Card instead of a check: the IRS has changed the way of sending of financial aid in connection with the coronavirus

The Department of the Treasury and the internal revenue Service (IRS) said that they will send Americans to the millions of payments of financial assistance in connection with the coronavirus with a prepaid debit card (prepaid cards) instead of checks. This writes the New York Post.

Карта вместо чека: IRS изменила способ отправки финпомощи в связи с коронавирусом

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Cards issued through the financial partner Why the IRS will allow recipients to withdraw funds at ATMs within the network, to make purchases and transfer funds to your Bank account without any fees.

“Department of Finance and the IRS are working at an unprecedented rate, issuing payments to American families. Prepaid card is safe, easy to use and allow us to quickly deliver the Americans their money, — said the head of the Department of Finance Steven Mnuchin. — Recipients can instantly activate and safe to use card”.

Prepaid cards can be used online, at ATMs or in retail stores that accept Visa. They also contain protecting consumers from fraud.

The Department of Finance has stated that it has already carried out more than 140 million payments worth $239 billion.

Why send the card to the recipient with instructions for their activation and use.

As previously wrote ForumDaily:

  • Federal payments in connection with the coronavirus will not be taxed.
  • If the government does not have the number of your direct Bank account, then some will have to wait for mailed checks until September.
  • According to the bailout package, there are categories of persons who, although the income doesn’t get help. They should be listed here.
  • The topic of governmental support is actively used by fraudsters. Their approach and ways to defend against them — the link.
  • April 15, the IRS has launched an online tool that will allow you to enter information about your account, track payment and get the money as soon as possible. Details about how to use it, read here.
  • After the commencement of payments, many have reported that when checking the payment status online, they found that the money was sent to the wrong account, including the dead.
  • The majority of Americans will receive Federal payments government assistance in connection with the coronavirus automatically, but there are several reasons why payment may be delayed.
  • 27 April it became known that the IRS has improved the tool for tracking payments in connection with the coronavirus: what has changed.
  • What to do if a tool the IRS Get My Payment sends an error message: a simple life hack.


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