The IRs, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and the Bureau of the Fiscal Service are sending out the third round of Economic Impact Payments on a weekly basis. Why did some people get more than one notice about their stimulus check?
If you are among the people who received more than one notice from IRS about your Economic Impact Payment, you may be wondering why. Learn the details of each notice in this article.
After each of the three Economic Impact Payments that were issued, the IRS is required to mail a notice to each recipient's last known address that provides information about the amount of the payment, how it was made and how to report any payment that wasn't received.
According to the IRS, some people may have received multiple notices about each payment but the agency has informed that most people will simply have to file the notice with their tax records and won't need to contact the IRS or take any further action.
Here are some details about each notice and what action some people may need to take:
• Notice 1444, Your Economic Impact Payment. The IRS mailed this notice within 15 days after the first payment was issued in 2020. Some people received another Notice 1444 if the IRS corrected or issued more than one payment in the first round. Taxpayers who received a Notice 1444 but did not receive their first payment should review the IRS website for instructions on what to do if their first payment is lost, stolen, destroyed, or has not been received. People should keep this letter with the tax year 2020 records.
• Notice 1444-A, You May Need to Act to Claim Your Payment. The IRS mailed this letter last year to people who typically aren't required to file federal income tax returns but may have been eligible for the first Economic Impact Payment. People who didn't get a first and second Economic Impact Payment or got less than the full amounts may be eligible to claim the 2020 Recovery Rebate Credit and must file a 2020 tax return even if they don't usually file a tax return.
• Notice 1444-B, Your Second Economic Impact Payment. People likely received their second payment several weeks before Notice 1444-B arrived, but taxpayers who received the note and didn't receive the second payment should read the IRS website’s FAQs to find out what to do if their second payment is lost, stolen, destroyed, or has not been received. People should keep this letter with the tax year 2020 records.
• Notice 1444-C, Your 2021 Economic Impact Payment. The IRS is mailing this letter to people who received a third Economic Impact Payment. People should keep this letter with the tax year 2021 records.
People should keep any IRS notices they receive about Economic Impact Payments with other tax records for the IRS cannot issue replacement copies of these notices.
Taxpayers who don't have their notices can view the amounts of their Economic Impact Payments through their online account.