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Old 01-06-2021, 04:52 PM
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They have to be processed by hand, which will take longer. Not worried. Mail room wouldn't have taken them. They have given them an address to inquire, so there would be huge law suit otherwise.
Well not sure when they will get them cause middle of January they are starting regular tax returns i see what your saying but they sent them in in Oct my mans says no info available so they said if it says that he's gotta file when he comes home in April i guess
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Default Stimulus check...and bank accounts

after several months of my son and his fellow inmates being allowed to fill out paperwork for the first stimulus checks, he just got a paper saying that if they dont have a bank account, they dont get a check. he doesnt, and i havent been able to open one for him (even online) because they cant verify info with him (also, it went thru a credit agency which flagged it?). does anyone have any experience with this problem?
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Old 01-08-2021, 01:40 PM
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Yeah i figured it was to good to be true for the inmates to get the money unless they had the checks sent home when they filled out the paperwork im sorry this has happened to your loved one hope that you can get answers you need good luck
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after several months of my son and his fellow inmates being allowed to fill out paperwork for the first stimulus checks, he just got a paper saying that if they dont have a bank account, they dont get a check. he doesnt, and i havent been able to open one for him (even online) because they cant verify info with him (also, it went thru a credit agency which flagged it?). does anyone have any experience with this problem?
I would go online and look for the lawyers who brought the case to Federal Judge. There may be an email or something with the initial report.
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My husband filed on paper as we found out too late we could have done it on line. I don't think he has had a letter saying he needs a bank account. In his state the cheques are sent to inmate banking services and put on their books if they do not owe restitution or child support they should get the whole amount. However the IRS seem to be way behind processing the paper applications. Have you checked his status on the get my payment on the IRS web site?
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after several months of my son and his fellow inmates being allowed to fill out paperwork for the first stimulus checks, he just got a paper saying that if they dont have a bank account, they dont get a check. he doesnt, and i havent been able to open one for him (even online) because they cant verify info with him (also, it went thru a credit agency which flagged it?). does anyone have any experience with this problem?
When I got the first check, my wife was still incarcerated. I filled it out for her online as non-filer, put my bank account on it, and never had any issue. Her name was not on that account. It doesn't have to be in his name. If he owes child support, it will be intercepted on the first check. Many inmates had it sent to the facility and it was processed onto their books.
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I filed my son's online and the check went to his prison. A CO brought it to him to sign so they could deposit it into his canteen account
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My husband filed on paper as we found out too late we could have done it on line. I don't think he has had a letter saying he needs a bank account. In his state the cheques are sent to inmate banking services and put on their books if they do not owe restitution or child support they should get the whole amount. However the IRS seem to be way behind processing the paper applications. Have you checked his status on the get my payment on the IRS web site?
we thought it would be going to his inmate account also...the letter was just given to him yesterday, so i will go online and check his status and maybe call his counselor...? thanks for the ideas...
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I am WAAAY late to this discussion... Does anyone have a link to the paper aplication that I can pass on to my LO? And does nayone know the deadline for round two of the stimulus? We missed the first one... :-(
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I am WAAAY late to this discussion... Does anyone have a link to the paper aplication that I can pass on to my LO? And does nayone know the deadline for round two of the stimulus? We missed the first one... :-(
There is no paper application for the 2nd one like the first it closes today last round of checks will be mailed out today if he didn't get a check says he can get the money when he does the tax return
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What if he won't be filing a tax return?
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after several months of my son and his fellow inmates being allowed to fill out paperwork for the first stimulus checks, he just got a paper saying that if they dont have a bank account, they dont get a check. he doesnt, and i havent been able to open one for him (even online) because they cant verify info with him (also, it went thru a credit agency which flagged it?). does anyone have any experience with this problem?
I have opened a bank account at Capital One! It took less than 10 minutes.
You need the following:
1) The address of the prison (not a P.O.B.)
2) A mailing address (yours) so they can mail the debit card to you.
3) SSN#
4) A Cell Phone number (yours)
5) An email address (I suggest to open an email specifically for the inmate)

You get a routing number & an account number!

You can do the same with other "Online Only" banks like "Chime".
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I know of several current and former inmates that received stimulus payments. Relatives used the IRS get my payment tool to submit their information. At this point, perhaps the easiest way to get the payments would be to file a 2020 tax return (even if reporting no income) because the payments are structured as refundable tax credits. They would receive them as a tax refund. The additional benefit to this approach is that they would have current filing records so future payments could be mailed to a family member’s address.
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I filed my son's online at the IRS website, for non-filers. He already had a checking account, so I just filled in the information. He received the first check and received the second check on January 1st. We discussed filling out the paperwork and sending it off in the mail, but we both were not secure in his information going out "snail mail". In the address section, I made sure to list where he is incarcerated everything went off without a hitch. Good luck all.
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He got the first one added to his books after filing in October, but he hasn't received the second one and I think he would have received it by now....anyone else experiencing the same thing? I guess he should file 2020 tax return for the credit? thanks all
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There is no paper application for the 2nd one like the first it closes today last round of checks will be mailed out today if he didn't get a check says he can get the money when he does the tax return
Do you know if we should file a 1040 for them to do their taxes? Normally he wouldnt be filing taxes? If anyone knows how this works I would appreciate it.
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The speedy stimulus payments are based on federal tax filings, the remainder take more time to be distributed. Keeping current on his tax filings is definitely a good idea.
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Do you know if we should file a 1040 for them to do their taxes? Normally he wouldnt be filing taxes? If anyone knows how this works I would appreciate it.
Im not sure if you can fill out the 1040 there are places that he needs to sign the 1040 maybe you could send him the copy of the 1040 for him to fill out
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So, my LO's 2nd stimulus check ($600) arrived today. We're still waiting on his 1st payment ($1,200)?!? The people, at the IRS hotline, have suggested me filing a 3911 form (and including a copy of the POA he had drawn up for me) to trace that check.

Anyone have insights (or personal experience tips) to help me? I would appreciate any/all thoughts!
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Does anyone know if I should file a 1040 form for my friend now so that he can get his stimulus? We are late to this he just got moved to Fishkill and someone told him tht they got the stimulus. Now he is asking me to find out. any information would be helpful TIA
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If at all possible, I would suggest avoiding using the prison address or trying to direct deposit to any account controlled by the prison. If your LO owes restitution, it would be better to spread the deposits out to avoid tripping higher restitution payments with a lump sum. Giving the prison control of funds they have no right to control (unless you send it there) just opens up more possibilities for something to go wrong.
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My bro-in-law wants me to fill out a 1040 and send it to him to sign and then he'll mail it back for me to send to IRS. When filling out the 1040 should I enter his prison address or my address? Is it even necessary to mention he's been in prison the past 4 years? He's "suppose" to be getting out in March/April and would like to pick up the checks here.
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