Finance releases $3.4 million in additional stimulus payments

The Department of Finance (DOF) would like to inform the general public of the distribution of 2,131 stimulus checks, or additional Third Economic Impact Payments, amounting to $3,435,937.50.

This batch consists of additional $1,400.00 payments due to taxpayers based on a 2020 income tax return or amendment. Initially, third stimulus checks were based on the 2019 income tax return, thus taxpayers may have been entitled to additional funds based on the 2020 return.

As of this week, 635 notices have been mailed to taxpayers who have not yet received a third stimulus payment due to error or ineligibility. Taxpayers have been advised to resolve pending errors by December 23, 2021 in order to be processed for a payment by the December 31, 2021 deadline. Taxpayers may also claim the 2021 Recovery Rebate Credit to receive the third stimulus payment in the 2022 tax season.

The Division of Revenue & Taxation has also requested a batch of 837 new local stimulus cards amounting to $524,500 that should be arriving within the next 3-4 weeks. DRT will re-load 221 existing cards with additional funds based on 2020 return, amendments or corrections. The local stimulus is $500.00 per eligible person.

Due to government closures from December 6 to December 19, 2021, DRT is now operating on a limited basis. The Collections Branch, Cashier Section remains open from 7:30 a.m.- 3:30p.m.  Documents may be submitted via dropbox for processing when office operations are back to normal.

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