50,000 ‘Catch-Up’ Stimulus Checks to Go Out in September, IRS Says
The IRS announced that about 50,000 people will be receiving stimulus checks in September.
The “catch-up” relief payments will go to those people whose initial Economic Impact Payment under the CARES Act was diverted to pay their spouse’s past-due child support.
The payments are expected to go out as checks in early-to-mid-September to recipients who filed Form 8379, Injured Spouse Allocation, along with their 2019 – and possibly 2018 – federal income tax return. For those people who didn’t fill out Form 8379 but also saw a portion of their stimulus money diverted to pay a spouse’s debt, the IRS says no action is necessary.
“The IRS does not yet have a time frame but will automatically issue the portion of the EIP that was applied to the other spouse’s debt at a later date,” the IRS said in a news release. Affected taxpayers can check the status of a pending stimulus check with the IRS Get My Payment tool.