Questions and Answers about the Second Economic Impact Payment

Below are frequently asked questions about the second Economic Impact (Stimulus) Payment, separated by topic. Please do not call the IRS.

You can check the status of your payment with Get My Payment.

General Information

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When will the IRS start sending out the second round of economic impact payments (Second EIP)?

Will I receive a letter or notice from the IRS about my payment?

Will the Get My Payment online tool be available for me to check on my Second EIP?

Will I need to know the amount of my Second EIP when figuring the Recovery Rebate Credit on my 2020 tax return?


Who’s eligible for the second round of Economic Impact Payments? 

Will a deceased individual receive the payment?

Is an incarcerated individual eligible for the payment?

What is meant by an SSN that is valid for employment? 

If I filed a married filing joint return in 2019, do both my spouse and I need to have an SSN valid for employment to receive a payment?

Does my qualifying child need to have an SSN valid for employment or will an Adoption Taxpayer Identification Number (ATIN) or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) be accepted? 

Who’s considered a qualifying child?

If I live in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, will I get a payment if I’m eligible?

I’m a citizen or resident of one of the Freely Associated States (Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau). Am I eligible to receive a payment?

Do I qualify for the payment if I’m a resident alien?

Calculating The Payment 

How much will the second Economic Impact Payment be?

Requesting My Payment 

What do I need to do to get my payment?

I received the first payment after using the Non-Filer tool, do I need to do anything to receive this payment?

I’m a Social Security, Railroad Retirement, or Veterans benefit recipient, do I need to take any action?

Will the Non-Filers tool be available if I’m not required to file and didn’t use it before November 22, 2020?

Receiving My Payment

Will my payment be reduced or offset if I owe tax, have a payment agreement with the IRS, owe other Federal or state debt or owe money to other debt collectors?

Will my payment be offset if my spouse or I owe past-due child support?

Will my second payment be issued on a debit card (the EIP Card)?

If I received my first Economic Impact Payment on an EIP Card, will my second payment be deposited on that same EIP Card?


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