Trump Letter: IRS Notice 1444 EN-SP. Economic Stimulus Payment
The White House. Washington.
Notice Date: April 15, 2020
Notice Number 1444 (EN-SP)
Your Economic Impact Payment Has Arrived
My Fellow American:
Our great country is experiencing an unprecedented public health and economic challenge as a result of the global coronavirus pandemic. Our top priority is your health and safety. As we wage total war on this invisible enemy, we are also working around the clock to protect hardworking Americans like you from the consequences of the economic shutdown. We are fully committed to ensuring that you and your family have the support you need to get through this time.
On March 27, 2020, Congress passed with overwhelming bipartisan support the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), which I proudly signed into law. I want to thank the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate for working so quickly with my Administration to fast-track this $2.2 trillion in much-needed economic relief to the American people.
This includes fast and direct economic assistance to you.
I am pleased to notify you that as provided by the CARES Act, you are receiving an Economic Impact Payment of $1,200.00 by direct deposit. We hope this payment provides meaningful support to you during this period.
Every citizen should take tremendous pride in the selflessness, courage and compassion of our people. America’s drive, determination, innovation and sheer willpower have conquered every previous challenge—and they will conquer this one too. Just as we have before, America will triumph yet again—and rise to new heights of greatness.
We will do it together, as one nation, stronger than ever before.
President Donald J. Trump
For more information on your Economic Impact Payment, please visit IRS.gov/coronavirus or call 800-919-9835.
If your check was deposited into the wrong account and you were waiting for the letter for an update on how to proceed, don’t get too excited because this is all you get.
The IRS had earlier announced that a form letter would be sent to U.S. citizens eligible for the EIP (colloquially known as the “stimulus check”) in order to inform them of the fact that a payment had been sent their way.
From the IRS FAQs about stimulus payments:
“For security reasons, a letter about the Payment will be mailed to each recipient’s last known address within 15 days after the Payment is made. The letter will provide information on how the Payment was made and how to report any failure to receive the Payment.”
For many recipients, the letter arrived earlier that 15 days — by about a week.
UPDATE: On May 18 (Monday), the IRS announced that it is adding phone operators to answer Economic Impact Payment questions.
The Internal Revenue Service is starting to add 3,500 telephone representatives to answer some of the most common questions about Economic Impact Payments.
IRS telephone assistance and other services will remain limited, and answers for most of the common questions related to Economic Impact Payments are available on IRS.gov. The IRS anticipates bringing back additional assistors as state and local advisories permit.
Answers for most Economic Impact Payment questions are available on the automated message for people who call the phone number provided in the letter (Notice 1444). Those who need additional assistance at the conclusion of the message will have the option of talking to a telephone representative.
Americans are encouraged to use IRS.gov
The IRS regularly posts new and updated answers to the most frequently asked questions about Economic Impact Payments and the Get My Payment tool. Those who wish to know the status of their Economic Impact Payment are reminded to check Get My Payment regularly; the information is frequently updated as the IRS continues to process the remaining payments for delivery.
For those who are eligible for an Economic Impact Payment but aren’t required to file a tax return, the IRS reminds them the Non-Filers tool also remains available in English or Spanish for them to register for a payment.
Missing Payments: Lost, Stolen, Destroyed or Not Received
The IRS has added new information to this page:
If the check wasn’t cashed, you’ll receive a replacement check once the original check is canceled.
If your check was cashed by an unauthorized person, the Bureau of the Fiscal Service (BFS) will provide you with a claim package that includes a copy of the cashed check. Follow the instructions for completing the claim package. BFS will review your claim and the signature on the canceled check before determining whether they can issue you a replacement check. Call 855-868-0151.