How are they being delivered?

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will deposit your check into the direct deposit account you previously provided on your 2019 tax return. If you haven’t filed for 2019, then they would use your 2018 tax return information. If you did not use direct deposit for your tax return, the IRS will be sending you a paper check.

When are they being delivered?

The Stimulus checks are set to start being delivered the week of 4/13, but will take longer for the paper checks. There is NO WAY to speed up the delivery or the deposit of your stimulus check.

Information to Protect Against Fraud

  • The US Attorney and Better Business Bureau are urging you not to give out personal information over the phone. Don’t believe anyone contacting you over social media, text messages or email trying to help you get your check.
  • The IRS will never ask you to pay a fee for your stimulus check. A government agency will never request an advanced processing fee to receive you stimulus check.

Examples of Possible Fraud Attempts

The Better Business Bureau is already reporting that fraudsters are calling about COVID-19 relief. The fraudsters are suggesting that you might qualify for a special COVID-19 government grant and that it’s necessary to first verify your identity and your account information to make the deposit. This is NOT true, they will not call and require any personal information.

Other scam suggest that you can get more money from the government or get your stimulus check faster, if you share personal details and pay a small “processing fee.” Stimulus checks are free money from the government. You don’t need to spend money to receive your check. There are no short-cuts.

Conclusion

Please keep all personal information private! Remember that there is no way to speed up the process of the Stimulus checks and anybody calling/texting saying otherwise is attempting a scam.

For the most up to date information on Economic Stimulus checks, visit: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/economic-impact-payments

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