June 13, 2021 - Douglas Myser

Next batch of stimulus checks. In the latest round of stimulus checks, the U.S. Treasury and Internal Revenue Service are sending out checks to those who either didn't get a check, didn't get a tax return filed in time for the stimulus check, but have filed one since, or those who will receive a "plus up" payment, making up the difference of the amount they should have received in total, but didn't get. A word of warning to those who would try to game the system, the U.S. Treasury has already nabbed a large number of individuals who attempted to defraud the system, and they will be doing hard time for many years to come. Next batch of stimulus checks.

So who doesn't get a check ? Those without a Social Security number and nonresident aliens--those who aren't U.S. citizens or U.S. nationals and don't have a green card or have not passed the substantial presence test--are not eligible for the direct payment. Married taxpayers who file jointly where one spouse has a Social Security number and the other doesn't will get one $1400 payment, in addition to $1400 for any child with a Social Security number. Taxpayers with Individual Identification Numbers aren't eligible for the payments.

How will the government send the checks ? The IRS will use the direct deposit information you provided from the taxes you've filed for 2019 and 2020. You may be able to use the IRS Non-filers tool to provide your information like the first round. but so far, the IRS has not announced whether that tool will be available if this stimulus bill is passed. The tool was for eligible U.S. citizens or permanent residents who had gross income below $12,200 ($24,400 for married couples) for 2019 and weren't required to file a 2019 federal tax return. If you have no direct deposit information on file or if the account provided is now closed, the IRS will mail you a check or pre-paid debit card.