- Couples who filed their taxes jointly report that they received only half of their payment.
- The second part of the payment could be yet to come.
- The COVID relief law included $ 1,400 individual stimulus payments and $ 2,800 for couples.
Many couples who filed their taxes together report this week that they received only half of their payment, corresponding to the $ 2,800 per couple they would receive in the stimulus check, as part of the rescue package promoted by President Joe Biden.
According to King5, the second part of the payment could be yet to come. Users of a Facebook group called “Half Stimulus missing / Received Status” began to notice later this week that their banks are reporting that they have an outstanding deposit for the second half of their money (half of their spouse) the week coming.
Couples report having received only half a check payment: “It was a big shock”
It should be remembered that the COVID relief bill included $ 1,400 stimulus payments for Americans who filed individual claims, amounting to $ 75,000 a year. The payment of $ 2,800 was also contemplated for couples that amounted to $ 150,000. There is an additional $ 1,400 for all dependents.
“It was a huge shock when we thought we were going to get $ 4,200 and we only got $ 2,100,” Joshua Bair of Louisville, Kentucky, said this week. “According to the IRS, they have sent us the $ 5,600 that is owed to us. According to the bank, they have received $ 2,800 and there are no outstanding deposits, ”said Cassie Greaney of Payson, Arizona.
Check your status
The frustration generated that the users were organized through the Facebook group called “Half Stimulus missing / Received Status”, where more than 6 thousand registered users shared their complaints, doubts and pertinent information about the delivery of stimulus checks.
Know that if you filed your taxes jointly, one way to check is to go to the “get my payment” tool on the IRS website. First, check using the information requested for one of the spouses, and then check again for the other. You may find that the dates the IRS says it will deposit the money for each person are different.
Taxpayer complaints rain down
This, however, does not explain all cases of payments below the total amount that people expect. “Why did we only get $ 800?” Said a woman on the Facebook group who indicated that she and her husband should have received $ 4,200 for them and their son. “Does anyone else go through a similar situation? I see that many of you have at least half… not even half of ours! “
KPNX-TV in Phoenix said an IRS spokesperson did not confirm that some people were receiving half of their payments. Separately, an IRS spokesperson told WHAS-TV this week that the payments were coming out in batches and that people should be patient. TEGNA has tried to reach the IRS several times for clarification, but has been unable to obtain confirmation.
The IRS has not confirmed a formal delivery schedule
The IRS has not confirmed a formal delivery schedule. However, it is estimated that from the weekend of March 13 to March 19, direct deposits would be processed to those who have registered a bank account number in the IRS database. On March 16, the printing of the physical checks would begin. And between March 22-26, the printing of prepaid debit cards would begin.
However, it is important to remember that those who receive physical checks and prepaid debit cards must wait for the mailing time that is expected to last about two weeks, so the envelope could be reaching the payees during the first half of April.
Americans will have more time to prepare their taxes
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced Wednesday that it will extend the traditional deadline for filing tax returns from April 15 to May 17. The IRS said it would provide more guidance in the coming days. The measure provides breathing space for both taxpayers and the IRS to cope with the changes brought on by the pandemic.
“The IRS wants to continue to do everything possible to help taxpayers navigate the unusual circumstances related to the pandemic, while working on important tax administration responsibilities,” IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig said in a statement.
You do not need to take any action to take advantage of the new term
The decision postpones the time when individual taxpayers must file their return and the date of payment. The IRS said taxpayers who owe money will not face further penalties or interest if they pay by May 17. The new term also applies to natural persons who pay taxes as self-employed.
Taxpayers do not need to take any action to take advantage of the new deadline. Those who need more time after May 17 can request an extension until October 15. The new deadline does not apply to estimated tax payments due April 15; those continue to expire that day. With information from AP.
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