@garman22 "If I were the government, I would hire an outside agency to send these friggin payments out."
Isn't that what they did with debit cards? I'm still waiting for the fallout from clients who claimed $600 RRC and will be told the money is in the trash.
Two clients that were issued the debit cards for the second EIP never received them. I claimed the RRC for both and each just received the "Correction Notice" removing the RRC from the refund and they received their refund without the RRC.
Tried to get thru on the Priority line to see how to resolve this but got the "courtesy disconnect" all day.
They should have received a letter from the company that issued the cash cards telling the clients that they need to contact the company that issued the cards to get new cards sent out. Most folks probably pitched those letters too since it sounds like a scam. A big thank you to the Department of Treasury for making this whole process so trouble free. 😖
Speaking of trying to get through to a number that never answers:
I shouldn't post links to one of my favorite blogs every day, but it has had relevant stories for two days in a row. From now on, check it yourselves.
in the information under Payment Issued but Lost, Stolen, Destroyed or Not Received
you can enter $0 for EIP#2 - IRS will then initiate a payment trace. In the meantime, taxpayer will receive a letter the RRC was changed until the payment trace is completed. Once complete (and the EIP#2 was not cashed) an adjustment will be made.
I gave this information to my clients when they picked up their returns so they would know what to expect. A long drawn out wait but still hope to see the money.
I don't see anything at that link to IRS FAQ's about IRS initiating a payment trace based only on an amount entered for RRC on Form 1040. It seems to me that the taxpayer has to initiate the payment trace, and only after receiving a 1444 notice, which of course might also have been lost, mislaid or destroyed. What am I missing?
In the detail under
Payment Issued but Lost, Stolen, Destroyed or Not Received