Still Waiting on Your Stimulus Check? IRS Is Sending 'Catch-Up' Payments to 50,000 People

August 28, 2020
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    If you’re still waiting for your $1,200 coronavirus stimulus check payment, don’t worry, the IRS hasn’t forgotten about you.

    The government agency announced earlier this week that it plans to send catch-up payments to 50,000 people, according to CNBC.

    The payments are going to those whose money was withheld due to their spouse’s past-due child support.

    Those awaiting payments can expect to get them beginning in early to mid-September, according to the agency.

    The mailed checks will reportedly be mailed to any eligible spouse who submitted Form 8379, Injured Spouse Allocation, along with their 2019 or 2018 federal income tax return. No other actions are required as the stimulus will be automatically issued.

    Those who didn’t file the form will still get the payment but at a later date.

    The stimulus checks are part of the CARES Act that was authorized by Congress in March.

    One-time payments of $1,200 were sent to individuals. Married couples who filed jointly got $2,400. Families also received $500 per child under the age of 17.

    This is the latest effort by the IRS to make up on missed payments to those who qualified under the CARES Act.

    Individuals who didn’t get dependent payments for eligible children can also submit information on the IRS non-filer tool to get paid out.

    The deadline to submit in order to get the money sent your way this year is September 30.

    The status of a payment can also be checked with the Get My Payment tool.

    Anyone who still hasn’t gotten a stimulus check and doesn’t typically file a yearly tax return can also use the tool to request payment. The deadline for that is October 15.

    If payments aren’t received this year, individuals will get a credit while filing their 2020 tax returns in the spring.

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