When the first round of stimulus checks was sent out this spring, some people noticed that the payment they received was less than what they had been promised.
While those who don’t usually file taxes were eligible for the payment, they had to send the Internal Revenue Service additional information about their dependents who are under the age of 17 to receive the full amount to which they were entitled.
Some did provide the information, but received a check that came up short.
The IRS is now fixing that problem.
Starting this week, the IRS is sending out the remaining money to those families. The agency says the money will be sent via direct deposit and by mail. Those who are getting it will receive it in the same way the first check was delivered.
The stimulus checks went out this spring as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold. They were authorized under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, and included up to $1,200 per individual or $2,400 per married couple who file jointly. Dependents under 17 were eligible for $500.
The problem came for those who are not required to file a tax return but used the IRS non-filer tool to provide information on their qualifying dependents.
According to the IRS, if a person entered their information in the non-filer tool before May 17 and did not get their dependent pay, they should have gotten a direct deposit payment on Wednesday.
Paper checks and debit cards, for those who received their payments that way, will be mailed out on Friday.
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