There’s still time to get your $1200 stimulus check. SO GET IT NOW$$$
Oct. 6, 2020 Courtesy AP
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A U.S. judge says the IRS can’t keep withholding coronavirus relief payments from incarcerated people, potentially clearing the way for at least 80,000 checks totaling more than $100 million to be sent to people behind bars across the United States. The ruling from U.S. District Judge Phyllis J. Hamilton late last month gives the IRS until Oct. 24 to reconsider the payments for those who were denied or had their money intercepted solely because of their incarceration. Incarcerated individuals are eligible for stimulus relief under the CARES Act, a law passed earlier this year by Congress to address the COVID-19 pandemic. Right now, this ruling permits inmates to apply for a stimulus check, formally referred to as an Economic Impact Payment (EIP), of up to $1,200 from the IRS.
The following information is provided courtesy of Denise Rock, Executive Director, Florida Cares Charity, Corp.
WHAT TO DO TO BEFORE NOVEMBER 4TH
1. Complete the blank 1040 form.
2. Include the address of the facility where you are incarcerated &
your ID#. Follow the example form exactly.
3. If you have a bank account, enter that information in the direct deposit
section, otherwise the check will be deposited into your canteen account.
4. Copy the cover letter below to be sent to the IRS to ensure your form will not get lost and to let the IRS knows why you are applying for your stimulus check.
5. Mail the completed IRS 1040 form and cover letter to this address:
Dept. of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, Austin, TX 73301-0002
Link to sample IRS form: https://drive.google.com/file/d/13NPhjcTVnf79gyIHUrYr7ZKURmBJ3KFv/view?usp=sharing. You only need to complete the highlighted sections as shown on this sample form.
Link to actual IRS form to be completed, signed and mailed to IRS: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1f-OsZv8XxE0kVNBOhs1Azmb_vWrM6OdB/view?usp=sharing
IRS COVER LETTER – HAND WRITE & INCLUDE WITH YOUR 1040 FORM
To whom it may concern:
Enclosed is my application for an Economic Impact Payment authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Pursuant to a preliminary injunction granted on September 24, 2020 by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in the action captioned Scholl et al. v. Mnuchin et al., No. 20-cv-05309-PJH, I am currently eligible to apply to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for this payment regardless of my incarcerated status. I am filing this claim before the deadline set by the IRS of November 4th, 2020. Thank you for your attention to this matter.
Once completed, mail the forms to your loved one. They should sign and mail to the IRS at: Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, Austin, TX 73301-0002. The IRS form must be postmarked by 10/30/20. Here is the link to the law firm handling the class actions full update as of the date of the last courts order: https://www.lieffcabraser.com/cares-act-relief/.
Florida Cares is available and open for any questions you may have and will include updates in their weekly update to interested families. Feel free to contact them at (561) 855-0833 or write them at P.O. Box 211174, West Palm Beach, FL 33421. They are dedicated to improving the lives of the incarcerated