(NEXSTAR) – After millions of Americans received their incentive checks as part of the third round of economic impact payments on US government’s COVID-19, it may seem crazy to return the money.
So who would think of returning money for incentives? Those who may want to return their $ 1,400 incentive checks include people who fall into the following groups:
“Foreign foreigners” are not eligible for a $ 1,400 inspection incentive and must return the money, according to the IRS. The classification refers to non-US citizens who do not have a green card and have not been in the country for the required time.
However, non-US citizens with social security numbers who are not claimed to be dependent are entitled to a $ 1
False allegations on social media claim that the Biden administration will send illegal checks to immigrants in the country, according to the Associated Press. Although the fact-finding revealed that the rumors were largely untrue, as such immigrants did not have social security numbers, a small number who received social security numbers as part of a temporary work program may have suspended their visas and have received checks.
Cannot cash check
For another group of recipients, incentive checks cannot be cashed because the person whose name is on the check has died.
The third round of incentive checks was not to go to anyone who died before January 1, 2021, according to the IRS.
However, for some married recipients, they may have trouble cashing in an incentive that contains the names of both spouses. These people must return the check so that it can be reissued in the name of the surviving spouse on it according to IRS instructions.
I don’t want or need the money
The last group of recipients of incentive checks that can bring back an unexpected pandemic are those who feel a moral obligation to do so.
It’s unclear how many people may have sent their $ 1,400 checks back to the government after they arrived, but no Republicans have voted in favor, with many complaining about the price.
While the US bailout plan and its $ 1,400 verification incentives have received widespread support among voters on both sides of the political trail if anyone still wants to return their checks, the IRS has created a way to do so.
If the payment is by paper check:
- Type “Void” in the approval section on the back of the check.
- Send the canceled check immediately to the Treasury Department at the appropriate IRS location listed below.
- Do not pin, bend or pin the check.
- Include a brief explanation stating the reason for returning the check.
If the payment is on paper and you have cashed it, or if the payment is a direct deposit:
- Send a personal check, money order, etc. Immediately to the appropriate IRS location listed below.
- Write on the check / money transfer payable to the US Treasury Department and write 2020EIP, as well as the taxpayer identification number (social security number or individual taxpayer identification number) of the recipient of the check.
- Include a brief explanation of the reason for returning the EIP.
Here are the mailing addresses that will be used depending on your condition. See the IRS website for more information.
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