There is so much going on and so much to keep up with. Let us help you weed through the information with updates for Economic Impact Payments and how to make sure you're on top of things!
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q - I checked the IRS for my stimulus check and it says my money was deposited into an account that is not mine. What is going on?
A - If you had your filing fee deducted from your refund when you originally filed your tax return, the account information the IRS has on file is the 3rd party bank, Meta Bank, that processes that fee.
It was a temporary account created and closed for the sole purpose of deducting the filing fee.
The 3rd party bank, Meta Bank, will be sending the stimulus money back to the IRS. Once the IRS has received the stimulus money, they should allow you to update your account information using the
04/21/2020 - Update
Many people are noticing the same wrong account information on the Get My Payment tracker. They have either been able to update their account information or not able to change anything but are being generated new deposit dates and with the wrong information. The deposit will not be made into that account, again. This is a nation-wide glitch. What we believe will happen based on question 30 of the FAQ section is that they will be sending out paper checks to the last address filed on your tax return.
** If you are given the opportunity to update the IRS with new account information, you may be asked for your Adjusted Gross Income or the amount of your refund as a way to verify your identity. These amounts can be found on your 1040 tax return which can be found on your copies that we provided during tax time. The Adjusted Gross Income amount can be found on line 8B and your refund amount can be found on line 21A.
Here are some news links for more insight:
Q - I only receive Social Security Income and haven't filed in awhile, do I need to file taxes to receive a stimulus check?
A - No! The IRS will use information they already have to generate the stimulus money. Read more here.
Q - I don't normally file taxes and I don't receive Social Security Income. How can I get a stimulus check?
**This portal is not for tax payers that HAVE filed a 2019 tax return and are looking to update their direct deposit or mailing information. That information is available here.
Q - How much will I get for the stimulus check?
A - The U.S. Treasury will disburse up to $1,200 per adult and $500 per child under age 17. Use a estimate calculator here.
Q - Do I need to hurry and file my 2019 to be eligible for the stimulus checks?
A - No! If you filed a 2018 tax return, you are okay. There's no need to rush anything. If you are needing to file back taxes, complete our form below!
Q - When is the deadline to file taxes, anyways?
A - The deadline to file tax returns, pay tax obligations, or file extensions has been extended to Wednesday, July 15, 2020.
Our secure portal service allows you to have access to your tax information and submit documents to our office at your convenience.
Upload files to our portal service. We will begin preparing your tax return. We will contact you about any questions we may have. You could potentially complete your tax return without having to actually come into our office.
Your tax documents will be saved on a secure cloud service that is accessible 24/7 and all year long! No need to request copies from our office or risk losing important documents.
If you would like us to send you the link to create your account, complete the form below!
If you would like to try your hand at filing your taxes yourself with an online service, look no further! This is our trusted and simple online filing service. The benefits of using our suggested online service include:
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*We are not liable for any information transmitted to the IRS or Oklahoma Tax Commission through this online service. All self-prepared tax returns are subject to the knowledge, review, and accuracy of the tax payer.
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