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March Reminders: Taxes and Stimulus Checks

1. Taxes are coming up!Click here for a few helpful tips.


2. Didn't get your third stimulus check? If you are eligible to receive the stimulus check and haven't yet seen it, here are a few things to note. First, most of you likely received it via direct deposit. If not, you may have been expecting a check to arrive in the mail. It's possible that instead of a check, it came in the form of a debit card. If you did get a card instead of a check, it's not a scam! The IRS refers to it as the Economic Impact Payment (EIP) Card. If you did in fact throw yours away thinking it was a well-designed scam, take heart - you can still get your money. Click here to go to the IRS' FAQ page that guides you through the process of recovering your card.


Here's part of what you'll see when clicking on that link:


"If your EIP card is lost or destroyed, you may request a free replacement through MetaBank® Customer Service. To request a replacement call 800-240-8100 (select your language and then select option 2 from main menu) and enter the last six digits of the Social Security number of the person who is listed first on your tax return.


EIP Cards are sponsored by the Treasury Department’s Bureau of the Fiscal Service, managed by Money Network Financial, LLC and issued by Treasury’s financial agent, MetaBank®, N.A. The EIP Card was sent in a white envelope with a return address of “Economic Impact Payment Card,” and displays the U.S. Department of the Treasury Seal. The card has the Visa name on the front and the issuing bank, MetaBank®, N.A. on the back. Information included with the EIP card explains that this is your Economic Impact Payment. If you have an Economic Impact Payment Card, visit EIPcard.com for more information."


Source: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/second-eip-faqs#howdoi

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