Over 100 million people have already received their share of the $2 trillion stimulus package but millions more are still waiting. Not only that, but many also had problems with the money they did receive (or maybe didn’t). I would imagine the thousands of people I have heard from are just a small amount of those that are looking for answers. Now, the IRS has made it a bit easier.
Here is the IRS Number for Problems with Your Stimulus Check
This past weekend, the IRS staffed the their phone lines with 3,500 telephone reps to “answer some of the most common questions about Economic Impact Payments“.
The IRS Phone Number for Economic Impact Payments
This phone number is on the notice that had been sent out following the deposits of the money or the checks that had been sent out. The number to call is 800-919-9835. Do keep in mind that this phone number will likely have long wait times so try to be patient. Also, it is there to answer “common” questions so if you have a more complicated situation, realize that you may not receive the help you need.
You will go through an automated system first to try and answer your basic questions. If that does not work, you can stay on hold to speak to one of the 3,500 people.
Here Are Some Other Articles To Help
Before you call, you may want to check out some of the other articles I have written about the stimulus payments as well. Hopefully, they (or the comments and answers) may give you some help so you won’t have to help.
- Stimulus Money for SSI Recipients: What You Need to Know
- What Happens if You Didn’t Get Your Stimulus Money Yet?
- Here is When You Will Get Your Stimulus Check
- Stimulus Money Problems? Here is Why You May Not Have Received Your Money
- Is the IRS “Get My Payment” Tool Not Working? This May Help
I realize that the IRS line will not answer everyone’s situation (I have had some unique situations that people contacted me with so they are not all that easy!). But, I view it as a positive development that the IRS is trying to help answer people’s questions.
Millions Receiving Prepaid Debit Cards
For 4 million people who did not have their banking information with the IRS and had their returns processed by the Andover or Austin processing centers. These debit cards can be used to withdraw the cash or to use for spending. These are going out this week.