Important PSA - DO NOT fall for IRS stimulus check scams, they have already begun.
Please share with family and friends immediately. The elderly are particularly vulnerable to IRS scams.
Many Americans will receive money from the IRS in the coming weeks.
-Direct deposits or paper checks will be issued based on your 2018 or 2019 federal tax return preference.
-As long as you filed taxes in 2018 or 2019, or were claimed on someone’s taxes, you should not be contacted by the IRS for this stimulus.
-The IRS will WILL NOT call, text, email or knock on your door to verify information.
-The IRS DOES NOT issue money via PayPal, Venmo, Apple Pay, or other peer to peer payment methods.
-The IRS will NEVER issue money or request money via gift cards.
-If you receive mail or communication from the IRS that you genuinely think is legit, simply request a paper check and DO NOT give out any of your bank information or personal information such as a social security number.
Most of this information should be general IRS knowledge, not just pertaining to the stimulus.
Please refer to the IRS website for additional information or qualifications regarding the stimulus package.