Your latest Economic Impact Payment may come on a prepaid debit card

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March 22, 2021

The Treasury Department and the IRS are issuing millions of Economic Impact Payments from the American Rescue Plan by prepaid debit card.

You could receive this latest payment on a debit card even if you received previous Economic Impact Payments by check.

Watch your mail carefully. The debit card arrives in a white envelope that prominently displays the U.S. Department of the Treasury seal. The prepaid debit card, called the Economic Impact Payment card, is issued by MetaBank®, N.A. The IRS does not determine who receives a card. Each mailing includes instructions on how to securely activate and use the card.