The check’s in the mail?

Apr 1, 2020 | Around Ottawa County | 174 comments

UPDATE: Several people have been asking us what to do about specific situations.  We strongly recommend contacting the IRS or your tax preparer to get guidance on your particular situation if it is not mentioned here.  We cannot give out tax or financial advice.

As the coronavirus crisis ravages the U.S. economy, millions of Americans are about to receive help from Congress in the form of direct cash payments.

President Donald Trump signed into law a massive $2 trillion emergency economic package on Friday that includes direct cash payments and unemployment benefits, among other provisions, for people across the country.

Here are some questions and answers about who qualifies for cash from the federal government:

Q: How much will I get?

Depends on how much you make.

If you made less than $75,000 in 2019, you will be eligible for the full payment of $1,200. Couples who filed jointly and made less than $150,000 will get $2,400. An individual who filed as “head of household” and earned $112,500 or less gets $1,200. If you’re a family of four or more, you’ll be eligible for a maximum of $3,400.

Q: When is the money coming?

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said last week the checks will be sent out “within three weeks” to people for whom the IRS has information.

Q: Where do I sign up?

You don’t. The payments will be automatic for people who have filed a tax return or gotten Social Security benefits recently. The IRS asks people not to call with questions, but to keep checking irs.gov/coronavirus.

Q: How will the money be sent?

If you’ve gotten a tax refund in 2018 or 2019 by direct deposit, that’s where the money will be sent. If not, the IRS can mail a check to your last known address.

Q: How does the government calculate how much I earned?

The checks will automatically be based on your 2019 return. If you haven’t filed your 2019 taxes yet, it’ll be based on your 2018 return.

Q: I’m on Social Security, or a disabled vet. Do I qualify?

Yes. Even if you didn’t file a tax return for 2018 or 2019 or pay taxes in those years.

Q: I’m not an American citizen. Do I qualify?

Yes. As long as you’re living and working in the U.S. with a valid Social Security number.

Q: Are the cash payments taxable?

No.

Q: What if I’m homeless or recently got out of prison?

As long as you have a Social Security number, you should be eligible to apply for the relief payments under the new system created by the IRS.

Q: I owe back taxes.

Your payment won’t be affected if you owe past due state or federal taxes.

Q: I’m behind on child support payments. Does that affect me?

The IRS may reduce the amount you receive if you have past due child support payments.

More information can be found on the IRS’s website at irs.gov/coronavirus.

174 Comments

  1. Laurie Dearing

    I am a disabled 49 yr old woman that don’t pay taxes or hasn’t done her taxes in 2018 or 19 and only made 9,400 in SS disability am I going to get a Stimulus Check

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    • The Beacon

      Hi Laurie, according to the IRS, you will have to file a simple return for 2019 in order to receive the check, but you wouldn’t owe taxes. This would include low-income taxpayers, senior citizens, Social Security recipients, some veterans and individuals with disabilities. The stimulus check is also nontaxable, so you won’t have to worry about owing on that, either. Hope this helps.

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      • Jess

        I get as but I’m married with two dependants. If they send stimulus through ss will it mess up the right amount my family is suppose to get and only give the 1200? How will they know or fix it?

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        • Jess

          I get ss not as!! Dumb phone.

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          • James R Custer

            H&R Block did my taxes and I got my money on a Emerald Card weather stimulus money also come on that card

          • Jim bills

            My wife and I filed jointly,making less than 150,000.2018 and 2019.both years we had to pay taxes.we have played them both years so we did not receive a refund.we can’t seem to get any news on the its get my payment app either.

        • Cheryl

          My tax returns come on my H& R block Emerald Card. Is that how my stimulus check will come?

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          • Thomas E Fletcher

            Can my stimulus check be loaded on my emerald card?

          • donita armstrong

            Will stimulus checks be loaded on emerald card

          • STEPHAINE YOUNG

            Found out today from axos bank that you will receive your stimulus on your emerald card. Deposits start to be available this monday. But if you had a refund advance or emerald advance then they still aren’t clear

          • Sarah Smart

            I had the same question. I file with HR Block every year and get my refund direct deposited to my emerald account. My taxes were already filed and I already received my refund so my emerald advance balance has already been paid off. So does that mean my stimulus check should come through as it would with any other bank direct deposit account?

          • Jocelyn

            It says if u recieved a refund on an emerald card it will be deposited onto the card. But it also says if u had an emerald card but also had a refund advance or a refund transfer they do not know yet if it will be deposited to the card. They will update when they find out. I personally think that it will be loaded onto the card regardless of a refund advance or transfer because why not?! U can use ur emerald card for direct deposit thru out the year so u should be able to get this stimulus money on the card as well. Fingers crossed…

          • LC

            I filed 2018 taxes with HR block and received my refund via an emerald card. I have not used the card since March 2019. IRS shows the stimulus money being deposited on the 15th. I logged on to H&R Block app. go to emerald card tab the card I used last year is not there and said no card associated.it will not let me add the card. It has not expired. I just filed my 2019 taxes on the 13th and did not use HR Block. The account number does not match the account I used for refund. If H&R block cancelled my card (Because of no usage) how do I access my stimulus money?

        • Jocquelyn White

          I received a 1099-r will I be eligible for the stimulus check

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          • Natasha c.

            Hr block is saying it has nothing to do with advance or fees being paid yet, its because when we get an advance the irs pays hr block first then hr block deposits to our accounts so they are trying to clarify if those with advances and fee transfers will get stimulus on emerald card or a paper check.

            Theres a facebook group called “tracking stimulus checks 2020” and some people ***without***advances and fee transfers already have stimulus money pending on emerald cards for deposit date of 4/15

            If i dont see any money next week the irs is launching a site to track payments and change info, its supposed to be up by 4/17 i think irs site stated today. I will be adding new direct deposit info if I don’t see anything by end of next week.

          • Lori Robinson

            I’m 36 and had income in 2019. My mom filed me as a dependent because I was pregnant and I lived with her the whole year but I still worked so I filed my own taxes as well. She got her stimulus with the 500 for my daughter cuz she claimed her too. Will I get my stimulus eventually?

        • Tara

          Hi my name is Tara Cline-Musewicz. I just received custody of my daughter on a temporary basis but the judge is still having her father pay health insurance their for I dont get to claim her for the next 4 years. Will I still recieve the 500 hundred for her if I getting child support from the father.

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          • Nolalee Mcintosh

            I filed my taxes on 1/15/2020. I got the refund advance and refund transfer. How late will the stimulus be and will ut come to my card.

        • Rita martin

          If I receive my social security on a prepaid direct express card will I also receive my economic impact stimulus check on the direct express card as well

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        • Tanya Miller

          I went to Jackson Hewitt and filed my 2019 taxes with them this year .. I also had my refund on there Debit card would my stimulus check be deposit on that same account?

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          • Rebecca

            I received stimulus money on emerald card that I had for last yrs taxes and it’s expired been trying to call before I even knew it would be deposited on there just in case cause noone was sure if would go onto emerald can’t get anyone to answer customer service..hrblock said have I cancel card then can come into office and issue a new one..but customer service busy..called ALOT

        • Stephanie

          Why haven’t I got my stimulus check on my emeral card yet. Turbo tax people is getting there’s. Why haven’t we got ours yet

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          • Rae

            My fiancé’s shows that it was refunded to last year’s Emerald Card, but that was destroyed. We went to HR Block on Wednesday and had a new card issued, but the funds still aren’t on the new card. Let me know if you hear anything about this, because Emerald isn’t accepting cards and HR Block claims they know nothing.

      • Michelle

        Does anyone know if stimulus checks will be loaded to emarld card

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        • Steph

          Yes starting the 15th. My tax lady informed me yesterday.

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          • Elizabeth Bennett

            Did u pay ur fees from ur tax return. I am seeing different answers if u paid ur fee or got an advance

          • Jen

            It will go on emerald card the 15th

        • John L Bagley

          My name is John I’m 21 and live with my parents. I’m not a student but I’m working and earned over $12000 last year. My mom claimed me on her taxes because she did hers before I got all my W2s. Will I get a refund check?

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      • AnIta

        I’m disabled and working. I filed a tax return every year.i am head of household and claim only myself. My earned income was not even $5000. Why did I only get 450.00 of stimulus from the IRS?

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        • Lynard

          Hey doing I received my tax money on a MetaBank paycard would it be re upload on the same card I went to a taxt filing place

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      • James w Careau

        why did my stimulus check not get direct deposited with my wifes If my wife filed separately but used my ssn on her tax return? I tried to use the irs link to set up my direct deposit but it says that my ssn is on another persons return.

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      • Tyler Wunderlich

        I filied my taxes on h r block website for people with no income it says the federal government accepted my tax return for 2019 does that mean im getting a stimulus check

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      • Richard Keith Cassels

        I worked over 43 years now I get a social security disability check once a month and I would love to know where my stimulus check is because I have not received the first stimulus check yet.

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    • Barry Murphy

      How can I change my direct deposit info I have different bank since 2018 .I will not be able to file 2019 taxes for awhile .I am waiting for statement from IRS to be able to file.the stimulus checks will go out before I can file new info.

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      • Tammara Shy

        Go to the TurboTax website. They have at the bottom of the page a portal for registration with the IRS new direct deposit information. This is set up in conjunction with the IRS so it is 100% legitimate

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        • Rebecca

          I received stimulus money on emerald card that I had for last yrs taxes and it’s expired been trying to call before I even knew it would be deposited on there just in case cause noone was sure if would go onto emerald can’t get anyone to answer customer service..hrblock said have I cancel card then can come into office and issue a new one..but customer service busy..called ALOT

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          • Vera Joseph

            I recently moved but i filed my taxes before doing so. They mailed my check using my old address but i changed it at the post office and the clerk said they won’t forward it. What will happen to my stimulas check.

    • Got to mo

      I did my taxes from HR block my money was sent to my emerald card will.it be sent the same way

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    • Tim allen

      I need to know I have filed taxes for years though h and r block and made under ten thousand dollars me and my wife together and I have filed my older brother on my taxes because he’s disabled and he’s my older brother he’s 51 years old he get disability do I get a check for him to or not and I have a h and r block card but it’s not coming on it I got a text saying that the IRS is sending me a check on the 24 I don’t understand why they can’t put it on my card

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    • Deborah Ramirez

      My son is grown and gets a disability check. I am his payee. I also get social security. I got my check . why has he not get one.

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    • Helen

      When I received my ex-husband’s stimulus check for back child support well I get it on my card my credit card for back child support

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    • Christina faultersack

      Havent filed income taxes sence 2017, was out of work. Do I still get a stimulus check, my address and bank info have changed

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    • John R Keffer

      They took all of my first stimulus check and now they plan on it Again. Its not going to my ex oe daughter, its to payback Foster Care!!! Since I owe $18,000., they took the whole thing without me and my situation in mind (65yrs old and disabled) which makes it 3 times harder then anyone else to get thru this. Think the people who makes those kinds of decisions, sgould be taken out and SHOT!!! Because thats what they are doing to me….killung me!!!!

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  2. c melton

    what if when we filed we got the advanced loan and it went on a walmart money card but we don’t hv it anymore?

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    • The Beacon

      Doing a quick search, H&R Block has a frequently asked questions page about it and mentions that the US Treasury will be setting up a dedicated stimulus payment website where you can change your direct deposit information if needed. We’re not a tax preparer, though, so we can’t really say how that would work. Our recommendation would be to contact your tax preparer to get more guidance.

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      • Katina

        If taxes was directly deposited on an emerald card from h n r block will the stimulus be directly deposited on it as well?

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          • Kayla

            I have a rep payee for ssi where will my money go and can i do the direct deposit??

        • Naoma

          Im a surviving spouse recieving Social Security. due to my husbands death what do I need to do to get my stimulus check?

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          • Barbara

            My husband passed in Jan 2020. We filed joint taxes in 2019, will I receive $2400?

          • Teresa

            I have a brother who is in the county jail and he hasn’t filed his taxes for 2019 and he doesn’t have direct deposit and his address has changed from his last time he filed what can he do ? I’m his sister and could I possibly do this for him and if so how do I get his money for him on a card because he doesn’t have a bank account?

        • Shawn

          I got my return on my h@r block emerald card is that how I will receive my stemulus check

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          • Richard Gehrke

            I received my money via h&R Block to the emerald Card is that where my stimulus check will be sent?

          • Martine Coleman

            Will my stimulus be on my emerald card

          • Shana K Gillette

            Will I receive my stimulus check on my emerald card

        • Meg

          Did u find out about the emerald card? I was wondering that as well

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          • Tonya

            My spouse is on disabled ssi but owes back child support will he still get the stimulus check

          • Richard Gehrke

            No but there seems to be a lot of questions surrounding the emerald Card??but it is my understanding that that is where our stimulus money will go??again I haven’t heard anything pertaining to this from the government at all

          • Laurie White

            I have used h&r block for all my taxes will it come on my emerald card

        • Sean

          I’ve read from old posts that the bank they use creates a temporary account to move the money into and then they move it out and close the account. It may look like the bank will bounce it back and it will be mailed snail mail.

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          • Detrick

            I filed my taxes in 2018 and then again on April 1st using my walmart card account which has a routing and account number with green dot bank that i used both years with the IRS my check did not come today as some of my friends did with this type of account you usually get the funds pretty quick not sure why mine didnt come

        • Christopher Bellinger

          Absolutely not I myself was wondering this question I’ve done a lot of research so what happens is they’re going to be there mail you a check to your last known address and if you’re known address is not the same on your mailing and what IRS has I don’t know what to tell you I have that problem also they do not send me to the h&r block emerald card because it has to go to a bank account all emerald cards have the same account numbers they have separate debit card numbers so that’s the reason they’re not sending them to them same as in 2008 stimulus they’re supposed to be making it web portal for those of us that need to update for direct deposit they’ve been saying that for a few weeks now it’s not looking too promising

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          • Laurie White

            I have used h&r block for all my taxes will it come on my emerald card

        • Cassandra L Bryson

          So according to the H&R Block website, they do not have an answer about money going onto the Emerald card as of yet. They stated they will update the website on that question once they have covered it with the IRS.

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    • Tammy Craven

      I received my tax refund on my emerald card is this how I will receive the money the same way?

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  3. Larry Schwartz

    I am on disability and was told by irs not to file for past 8 years but i get ss disability direct deposit for 6 years and i get a 1099 every year do i still have to file

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    • The Beacon

      Larry, please contact a tax preparer or the IRS. We honestly don’t have answers for every individual person’s situation because tax law is extremely complicated. We wouldn’t want to give you the wrong advice.

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    • Jess

      No. It’s on the irs website and social security one too dear.

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    • Jenny M Portman

      I went to the get my payment link where I added my current account information and it’s stated it would go to my new card as intended but unfortunately that is not the case. It was actually sent to my old address which is wat I was so desperately trying to prevent cause it was a living nightmare at that place and I knew if they got a hold of my check that I probably wouldn’t get it. So when I went to pick it up it was opened and the man whom I once rented from had burned a hole in the numbers on the bottom of it making it uncashable. The police did nothing to help me stating that it’s a civil matter and now I have tried for nealy a week to get ahold of someone who can go me get a replacment check but getting nowhere. Can someone please tell me what to do?

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  4. R.HARMOn

    I’m filed and have already received my 2019 tax refund will I get the stimulus money ?? I dont recieve social security eother

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    • The Beacon

      According to the IRS you should, through the same method you received your refund. Either direct deposit or mail. If you used any other form like having your tax preparer put it on a card, please contact them for more information.

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      • Christine Parmigiani

        When my now ex and I did tax returns, we filed jointly and got our tax refund through the mail. Now I find out my ex-
        husband has $2400 in his bank account that used to be a joint bank account! Why did the IRS direct deposit $2400 into my ex’s bank account when we used to get our tax refund by mail? Now, I can’t get my half since my ex is not willing to transfer my half from his bank account to mine. Have I just lost my $1200? Why didn’t the IRS issue a joint check by mail, which is where my ex still lives and he would not have been able to cash it since my name would have been on it? I am very upset by this!

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  5. marylee

    i am a 40 yo female and currently am unemployed and have been since 2014 , i did not file a tax return for 2018 or 2019, my roomate claimed me as a dependant on his 2019 tax return, does the fact that he claimed me as a dependant make it so i will not receive the stimulus

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    • The Beacon

      Marylee, as I’ve explained to a few others, we only have what the IRS has said thus far and we’re not qualified to give tax advice about specific scenarios. I’d strongly recomment having your roommate contact the IRS or their tax preparer to find out what the two of you should do.

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  6. AmiAh

    Why should people who owe child support have their stimulus check reduced or taken away ESPECIALLY During This Pandemic Virus? Everyone is basically getting a stimulus check due to this Pandemic Virus, so to be honest people who owe child support SHOULDN’T have their stimulus check taken away from them when they are struggling just like the rest of us during this Pandemic Virus. I’m Just Stating A True Honest Fact. And I’m Sure ALOT OF PEOPLE WILL AGREE, If their not scared to admit it.

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    • Laura

      I totally agree if they are behind not giving them a stimulus check is not going to help the situation at all. I am sure they are struggling through this pandemic as well as everyone else

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      • Timothy

        Well in my situation my daughter is grown and her mother passed away and I’m on social security disability and they might take mine child support don’t care about nobody

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        • Dusan

          I agree this is not fair to the social security disability people who already has their benefits decreased to back support payments. My two are in their 40’s but my ex still receives payments from my disability. What are we supposed to do. We can’t change what happened in the past. The government continues to add interest every month on the child support. We have no way of catching it up. A friend of mines $8000.00 in back child support but because of the I interest they owe $52000.00. Most of it is interest not back child support. Especially when the children are grown with families of their own.

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          • Natalie

            Hi, I am in the same situation as your friend. I am a single woman and I work my butt off. I get paid 1$ more than minimum wage. I struggled in my younger years and I owe child support for 2 kids. They take 300$ from me every paycheck. I get paid every 2 weeks. They take my tax returns, and now they take the stimulous check. The child support has acquired so much interest I will never be able to pull myself out of debt. My son is 21 and my daughter is 12 . 52,000 on 1 child and 34,000 on the other. I work as a manager at a phone store and my paychecks are garnished, I work almost everyday for 9 hours a day just to get by. It’s sucks when u are doing everything right and U will NEVER get any tax returns or assistance or an opportunity to better my credit because I struggled in my younger years. I think I would rather have a felony on my record than have to know I will never be financially secure no matter how hard I work unless I marry a man with $. Not my M.O

        • Edward Schwartz

          I’m on SSI and my mother is my payee.her name is on card.she also is on ssi.and her name is on that 1 to.so would I be getting money on my card even though my moms name on it?

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      • Mom

        I didn’t think adults could be filed as defendants and it’s website states that defendants under 17 yr old get five hundred but adults get 1200 so that would be a totally different situation I’d like to know what you gone put tho please
        Child support is only if behind it may be taken if up to date obviously it wouldn’t be

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    • Kimberly A Burch

      i owe back support and i also have other children who live with me will child support take my (childrens) dependants money also because thatseems unjust in my eyes

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      • Cm

        This emerald card stimulus will cost Hrblock a lot of business if not deposited.

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    • Joe

      My step daughters biological loser owes 18,000 in back child support.. if my wife and I didn’t pay for her, we’d be thrown in jail for neglect. I feel like that money should be sent to the children affected by deadbeat so-called dad’s, not just not given at all. Put it toward the arrears…

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    • Justin Howard

      So I am behind on child support but have been making double payments for 2 yrs..my wife is self employed and not earning currently and 7 months pregnant. It’s already seized 2019 tax tefund for last year and we filed married so now the stimulous check we desperately need will be taking both my portion and hers for a few grand back child support for a child whom ive over the years paid already about 50000..not even sure wat to think or say or do at this point..seems very very unjust everyone needs it and the funny thing i had made plans with the ex to give her a part toward the child to help more

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    • Charles Galloway

      I do agree I pay may child support religiously I mean im a worker so i have to. I put a saw threw my knee several years ago an got behind sad part is is the interest is more than the childsupport irs can check my stubs I pay double childsupport to try to get caught up plus I have to carry insurance for her an me. I’m a worker it just would be wrong on so many levels to give my daughter her mom her husband all a check plus there get mine to like I’m in bad shape to I really am I have a five year that I raise on my own it would b so wrong

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    • Brian Hildreth

      I used to owe a lot of child support. I have a new wife and two kids at home. I pay my weekly payments on time and have for 4 years straight. They only take a small fraction per week to out towards my back child support. I’ve knocked down my back support by thousands and still put food on both tables. I won’t be receiving a stimulus check. I’m still being punished even though I’ve tried very hard to do the right thing.

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  7. Micheal

    How can I give my direct deposit information

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    • Christine Parmigiani

      The IRS direct deposited both my ex and my stimulus check for $2400 into what is now my ex’s single bank account. And we used to receive tax refunds by MAIL. So, why did the IRS direct deposit and now it appears I have lost my half, $1200, because it went into my ex’s bank account?!!!!!

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  8. Carlos Aguilera

    I recently just got out of prison and unemployed.how can i apply?

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  9. Angela Stinski

    My husband owes child support in another state and our son was born in Wisconsin. I’m on SSI and we filed taxes in 2018 and my husband claimed our son as a dependent. Do we get penalized for my husband owing child support or do myself and our son still get our stimulus relief money?

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    • Alysha d Schuyler

      If they dont give you a check because of child support, do they give it to who you owe it to?

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    • Fred

      No check for you!

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  10. Lucas bushke

    On the potal for updating direct deposit, can you use a PayPal account?

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  11. Will

    Will I get a stimulus check if I have a over due student loan?

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  12. Yvetta Lewis

    If your behind in child support will there money go towards there balance

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    • Ciara

      I keep trying to enter my bank infononnthe portal for the stimulus and they want my tax return for either 2018 0r 2019 and when input them in it keeps telling me it doesnt match there records on file what do I do

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  13. Carlos

    Hi my name is carlos I’m a U.S CITIZEN and did I filed my taxes on Jan 2020 am I getting stimulus check

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  14. Lexi

    I just had a baby in January and couldn’t claim him on my 2019 taxes , will I still get $500 for him ?

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    • Mason

      If you have 2017 filed will you still receive stimulus package?

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    • B

      I assume if he wasn’t filed on 2019s return then no, you would not.

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  15. Tina

    I am also in this situation except I’ve worked the last 3 months I’ve been out. I’m laid off now due to the virus. How does it work for our situation

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  16. Tina

    I got out of prison in Dec and have worked the entire time until I was laid off 2 weeks ago. I didn’t file taxes for either year so am I still able to receive the stimulus

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  17. Melvin br owN

    I had my refund sent to my post office will that slow things down on my stimulus check my email is [removed].

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    • The Beacon

      Melvin, I’ve removed your email address from your comment so you don’t get spam. From what we’ve been told the people who get their returns through direct deposit should get it automatically sent to the same information they provided on their returns. Since you didn’t provide that, the US Treasury will be putting together a website that will allow you to submit that information. More can be read here: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/economic-impact-payments-what-you-need-to-know

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      • Charles Galloway

        You don’t really think they really would take peoples checks during a pandemic like this for childsupport do u me an my son would be so screwed

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      • Jen

        Yes you will only people behind in child support get reduced or no check.

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  18. JessM

    Hi, I am unemployed and have been for about 8 years now. The last time i filed taxes was for 2011 and I lived at a different address. I live with and am supported financially by someone else now. I do not receive unemployment and am not on disability or anything like that. Am I eligible for a check and if so how should i expect to receive it? I can’t call and the only way to change my address is with a form that could apparently take 6 weeks to go through. Thanks!

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  19. Michelle Leshaye Barbine-Petty

    My husband owes back child support will me and my three kids still get our stimulus money they already took our taxes mines and his we filed injured spouse but has not heard anything back yet will they all of the money or just his part of the stimulus check

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    • TIFFANY GORES

      Annette Hernandez, a spokesperson for the Texas Attorney General’s Office Child Support Division said the state will send updated information to Washington make sure custodial parents get what they are owed.

      Kirk Leetzow, a tax advisor who runs Leetzow Tax Advisors LLC in Chandler, said Friday that the Treasury Department uses Social Security numbers to manage administrative offsets for debts such as past-due child support, so it will only take money from the non-custodial parent.

      Leetzow said that would remain the cases for couples who file jointly if one party owes child support. He said the new spouse would still receive his/her check, and their supplemental payments for any children they have together would also be

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  20. Skylar R Robinson

    Im a single mother of three the only income I’m receiving is child support …I have one noncustodial parent paying child support and the other noncustodial parent is not paying and is behind on payments ($3600)…problem is I don’t know he filed for his taxes or not ..will I still receive a stimulus check ?

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  21. Jonathan Davis

    Vote TRUMP 2020

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  22. Randy and Mary Kindall

    my son doesn’t have a checking account, can his check go to his paypal account?

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  23. Stacie Butcher

    People with social security representative payees do the representative payee stimulus check or does the client if the client does how do the clients make sure IRS has there direct deposit information if it’s different from representative payee

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  24. Brandon

    If I owe back child support and the IRS already took my federal income tax return will I be eligible for the stimulus check

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  25. KC

    My husband owes child support to his ex wife. We have 1 child together. Will they take the whole $2900 we are supposed to get for the stimulus check or will they just take his $1200 and we keep the amount for me and our child?

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  26. Sherwonna Brooks

    I had a tax preparer to do my taxes, will they have the check or will the IRS send it by mail?

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  27. Just me

    I think there is an overload of child support questions. As a mom who has not gotten child support in over 8 years, while he lives high on the hill, do you honestly think its fare? I work 60 hours a week to take care of my kids on my own since he wont help. I did not make them myself but I’m raising them myself… So, now, do you honestly think these parents who owe all this child support should get the full stimulas check? I dont want his money, I work, but I know some parents who could sure use it to feed the kids that they did NOT make on their own… Sorry, I’m not a mean person but someone has to be the voice for these kids!

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    • Michelle

      @just me, I completely understand where you are coming from. My ex owes over $45,000 in cs arrrars and does not file taxes. So I will not get this check. However, my current husband owes a few thousand in arrears. Not bc he didn’t make his scheduled payments for the past few years but bc at their divorce the Judge issued a few thousand. Since they had been separated for years prior to divorce and nothing was in writing, the judge has authority to add arrears if he feels more money should have been paid during those years. He and his ex had a verbal agreement and he paid what she was asking.
      I think it had something to do with an outstanding hospital bill but I digress. I work extremely hard for my family. My children are not my husband’s. I do not feel it’s fair that my children should suffer. We really need our portion of the money. Take my husband’s but don’t force other families into homelessness when we have nothing to do with that debt. That’s where many of us are coming from.

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      • TIFFANY GORES

        I am in the same boat through this pandemic I do not want his ex making money off of me and my child that had no part of their marriage. She gets $1200 a month which he never missed a payment she got $4400 last month with our tax return and to get this when we need help as well makes me nauseous, may I add she doesnt work and is remarried and the only reason he fell behind is due to a horrible car accident so 3 surgeries later and no work he ended up $12,000 behind

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    • Charles Galloway

      Some people actually work to honey he is a dead beat strait up. But we all arent like that we have a big part in our kids lives an I pay childsupport I only got behind cause I almost cut my leg off. Why should me an my son be homeless I think as long as we work an pay back an new childsupport we should have a break its crazy out here but the pieces of crab that pays nothing should be looked into

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    • Ashley

      My opinion on here may not be received well but I think the stimulus check should be taken from the parent that owes and given to the custodial parent! My ex husband is $48,000 behind in support. He has a “stayed” felony which means that the felony charge is on hold and if he doesn’t follow the support order they will suspend the stay agreement and charge him with a felony. He is constantly quitting jobs (where the support is garnished from check) and doesn’t pay the full amount or he skips months. He plays the system. He knows he has to be 3 months behind before they review his case and then he will make a payment. Not a full payment but enough for the courts to say “at least he made a payment. I have gone round and round with cs enforcement agency about this. If I were to decide not to financially take care of my kids, not feed them, clothe them etc, my kids would be taken from me so quick so why not the same for him. Now mind you, he is perfectly capable to work and make decent money. He left a $80,000/yr job and left the state to try to avoid paying cs. He now works minimal paying jobs so he doesn’t have to pay as much because he thinks the money is going to me. He is supposed to also pay health insurance and 1/2 of medical expenses which he doesn’t. So I ABSOLUTELY believe if the parent is in arrears the stimulus should go to the custodial parent!

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  28. James

    Majority of Americans owe child support but are not going to get no help from the stimulus if it’s all gonna be takin away,which is horribly unfair for Americans that are behind in child support payments that work hard to at least make payments.If this is truly to help Americans because of CoVid then help us!

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  29. Bobbiejo Rodriguez

    I have been getting Social Security Disability for 11 years so u haven’t had to file taxes. Will I still get a Stimulus Check?

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  30. Nicole

    My husband an I have already filled our 2019 taxes. Will the stimulus checks go on our emerald card since that’s what the irs put s our taxes on the reason I’m asking is my husband is laid off I’m not working we are behind on rent they are getting ready to cut our lights off an we have two small children. It’s hard when u don’t have any income at the moment cuz u can’t find a job do to the viruse. Please let me know

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  31. Christina

    My husband owes back child support from a previous marriage; will they take my part and my sons part away because of my husband owing?

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  32. Doris Burgess

    My husband died in July 2019. I filed a joint return as required by the IRS and notified them of his death. I have already received my refund which was deposited into my bank account. I know I should receive a stimulus check for myself but because this is based on 2019 returns, will my husband who was on that joint return also receive a check even though he had died in 2019?

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    • HeMlida Edwin

      Hello My husband and I don’t have a credit card yet so will it be able to go in my Jackson Hewitt card that I filed my tax with ?

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  33. Amerrae

    I did my taxes for 2019 through H&R Block but I also receive social security from my daughters father passing away. What card will my stimulus check be coming on?

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  34. ANGEL Dot

    So I’ve allowed my ex husband to carry out daughter on his taxes but she stays with me, will he get the money for her on his stimulus???

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    • Sheila A Baker

      Your ex will get the money she is claimed on his tax returns, not yours

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  35. Jonathan

    Hello, my name is Jonathan. I am 22 years old and have worked and filed my own taxes for the past 2 years. My mother claimed me as a dependent and I do not live with her. Will I be eligible for a stimulus check.

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  36. Ny

    I filed 2018 taxes and got my taxes back in my emarald card

    But I also receive ssi for one of my daughters in my personal direct deposit bank card chase bank.

    Will my money come on my ssi bank card or my emarald card

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  37. Name *Michelle

    I got my taxes done at h &r block will I get my stimulas on my card

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  38. Josiah

    Will my stimulus check be loaded on my emerald card

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  39. Sabrina Louden

    I have always filed my taxes with H&RBlock for me and my child and always got my refund back on my H&R Block Emerald card. Will they send mt stimulus check to my H&RBlock Emerald card?

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  40. Michelle

    What if you have 2 bank account on file from 2019 tax

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  41. TIna maichle

    I got my taxes deposited to a emerald card will my stimulus come on the emerald card

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  42. Edith

    I changed my address but I read in the IRS website that it can take from 4 to 6 weeks to change my address on their end so how will I get my stimulus check I can’t trust the people that live in my old address?

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  43. Edith Ruiz

    I moved from where I used to live and I a tried changing the address by phone but couldn’t do it and if I download the form and mail it it says on the IRS website it can take from 4 to 6 weeks to officially change it on their end so how will I get my stimulus check? Please Help will going to the post office be enough?

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    • Krysten

      Sign up for direct deposit

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  44. Helen Coco

    I am a surviving spouse I get a surviving spouse payment thru Va but no other incomne will I qualify for the stimulas check for covid?

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  45. Winona F. Daugherty

    I filed in 2018 and taxes went to bank account, for 2019 went on Emerald card, do I still need to update direct deposit info or is it still there from 2018? Would like clarification

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    • JCT

      Same thing 2018 bank account 2019 was to be bank account but H&R Block screwed up and put it on the emerald card.

      Reply
  46. Candy

    My daughter filed her taxes for the first time this year she’s 19 still in school and the tax preparer added me just to see if I could be claimed he looked on there and seen that I could not be and was supposed to take my name off after he seen that I could not be claimed they got to talking and now since he messed up the taxes he does not wanna fix it and if he does he wants her to pay him an extra hundred dollars and is really to take advantage of her because it’s her first time claiming taxes even went as far as to say that I got $500 and everything and I didn’t I was not cleaned at all it came out to be a zero all the way around. i’m just curious if I just need to have them amended

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    • Candy

      Sorry that was supposed to say claimed at all , towards the end of the paragraph.

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  47. Deborah A Barfield

    We paid our tax preparation fees out of our tax refund, so H&R Block did a Refund Transfer after they took their money they sent the remainder to our bank account by direct deposit. So, does that mean that the IRS does not have our direct deposit information?

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  48. Scott

    Does anybody have the new update if you get your stimulus check on your emerald card?

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  49. Tarsha

    Will my stimulus check be deposited onto my Jackson Hewitt serve card. And when will it be deposited

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  50. Jeremy

    Jackson Hewitt filed my taxes and I received my return on a Jackson Hewitt American Express Serve Card. I received an advance refund loan on a temp card then I received a permanent personalized card that the remaining balance of my return was direct deposited onto. Will the stimulus check be deposited onto my personalized Jackson Hewitt American Express Serve Card that I received my return on? It has a account and routing number for direct deposit from a employer?

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  51. Brittany Ash

    I filed my taxes with h and r block and I have no bank account. I got their emerald card will my stimulus parent come on my emerald card?

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  52. Kelly M Bakr

    I efiled with HR Block. I get refund direct deposited in my account at the bank.
    Will the stimulus be deposited the same way? Does HR Block send bank info to IRS

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  53. Ste

    I am 43 yes old , I filed my taxes online with TurboTax , I filed Head of Household with two dependents (13 & 15), and my return came on the Turbocard. My AGI was around 10500, am I eligible for the stimulus and if so where will it be sent? Direct deposit to the card account or will it come in mail?

    TI

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  54. Jerry

    The it’s kept my taxes for 2019 I have a emrald card since I owe back taxes will my check still go on my emrald card

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  55. Courtney

    So I have emerald card an got a advance will mine still go on my card or will I get a check?

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    • Celena brown

      Hello I live in eastpointe Michigan I filed my taxes for 2019 and my refund went on my Walmart card will I get my stimulus on this card too?

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  56. victoria

    i called my local hrblock and they stated that hr block updated it and stated to me that it doesnt matter if you recieved your refund advance or trasnfer it will be added to cards by the 15th and they got their information directly from the irs so im if nothing is showing up on pending deposits and people are sating the irs is unsure then why are we being told it will.

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    • Jermaine

      Yea that’s a bit weird maybe they will start pending tomorrow

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    • Jo

      Did you get the advance n do you have anything pending??

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  57. Joe

    Does anyone know if they determined if there goin put the money on the hnr block Emerald card if you got the advance

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  58. Victoria

    I have 2 kids under 16 .I am head of household and got the $1200 plus $500 for one child.My ex husband claims the other every year BUT he makes more than 100,000 per year.Will he receive the other $500 and if so can I fight that.The kids live full time with me ,he barely sees them!Thanks

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  59. Shanna D Defur

    I received the 1200 but didn’t get the 500 for my 15 yr old whom was claimed on my taxes every year even this year? Can anyone tell me why????

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    • Daniel Harris

      My tax refunds were sent to green dot bank by mistake inform of direct deposit, 2018 is the last direct deposit on record at green dot bank.
      so i don’t have an account with this bank. will my stimulus check be deposit into green dot bank?

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  60. Marcel

    SO THE IRS STATED THAT THE STIMULUS PAY WILL BE ADDED TO OUR EMERALD CARD NO MATTER IF WE HAD AN ADVANCE?

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  61. Jamie

    So if my husband owes back support have they now decided to punish me and my son and take our entire check and not just his 1,200.. I read on a court site that second families aren’t priority.. so my husband’s cheating ex girlfriend and her kids are more important then me and my son? That is completely unfair.. you can be a non citizen and get the stimulus check but I won’t because my husband has kids with someone else? I am owed 20,000 from my ex for past support but he makes too much money and I get nothing from that either.. they need to really stop punishing the entire family for back support that is being paid off week after week

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  62. Mara

    My son is 18 an receive SSI but I’m his payee will he get a stimulus check

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  63. Lettakaye

    The IRS sent my stimulus payment to the account information off of my 2017 tax return, NOT my 2018 or 2019. Also, the account listed on my 2017 return is actually H&R Blocks information because I received an advance and also elected to pay for their services out of my refund. Therefore, my refund was deposited to their account, and, in turn, deposited the remainder into my account. So, the IRS website says my stimulus was deposited on April 15, 2020. But my Emerald Card balance is still $0. When I called the Emerald Card automated system, it states that is was already delivered. Well, it wasn’t delivered to me!! What do I need to do? 😒😩

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  64. Chris Smith

    So I have a weird situation. I have two children and have sole custody of them. One whole year so far as of Easter last year. Just prior to easter last year their mother lived with me (for 6 years) and since I am SSI or ssdi (I think its ssi) I didnt file and let her claim them. She hasn’t lived with us for a year and from what I know hasn’t filed for 2019. I did however. I go to school too so I filed that. And that I claim the kids for 2019…but she had claimed them for 2018. I havent received anything yet as of 4-20-20. I have a feeling that she got the kids money and she shouldn’t have. We dont even know where she is at right now. Even when she left for another internet fling, she broke open the kids piggy banks and took a lot of things to try to sell. The courts ordered zero for child support because she didnt have a job. I’m not quite sure who to contact. I tried IRS..but the website says they are short handed and they have no phone number I can find or email for contacts.
    Any advice?

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  65. Tina

    My paypal accounts been closed almost a year but that’s where I sent my 2018 taxes. The money says on the Get My Payment that it’s being delivered 4/15/2020 it hasn’t changed on the site yet and I have no way in that account. What’s going to happen now

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  66. Ira

    I got an Emerald Advance in 2018 and never paid it I filed my taxes for 2019 and they took my refund towards the debt my stimulus payment is due to come on Wednesday I’m wondering if they will take my stimulus to pay the remainder balance?

    Reply
  67. Shanna T

    My stimulus check got sent to the wrong address due to my text prep putting the wrong door number on my paperwork went to the lady’s house and she shredded it wondering what I can do now to get my check since has been destroyed

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  68. Margaret Richardson

    My daughter stimulus was paid to child support last month she received a stimulus payment this month on SSI card what do you do

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  69. Mark Lane

    I filed my 2018 this yr n irs accepted it April 8th how come I havnt recived my refund or stimulus

    Reply

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