Card or paper payments will arrive in plain white envelopes stamped by the US Department of the Treasury, so make sure you don’t throw them away.
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Even though the IRS asked people earlier this month to carefully check their mailboxes for the white envelope containing their stimulus check, it appears that some people still mistake them for spam.
For one thing, there are those who throw it away without checking the envelope carefully. There are also those who are not even waiting to receive it in the mail, since their first stimulus check was delivered by direct deposit and they hoped it would be the same this time.
Also, there are many older adults who are throwing away their envelopes without checking them properly.
On January 8, the IRS advised those who had not received direct deposit to check their mail for a paper check or a prepaid debit card.
Keep in mind that people who received their first stimulus check in the form of a paper check may not receive their second payment in the same form, and vice versa, the IRS said.
“To speed up the delivery of payments and reach as many people as possible as soon as possible, the Treasury Fiscal Services Office is sending payments by prepaid debit cardThe IRS said, according to WKBN.
However, those card or paper payments will arrive in plain white envelopes stamped by the US Department of the Treasury, so be sure not to throw them away.
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