Economic Impact Payments
We will need to know if you or members of your household received any Economic Impact Payments (EIPs) for 2021. These are more commonly known as Stimulus Payments.
The amount of the stimulus payments in 2021 was:
$1400 if Single
$2800 if Married, Filing Jointly
$1400 for each dependent
You should have received a letter from the IRS (Notice 1444-C). Please bring the letter to your interview appointment.
Income Phase Out
The EIP amount would have been reduced if your income on your 2019 or 2020 return was more than $75,000 ($150,000, if married filing jointly or $112,500 if filing as Head of Household.)
How the Payments Were Paid
The EIP might have been deposited directly to your bank account, you might have received a check, or you might have received a prepaid debit card called an "EIP card." In some cases, the EIP may have been paid in more than one installment.
How to Confirm the EIP You Received
Check your bank records. Most payments went out in April.
Did you receive IRS Notice CP-21C? If so, it might have said you did not get a payment, and why.
Check to see if IRS sent you a payment:
If you need more information, find the link to "Amount and Status of Your Payment" on that page.
You will need to create or view your account. The system will require that you confirm your identity with an authentication code texted to your cell phone or mailed to you by U.S. mail.
You may need to do this for both spouses, if filing Married Filing Jointly.
The system will tell you if the IRS sent you an EIP and the dates and method of each.
Once you know that, go back to your records to confirm that you received the EIP.
What to do if the EIP was not received (and you believe you should have gotten one)
If IRS says they sent you an EIP card, but it was lost, destroyed or stolen, call Metabank Customer Service at 800-240-8100 for assistance or replacement.
If IRS says they sent you a check or direct depostit, but you did not receive it, start a trace by calling IRS at 800-919-9835 or completing Form 3911, Taxpayer Statement Regarding Refund.
Note: A credit can be claimed on your 2021 return if you did not get the full amount to which you are entitled. That credit will be rejected if the IRS records show that you received full payment unless you start a trace for a lost or stolen check or direct deposit as described above.