IRS Is Issuing Economic Impact Payments to Spouses That Are Due Child Support

The IRS is sending economic impact payments (EIPs) to individuals whose portion of the EIP was diverted to pay their spouse’s past-due child support.

stimulus checkApproximately 50,000 catch-up payments will be issued in early to mid-September. They will be mailed as checks to any eligible spouse who submitted Form 8379, Injured Spouse Allocation, along with their 2019 federal income tax return, or in some cases, their 2018 return. The IRS will automatically issue the portion of the EIP that was applied to the other spouse’s debt.

For individuals that didn’t file a Form 8379 and didn’t receive their EIP, they don’t need to take any action. The IRS will automatically send the portion of the EIP, but there is no set timeframe for issuance.

Affected taxpayers can check the status of their EIP on the Get My Payment tool.

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