The letter outlines how much money was issued for your stimulus payment and then tells you to visit a website for more information. But is this legitimate 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 scheme, but the IRS confirms it’s legitimate correspondence.
The IRS said the letter that people receive by mail is “Notice 1444-C.”
The Ministry of Taxation issued a statement saying “After each of the three economic impact payments is issued, the IRS is required to send a notice to each recipient’s last known address. The notice contains information about the amount of the payment, how it was made, and how to report any payment that was not.” Some people may receive multiple notifications about each payment.Most people will simply submit the notification along with their tax information and will not need to contact the IRS or take any further action.
“Here are some details about each message and what actions some people may need to take.
“Notice 1444, your financial impact payment. The IRS sent this notice within 15 days of the first payment being issued in 2020. Some people received a second notice 1444 if the IRS corrected or issued more than one payment in the first round. Taxpayers, who received a message 1444 but did not receive their first payment should review Frequently asked questions for instructions on what to do if their first payment is lost, stolen, damaged or not received. People should keep this letter with tax year 2020 registrations.
“Notice 1444-A that you may need to act to claim your payment. The IRS sent this letter last year to people who are typically not required to file federal income tax returns but who may have been eligible for the first financial impact payment. People who did not receive a first and second financial impact payment or received less than the full amounts may be eligible to claim the 2020 recovery rebate credit and must file a tax return for 2020, even though they do not normally file a tax return.
“Notice 1444-B, Your Second Payment for Economic Impact. The law approving the second payment gave the IRS more time to send Notice 1444-B after the second payment was issued. This means people are likely to have received their second payment. several weeks before notification 1444-B arrived Taxpayers who received notification 1444-B but did not receive the second payment must read Frequently asked questions about what to do if their second payment is lost, stolen, damaged or not received. People should keep this letter with tax year 2020 registrations.
“Notice 1444-C, Your 2021 Financial Impact Payment. The IRS is sending this letter to people who have received a third financial impact payment. People should keep this letter with tax year 2021 records.
“People should keep all IRS notices they receive about financial impact payments with other tax records. The IRS can not issue replacement copies of these notices. Taxpayers who do not have their notifications can see the amounts of their payments for financial impact through their online account.”
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