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Thousands of Americans Still Owe Incentive Payments – Take Action NOW to Get Up to $500 Before Christmas

THOUSANDS of Americans still have cash, and some will have to take action to get it.

This applies to those eligible for Maryland’s “RELIEF Act” payments, which were passed in February.

Eligible Maryland residents who have not received stimulus checks must contact the state

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Eligible Maryland residents who have not received stimulus checks must contact the state

The incentive checks are worth $300 per person, while families can get up to $500 in aid.

A total of 422,531 Maryland residents were eligible for the state payments — according to the Comptroller’s Office, 98% of them received payments in February.

The payments are only available to those who have claimed the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) on their 2019 tax return.

Why didn’t you get a check?

The deadline for filing a tax return to receive the check was July 15, so it may be too late for some residents to qualify if they missed that date.

But as long as you meet the above requirements and you haven’t received payment, you can get a check.

A spokesperson for the Comptroller of Maryland told The Sun that as of Nov. 30, 7,811 of the payments sent had been refunded.

If you had a routing number on file, the state sent the money via direct deposit.

If that was undeliverable, the payments were then sent to the registered address, she added.

So if you still have to pay a check, the reason may be that you need to update your address.

How to claim?

If you believe you owe the state incentive payment, you should contact the state.

You can try calling their Taxpayer Services Division at 1-800-MD-TAXES (1-800-638-2937).

Once you verify information and update your address, the checks will be “issued immediately,” the spokesperson said.

It means that if you trade today, you should be able to receive your check before Christmas, or at least have it reissued.

The spokesperson added: “After about a year, if the taxpayer has not contacted us or if an updated address has not been provided, the money will be remitted at the end of the fiscal year to the undeliverable/undeliverable check fund of the state which is administered by the state treasurer. .”

She noted that Maryland will hold the money until “a claim for the money is filed and verified by our office.”

You can also enter your information on the state RELIEF Act portal to check the status and eligibility for the stimulus payments.

St. Louis residents will soon be able to apply for a $500 incentive check.

Also, a California city, Santa Ana, began delivering $300 visa debit cards this weekend.

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