BALTIMORE — If you didn’t receive your stimulus check, it could still be coming soon. The IRS said it’s playing catch-up with 50,000 people.
These are spouses who mistakenly had their portion of the economic impact payment diverted to pay for past due child support.
The catch-up payments will be issued by mid-September. They will be mailed as checks to any eligible spouse who submitted Form 8379, Injured Spouse Allocation, along with their 2019 federal income tax return, or in some cases, their 2018 return.
Spouses don’t need to take any action to get their money. The IRS will automatically issue the portion of the economic impact payment that was applied to the other spouse’s debt.
If spouses did not file Form 8379, Injured Spouse Allocation, and did not receive their portion of the EIP for the same reason, no action is needed. The IRS does not yet have a timeframe but will automatically issue the portion of the EIP that was applied to the other spouse's debt at a later date.
Affected taxpayers can check the status of their payment by using the IRS ‘Get My Payment’ tool.
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