IRS Update to Prison Officials re Letter 4883C, 5071C, 6330C or 6331C Received by Incarcerated Persons

By |2021-04-19T19:40:44+00:00April 19th, 2021|Important Updates, News|

[This is the text of a letter from the IRS to Prison Officials, revised 4/1/21]

Dear Prison Official:

We are writing to update you about the Economic Impact Payments (EIPs) to incarcerated persons under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, Pub. L. No. 116-136, 134 Stat. 281 (March 27, 2020). The purpose of this notification is to advise you of the steps that should be taken to submit information to the IRS if the incarcerated person receives a 4883C, 5071C, 6330C or 6331C letter. These letters are sent to verify identity before we process the income tax return or issue a refund. (more…)

UPDATE: IRS Publishes Guidance on How to Obtain Stimulus Payments from Prison During 2021 Tax Season

By |2021-02-12T02:37:00+00:00February 10th, 2021|Important Updates, News|

On February 9, 2021, the IRS sent guidance to prison officials around the country explaining how people in prison can obtain their Recovery Rebate Credit (RRC) by filing a 2020 tax return (Form 1040). The “Recovery Rebate Credit” (RRC) is another name for the two rounds of stimulus payments that Congress allocated under the CARES Act and COVID-19 Tax Relief Act. People who have not yet received those payments, or who received less than what they believe they are entitled to, must file a 2020 tax return to obtain the payments now. (more…)

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