The agency is working to address economic impact payments that were deposited into temporary bank accounts that people establish when obtaining advance tax refund loans or other products requiring temporary accounts, the agency said in a statement.
Approximately 100 million payments have been distributed by the agency using direct deposit, and it has begun sending out paper checks and prepaid debit cards to others, according to the statement.
People who use the IRS' payment tracking tool and see unfamiliar account numbers should not call the agency or their bank, but instead continue monitoring their accounts for the funds, the agency said. Relief legislation passed at the end of 2020 provided for one-time $600 payments for individuals, plus $600 for qualifying children.
--Additional reporting by Christopher Cole. Editing by Joyce Laskowski.
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