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EIP-Watch: 50,000 Injured Spouses are set to receive an EIP check

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The IRS will soon send catch-up EIP (Economic Impact Payment) checks to about 50,000 spouses whose portion of the stimulus was diverted to pay for past-due child support.
 
These catch-up payments are due to be issued sometime in mid-September. They will only be mailed as checks to any eligible spouse that submitted Form 8379, Injured Spouse Allocation, along with their 2019 federal income tax return, or in some cases, their 2018 return. There are no necessary actions to take in order to receive their money. The IRS will automatically issue their portion of the EIP that was applied to their spouse’s debt.
 
The IRS knows that some people did not file a Form 8379, Injured Spouse Allocation, and did not receive their portion of the EIP that was taken for child support. They ask that these individuals do not take any actions or submit a Form 8379 because their portion will be funded to them at a later date.
 
Affected taxpayers can check the status of their Payment by using the Get My Payment tool, available only on IRS.gov.
For more information, see the Receiving My Payment section of the Frequently Asked Questions in the Economic Payment Information Center on IRS.gov.