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Who are the 50,000 people who will receive stimulus checks held by the IRS in September?


The beneficiaries will not have to do any additional procedure to receive the payment

Payments will be sent by checks by mail.

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Between early and mid-September, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will send about $ 50,000 beneficiaries the stimulus check money that was wrongly withheld for the payment of child support.

The agency reported this Tuesday that it will catch up on sending money to Americans whose portion was diverted to pay child support for their spouses.

Payments will be mailed by checks to any eligible spouse who filed Form 8379, Injured Spouse Allowance along with their 2019 federal tax return.

IRS clarified that in some cases, those affected did not file a Form 8379, Injured Spouse Allowance, and did not receive their share of the EIP for that reason.

The above form notifies the IRS that you should not withhold money from the “injured spouse” just because your husband or wife has an outstanding obligation.

The economic impact payments that will be sent almost six months after the distribution of the incentives under the CARES law They respond to the fact that the IRS withheld money from these individuals for past-due child support payments from the husband or wife when they were not supposed to.

In May, the IRS had already identified the problem, as specified on the agency’s own page.

“The IRS is aware that in some instances a portion of the payment sent to the spouse who filed an ‘injured spouse’ claim with his 2019 tax return (or 2018 if he did not file a 2019 return) was withheld for payment of Past-due pension of the ‘uninjured spouse’. The IRS is working with the Office of Tax Services and the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Child Support Enforcement to resolve this issue as soon as possible, ”reads an entry on the website.

Beneficiaries with the above situation will not have to do any additional procedures, clarified the IRS.

Affected taxpayers can check the status of their Payment using the tool Get My Payment, available on IRS.gov.

You can also get more information by going to the Receiving My Payment section in the FAQs in the Economic Impact Payment Information Center on IRS.gov.

The action announced Tuesday is in addition to the procedures that the IRS began in early August to send back payments for dependents to beneficiaries of the stimulus check.

The agency reminded certain taxpayers such as Social Security beneficiaries that they have until the end of September to claim payments for dependents as part of the stimulus check that the government has distributed since last April.

These recipients have until September 30 to enter their data through the tool “Non-filers” in the Web page. The IRS also warned that any beneficiary who does not meet the September 30 deadline must wait until next year and claim the payment as a credit on their 2020 federal tax return.

Another group the office is sending back payments to is people who provided their information through the service before May 17. Due to a programmatic error, the system did not process the credits for dependents.


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