Don't Throw Out Your Stimulus Check (Or Prepaid Debit Card)
The IRS is reminding taxpayers that some Economic Impact Payments, sometimes called stimulus checks, are being sent by prepaid debit card. The debit cards arrive in a plain envelope from “Money Network Cardholder Services.”
In contrast, paper checks will be sent in a marked envelope from the U.S. Treasury.
Nearly 4 million people are being sent their Economic Impact Payment by prepaid debit card, instead of a paper check. Some taxpayers are tossing the cards, believing them to be junk mail.