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Problems tracking your IRS stimulus check? Here are 10 possible reasons why

We found some possible explanations why the IRS' Get My Payment tool might not be working for you as intended...

https://www.cnet.com/personal-finance/problems-tracking-your-irs-stimulus-check-here-are-10-possible-reasons-why/

 

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Advice for Americans getting Stimulus payments   Q: What is an Economic Stimulus payment? A: It is money that the federal government will send to taxpayers. Q: Where will the governme

Well then, she can kiss the new scooter goodbye.

Our stimulus checks are pending in our account, are set to post on. Jan 4

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enoonmai
15 hours ago, wondersailor said:

Only those with a social security number are eligible. If you have a number you should get a check unless you made over $75,000 last year. Period. If your spouse does not have a number, you will not get money for her. If you have children who have been registered with the US Embassy, they will have a social security number and are eligible for $500 per child.

IF you filed "married, filing jointly" and IF your spouse does not have a SS # no one in the family is eligible for a stimulus check. This was the same policy in 2008.

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7 hours ago, enoonmai said:

IF you filed "married, filing jointly" and IF your spouse does not have a SS # no one in the family is eligible for a stimulus check. This was the same policy in 2008.

What "policy" in 2008 and who says it is the same?

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enoonmai
7 hours ago, wondersailor said:

What "policy" in 2008 and who says it is the same?

The "policy" in 2008 was the same, if you filed a joint return with a spouse not having a SSN they are not eligible. 

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All the websites related to receiving a $1200. stimulus paper check in a foreign country are dysfunctional (they glitch) and emailing the IRS, State senator or congress-person, embassy in Manila gets nothing >.. absolutely nothing, trust me on that one !

I'm a fair-to-middling problem solver, but I'm stymied with this situation here -

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7 hours ago, enoonmai said:

The "policy" in 2008 was the same, if you filed a joint return with a spouse not having a SSN they are not eligible.

To clarify, you are saying that an American citizen was refused a stimulus check for himself because his wife was not a legal citizen of the US? That he was treated as an alien as well? That would be a double slap in the face. 

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5 hours ago, Beserker101 said:

All the websites related to receiving a $1200. stimulus paper check in a foreign country are dysfunctional (they glitch) and emailing the IRS, State senator or congress-person, embassy in Manila gets nothing >.. absolutely nothing, trust me on that one !

I'm a fair-to-middling problem solver, but I'm stymied with this situation here -

That's been my experience on the web, I new better than to expect anything from stateside officials. Manila SSS is not responding to anything, and both the IRS and SSS web portals have zilch info on that contingency. Was hoping someone here might be enlightened, but I guess not.

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did find this on a South American expat site for what it is worth.

"Can I receive the stimulus payment in a foreign bank account?

It’s not clear if Americans abroad can receive their economic impact payment deposited into a foreign bank account.  I would lean towards probably not, but will try to confirm that once there is clearer guidance from the IRS.

It does appear that the account needs to have both an account number and routing number, so that would seem to indicate you can’t unless your bank has some special relationship and a routing number in the US (routing numbers are a US thing and not equivalent to a SWIFT code you usually need for international transfers)."

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enoonmai
1 hour ago, wondersailor said:

To clarify, you are saying that an American citizen was refused a stimulus check for himself because his wife was not a legal citizen of the US? That he was treated as an alien as well? That would be a double slap in the face. 

If you file a joint return and either spouse does not have a SSN the other spouse and any dependant included on the return are ineligible. Given that the ITIN was established in 1996 to facilitate paying taxes it seems insane.

 

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Please keep the stories about lawsuits against the Federal Government and/or the President (politics) out of this thread. 

If members want to discuss political decisions that are being challenged. They should do it in the CR.

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10 hours ago, redboy said:

That's been my experience on the web, I new better than to expect anything from stateside officials. Manila SSS is not responding to anything, and both the IRS and SSS web portals have zilch info on that contingency. Was hoping someone here might be enlightened, but I guess not.

 

I woke to an offer from MyExpatTaxes, they say they can retrieve the 1200. for a fee .

-Seen that coming lol .... need to research- fee = 150 Euros +

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1 hour ago, Beserker101 said:

 

I woke to an offer from MyExpatTaxes, they say they can retrieve the 1200. for a fee .

-Seen that coming lol .... need to research- fee = 150 Euros +

Had a look at their website - don't understand why someone working with US Expats would be charging in Euros?  But further research indicates they are based in Germany, have been registered for less than a year.  I think I would be looking for verifiable references before they got my hard-earned.

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1 hour ago, Beserker101 said:

 

I woke to an offer from MyExpatTaxes, they say they can retrieve the 1200. for a fee .

-Seen that coming lol .... need to research- fee = 150 Euros +

there is no need to use third party help to get your payment, its a scam no doubt, they are just feeding into your frustration about lack of info.

FYI the social security web portal just released another document today, which gives specific info for those seeking their payments for both filers and non filers of taxes, but nothing specific per getting a deposit to a foreign bank or getting a check sent to a foreign country. only restating that if you are a citizen on social security without dependents you do not need to do anything.

https://www.ssa.gov/coronavirus/

 

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HeyMike

So, I got stimulated today through my social security information, not through any income tax filings. Sadly, my wife got no stimulation as of yet. She did file a non-filer form on the irs website. Hopefully, that will be enough to get her stimulated.

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