The IRS mailed approximately 9 million letters throughout the U.S. urging people to see if they are eligible for Economic Impact Payments. Just over 270,000 were mailed to Michigan residents. The letters went out to people who typically aren’t required to file federal income tax returns but may qualify for the government payment.
The letter includes information on eligibility criteria and directs people to the IRS website. An individual is likely eligible for an Economic Impact Payment if they are are U.S. citizen or resident alien, have a work-eligible Social Security number, and can’t be claimed as a dependent on someone else’s federal income tax return.
Economic Impact Payments are up to $1,200 for individuals and married couples can receive up to $2,400. Those with qualifying children who were under the age of 17 at the end of 2019 can get up to an additional $500 for each qualifying child.
To address fraud concerns, the IRS has included a copy of the letter on their website <HERE>.
Reporting for WGRT – Jessie Wiegand