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2021 incentive check: IRS says White House letter describing incentive payments is not a scam

CHICAGO (WLS) — The ABC7 I-Team has heard from several people who have received a letter from the White House about their incentive payment.

The letter will tell you how much money was spent for your stimulus payment and then tell you to visit a website for more information. But is this legit or a scam?

The letter even has President Joe Biden’s signature on it, and one viewer thought it might be part of some sort of settlement, but the IRS confirms it’s legitimate correspondence.

The IRS said the letter people receive in the mail is “Notice 1444-C.”

The tax authorities have issued a statement stating: “After each of the three Economic Impact Payments is issued, the IRS must send a message to the last known address of each recipient. The message does not provide information about the amount of the payment, how it was made, and how each payment should be reported. Some people may receive multiple notices on each payment, most people simply file the notice with their tax information and do not need to contact the IRS or take any further action.

“Here are some details about each report and what action some people may need to take.

Notice 1444, Your Economic Impact Payment. The IRS emailed this notice within 15 days of the first payment in 2020. Some people received another notice 1444 if the IRS corrected or issued more than one payment in the first round. Taxpayers who received a Notice 1444, but have not received their first payment, you should refer to the FAQ for instructions on what to do if their first payment is lost, stolen, destroyed or not received.People should submit this letter to the administration for the tax year 2020 keep.

“Knowledge 1444-A, you may need to act to claim your payment. The IRS mailed this letter last year to people who are not typically required to file a federal income tax return, but who may have been eligible for the first economic impact payment. who have not received a first and second economic impact payment or received less than the full amounts may be eligible for the 2020 Recovery Rebate Credit and must file a 2020 tax return even if they do not normally file a tax return.

Notice 1444-B, Your Second Economic Impact Payment. The law allowing the second payment gave the IRS more time to mail Notice 1444-B after the second payments were made. This means that people probably made their second payment several weeks before Notice 1444-B has arrived Taxpayers who have received Notice 1444-B but have not received the second payment should read the FAQs about what to do if their second payment is lost, stolen, destroyed, or not received. must keep this letter with tax year 2020 records.

Notice 1444-C, Your 2021 Economic Impact Payment. The IRS is sending this letter to people who have received a third Economic Impact Payment. People should keep this letter with their administration for the 2021 tax year.

“People should keep IRS notifications they receive about economic impact payments with other tax records. The IRS cannot issue replacement copies of these notifications. Taxpayers who do not have their notifications can view the amounts of their economic impact payments through their online account.”

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