Please see the copy below of the letter sent by the IRS to Prison Officials regarding the CARES Act Economic Impact Payments.

Dear Prison Official,

We are writing to update you about the Economic Impact Payments (EIP).

Unfortunately, some Debit Cards were sent to inmates:

If you can process – no action required

If unable to process Metabank debit cards, please return to our fiscal agent:

7007 North 97th Circle
Omaha, NE 68122

Once you return the debit card to Metabank, they will void the debit card and notify the Treasury Dept. The individual will need to file for a Recovery Rebate Credit (RRC) using a 2020 Form 1040 to receive a paper check. Information on the RRC can be found on or on this link:

Filing 1040 Tax Return to claim the Recovery Rebate Credit: If eligible, the inmates can claim the Recovery Rebate Credit when they file their 2020 tax return (Form 1040 or Form 1040-SR) electronically or on paper.

Electronically –
Paper –

When filing the 2020 tax return with RRC, please send returns to the IRS at the processing center address in the 1040 instructions.

If you have questions, please contact

Thank you,

Geoffrey Gerbore
IRS Manager