What to do if you’re still missing your stimulus payment

Heather Hickman, 44, could really use her stimulus payment right now.

“Every day I check the app, I check my bank account, and there is nothing there,” Hickman said.

Hickman recently learned that her car needs a new transmission, a cost she estimates to be around $2,000.

“No highway driving, can’t go over 60 mph, so that’s OK in town,” Hickman said. “There’s a little rumbling, but nothing the radio can’t solve.”

And, because Hickman spent her savings on a recent move, funds are especially low.

Hickman said she called the IRS and that a representative told her the stimulus payment is on hold because her 2019 tax filing, submitted before the CARES Act, required an addendum.

“I told them that I never received anything,” Hickman said. “And she said that I wouldn’t because there was no one in the office to send letters out to the people who actually need to do something for their tax return to be processed.”

Since learning that information, Hickman says she completed and mailed in the additional paperwork in, and that she is back to waiting.

The IRS says, “If you did not receive the full amount to which you believe you are entitled, you will be able to claim the additional amount when you file your 2020 tax return.

The deadline to file your 2019 taxes is July 15.

MORE: IRS – Economic Impact Payment Information Center

Reporter:Allison Gormly
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