Direct Payments

Up to date FAQs and information from the IRS for both filers and non-filers, HERE

NEW RESOURCE: If you have questions or are experiencing difficulties receiving your Economic Impact Payment (EIP), the IRS has established a new hotline for questions: 800-919-9835

UPDATE: Treasury and the IRS are starting to send nearly 4 million Economic Impact Payments (EIPs) by prepaid debit card, instead of by paper check. EIP Card recipients can make purchases, get cash from in-network ATMs, and transfer funds to their personal bank account without incurring any fees. They can also check their card balance online, by mobile app, or by phone without incurring fees. The EIP Card can be used online, at ATMs, or at any retail location where Visa is accepted. More information about EIP Cards, here.

  • Individuals who have lost or destroyed their EIP Card may request a free replacement through MetaBank® Customer Service. The standard fee of $7.50 will be waived for the first reissuance of any EIP Card.  Any initial reissuance fee charged to a customer from an earlier date will be reversed. Individuals do not need to know their card number to request a replacement. Individuals may request a replacement by phone at 800-240-8100 (option 2 from main menu).

DIRECT PAYMENTS TO ARIZONA FAMILIES, per the CARES Act, will adhere to the guidelines below: 

  • All U.S. residents (anyone with a Social Security Number) with an adjusted gross income of up to $75,000 ($150,000 for married couples) will receive the full $1,200 rebate ($2,400 for married couples). Households with children will receive $500 per child.
  • The amount of the rebate check will taper down for incomes over $75,000 and individuals with incomes above $99,000 won’t get any amount. The amount of the rebate will taper down for couples filing jointly with incomes above $150,000 and those with incomes above $198,000 won’t receive any amount.
  • The above is true even for Americans who only receive Social Security (retirement or disability) or VA benefits, and those whose income comes entirely from Supplemental Security Income (SSI). 
    • However, if you have qualifying children under age 17 and you receive SSI or VA benefits but did not file a tax return in 2018 or 2019, the deadline has passed to enter your information to get $500 per child with your $1,200 payment. 
    • Visit https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/non-filers-enter-payment-info-here to enter this information. 
  • All U.S. residents with a Social Security number who filed a tax return in either 2019 or 2018 do not need to take any action in order to receive their rebate checks. Individuals who receive Social Security (retirement or disability) or railroad retirement benefits also do not need to take any action to receive their rebate checks. Other taxpayers who didn’t file in 2018 or 2019 such as veterans and those receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) should visit the IRS website for non-filers, HERE
  • For the latest information, please click HERE for the latest IRS update.

En Español:

  • Si recibe Seguridad de Ingreso Suplementario (SSI, por sus siglas en inglés), recibirá el Pago de estímulo económico (también conocido como el Pago de impacto económico), de $1,200 del Servicio de Impuestos Internos (IRS, por sus siglas en inglés) automáticamente – no tiene que hacer nada.
  • Pero si recibe SSI, no presentó una declaración de impuestos, y tiene un niño con derecho, la fecha límite (el 5 de mayo) ha pasado para recibir $500 por niño además de su pago de $1,200.
  • Si se le pasó la fecha límite del 5 de mayo, por favor visite IRS.gov/es para más información.
  • Para informarse mejor sobre cómo el Seguro Social continúa sirviendo al público durante este tiempo crítico, visite segurosocial.gov/coronavirus.

A resource guide with information for Social Security beneficiaries and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients related to the COVID-19 economic impact payments is available HERE.

For more information and resources regarding economic payments for Social Security and SSI recipients, click HERE.

To track the status of your stimulus payment, visit the IRS Get My Payment website, HERE

Information for non-filers, HERE.

To return an Economic Impact Payment (EIP):

If the payment was a paper check:

  • Write "Void" in the endorsement section on the back of the check.
  • Mail the voided Treasury check immediately to the IRS location listed below.
  • Don't staple, bend, or paper clip the check.
  • Include a note stating the reason for returning the check. 

If the payment was a paper check and you have cashed it, or if the payment was a direct deposit:

  • Submit a personal check, money order, etc., immediately to the IRS location listed below.
  • Write on the check/money order made payable to “U.S. Treasury” and write 2020EIP, and the taxpayer identification number (social security number, or individual taxpayer identification number) of the recipient of the check.
  • Include a brief explanation of the reason for returning the EIP.

IRS Location for Arizona Residents:

Fresno Internal Revenue Service
5045 E Butler Avenue
Fresno, CA 93888