Assistance available for 70,000 Utahns who haven't received stimulus check

How to get your stimulus check faster
Posted at 10:44 PM, Oct 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-13 00:44:15-04

SALT LAKE CITY — In Utah, 70,000 people still haven't received a stimulus check from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

The "Economic Impact Payment" was sent to most Americans who filed taxes in 2018 or 2019 and made under $99,000 a year (or a combined $198,000 for couples filing taxes together).

Individuals who made between $75,000 and $99,000 ($150,000 - $198,000 for couples) received a prorated amount.

Salt Lake City and the Utah State Tax Commission are holding open help sessions for those who are eligible but have not received or claimed their stimulus money.

The event started Monday and continues Tuesday and Wednesday, from 2-6 p.m. each day at Library Square, 210 E. 400 South in SLC.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) has people on site to help Utahns request the funds, even if they didn't file their taxes last year. Those who attend are asked to bring their driver's license or other government ID and social security numbers for everyone in their household.

VITA site coordinator Su Boddie said volunteers can also help with voter registration and filling out the 2020 census.

The deadline to request a stimulus check is Nov. 21.

Those who cannot attend the event in person can call the IRS help line at 1-800-919-9835. They can also find their closest VITA help site by calling 211 or 1-800-906-9887.