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Economic Impact stimulus payments

For questions regarding the Economic Impact stimulus program or to check the status of your payment, please visit the Internal Revenue Service's website: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/economic-impact-payments

If the "Get My Payment" tool is inaccessible, you may contact the IRS Economic Impact payment hotline at 1-800-919-9835. 

If you received a letter in the mail from IRS, known as Notice 1444, stating that your payment was sent but you did not receive it - please review your 2018 or 2019 returns to determine what address or bank account the payment may have been sent to. If you are still unable to locate the payment, please contact my Brookfield office at (262) 784-1111 or (800) 242-1119. Please note, I will require a completed 8821 Authorization Form from each taxpayer to whom the Notice 1444 was sent (or a copy of the death certificate if one spouse is no longer living).

Individuals who did not receive their payment and do not typically file a tax return have until November 21st to use the Non-Filers tool found at www.IRS.gov. The previous deadline was October 15th. 

Economic Impact Payment FAQ

No. If the IRS has determined that a taxpayer was not eligible for a payment based on the taxpayer’s 2018 tax return, and then the taxpayer files a 2019 tax return that shows eligibility, the IRS will not issue a payment in 2020 based on the 2019 tax return.  These taxpayers can claim amounts based on their 2020 tax returns in 2021 if they remain eligible for 2020.

No.  If an individual hadn’t filed a 2019 tax return or the return had not been processed at the time of the IRS determination, the IRS used the information from the individual’s 2018 tax return to issue the payment.

If an individual received a payment that is less than the full amount to which the individual is entitled, the individual will be able to claim an additional amount based on his or her 2020 tax return when the individual files it in 2021. When individuals file their 2020 tax return in 2021, they can refer to Notice 1444 and claim additional credits on the 2020 tax returns if they are eligible for them.

Assistance from Congressman Sensenbrenner with the IRS

I am often asked by constituents to assist in dealing with the Internal Revenue Service. Whether the request is to simply obtain more information about a tax filing, to find out what to do if you suspect you are the victem of identity theft or check on the status of a pending tax refund, I am happy to offer my assistance. Please note that due to the ongoing pandemic, many IRS tax return processing, examinations, appeals and customer assistance services are limited or have been suspended.  With this in mind, I may be limited in my ability to assist you until normal IRS operations resume. 

Regardless, if you need assistance in dealing with the Internal Revenue Service, please complete the 8821 Authorization Form. Please note, that if the tax return in question was filed jointly, I must receive a seperate authorization form from each filer. For assistance in completing this form, please review its instructions or contact my Brookfield office at (262) 784-1111 or (800) 242-1119. 

Where can I get IRS forms?

In recent years, the IRS has reduced the availability of tax forms that were previously sent to local libraries and post offices, as filers increasingly rely on software and professional tax services. In light of the difficulties that this can cause for those wishing to file a paper tax return, I request copies of the most common tax forms and instructions from the IRS. Should you wish to request tax forms from my office or if you have encountered difficulties with the IRS, please call my Brookfield office at 262-784-1111 or 800-242-1119.

Please note, while I only receive a limited quantity of tax forms and instructions from the IRS, all forms are available online at IRS.gov or by calling 1-800-829-3676. 

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Who can I talk to about problems like liens, back taxes, penalties, etc.?

The Taxpayer Advocate Service is an independent organization within the IRS that offers assistance to the public with the often-confusing process of resolving tax problems. Their 24-Hour Toll-Free Hotline is: 1-877-777-4778.

To schedule an in-person appointment at the Taxpayer Advocate Service office in Milwaukee or Madison, please click here.

For more information about the Taxpayer Advocate Service click here

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