Economic Stimulus: how it pertains to you.
Below you will find information surrounding the Economic Stimulus and how it pertains to you. There are links to sites that will help you receive your payment, and the information is broken down by category of employment/benefit.
Tax Return Filers
Click the link to learn how to “get my payment” if you haven’t already. The section titled “Filers: Get Your Payment” on the left side of the page (the first section if using a mobile device) helps with information regarding checking payment status, confirming payment type, and how to enter bank account information to receive your stimulus via direct deposit. Here is a bit of information you can expect to read:
Update your bank account or mailing address
- If we don’t have your direct deposit information from your 2018 or 2019 return – and we haven’t yet sent your payment – use the Get My Payment application to let us know where to send your direct deposit.
- 2019 Filers: We will send your payment using the information you provided with your 2019 tax return. You will not be able to change it.
- 2018 Filers: If you need to change your account information or mailing address, file your 2019 taxes electronically as soon as possible. That is the only way to let us know your new information.
Click the link below to input your payment information if you did NOT file a 2018 or 2019 federal income tax return. The website will provide information as to whether you SHOULD HAVE or SHOULD NOT HAVE filed a tax return. The section titled “Non-Filers” is located on the right side of the web page (the second section down if using a mobile device). This section is NOT for those who receive the following benefits:
Survivor Benefits or Railroad Retirement
Social Security/SSDI/Survivor Beneficiaries
For those who receive any of these benefits, the payment system has been updated and you should already be receiving the money. The IRS recently announced that individuals who receive Social Security, survivor or disability, and Railroad Retirement benefits have until noon on Wednesday, April 22, 2020, to use the online tool at irs.gov to receive the $500 stimulus payment per dependent child. The deadline only applies to certain individuals who were not required to file a 2018 or 2019 tax return but have dependent children under the age of 17 who qualify for the additional $500 stimulus payment.
The additional $600 per week in benefits that Congress authorized is scheduled to be sent out starting the week of April 20th. Click the link below to be directed to the Maine Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance FAQs (frequently asked questions) regarding COVID-19.