 20, 2021

Here’s why some people got more than one notice about their Economic Impact Payments

After each of the three Economic Impact Payments is issued, the IRS is required to mail a notice to each recipient’s last known address. The notice provides information about the amount of the payment, how it was made and...

  • May 3, 2021

2 million more Economic Impact Payments disbursed under the American Rescue Plan; total reaches approximately 161 million as payments continue

WASHINGTON — Today, the Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and the Bureau of the Fiscal Service announced they are disbursing nearly 2 million payments in the sixth batch of Economic Impact Payments from the American...

  • April 23, 2021

IRS: 50,000 spouses to get catch-up Economic Impact Payments

WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service will soon send catch-up Economic Impact Payment checks to about 50,000 individuals whose portion of the EIP was diverted to pay their spouse’s past-due child support. These catch-up payments are due to be...

  • August 28, 2020

IRS alert: Economic Impact Payments belong to recipient, not nursing homes or care facilities

WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service today alerted nursing home and other care facilities that Economic Impact Payments (EIPs) generally belong to the recipients, not the organizations providing the care. The IRS issued this reminder following concerns that people...

  • June 17, 2020

IRS expands partner materials for Economic Impact Payments; continues sweeping effort to share details in multiple languages

WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service announced today the availability of additional material for partner groups sharing information related to Economic Impact Payments, including a new toolkit in Spanish and a variety of other print and visual items available....

  • May 21, 2020

What people really want to know about Economic Impact Payments

IRS.gov has answers to many questions people may have about their Economic Impact Payment. Here are answers to some of the top questions people are asking about these payments. Is this payment considered taxable income? No, the payment is...

  • May 13, 2020

Taxpayers act now to receive Economic Impact Payments by direct deposit

People must use Get My Payment by noon Wednesday, May 13, for a chance to get their Economic Impact Payment by direct deposit. After noon Wednesday, the IRS will begin preparing to mail millions of additional payments to those...

  • May 13, 2020

Questions about Economic Impact Payments

The IRS is issuing Economic Impact Payments. These payments are being issued automatically for most individuals. However, some people who don’t usually file a tax return will need to submit basic information to the IRS to receive their payment....

  • April 23, 2020

Most Economic Impact Payments are being sent automatically

The IRS is sending Economic Impact Payments to eligible individuals. Many taxpayers may be wondering how to get their payment as soon as possible. Most of them don’t have to do anything. Most payments will be sent automatically.Taxpayers who...

  • April 22, 2020

Special alert for benefit recipients who don’t file a tax return and have dependents

SSA, RRB recipients with eligible children need to act by Wednesday to quickly add money to their automatic Economic Impact Payment; IRS asks for help in the ‘Plus $500 Push’ WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service today issued a...

  • April 21, 2020

Supplemental Security Income recipients will receive automatic Economic Impact Payments; step follows work between Treasury, IRS, Social Security Administration

WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service, working in partnership with the Treasury Department and the Social Security Administration, announced today that recipients of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) will automatically receive automatic Economic Impact Payments. SSI recipients will receive a...

  • April 17, 2020

Here’s how much individuals will get from the Economic Impact Payments

Employed full or part time? Unemployed? A temporary or gig worker? Retired or disabled? Receive public benefits? Have no income? Most U.S. residents – under certain income levels – will receive the Economic Impact Payment if they are not...

  • April 15, 2020

Treasury, IRS launch new tool to help non-filers register for Economic Impact Payments

IRS.gov feature helps people who normally don’t file get payments; second tool next week provides taxpayers with payment delivery date and provide direct deposit information WASHINGTON – To help millions of people, the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue...

  • April 13, 2020