DRT to make first batch of All RISE payments; about $19M in checks to be processed

ALL RISE LINE: The line of cars waiting to get into the Department of Revenue and Taxation to file applications for the All RISE program stretched back to the post office in Barrigada on the first day of the All RISE application acceptance. Post staff

An estimated 18,000 “A” status applications for the federally funded All RISE program will be processed today and transmitted to the Treasurer of Guam for payment. 

The Department of Revenue and Taxation announced on Friday morning that the checks are for those applications filed Sept. 1 and represent an estimated $19 million. 

Executive Order No. 2021-18 authorized eligible applicants who successfully apply to receive $800 if they are individual filers and $1,600 if they are joint filers.

“A” status applications are those which meet all eligibility requirements and for which there were no errors, DRT officials said.

“This release follows the hundreds of millions of dollars processed and released by DRT in Economic Impact Payments and precedes the release of millions more in Child Tax Credit Payments,” Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero stated.

“I thank the people of Guam for their patience and thank the hard working employees at DRT that have withstood the criticisms and pressures that come with trying to get tens of millions of dollars responsibly into the hands of our people who need it most.”

As of 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, a total of 33,209 applications were received with 25,334, or about 76%, of them being filed online.

DRT is working to process all manual applications so that it can have a final tally of the total dollar amount associated with all applications. The application period for the All RISE Program will be ending at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 15.

Until then, DRT will be receiving applications as follows only:

1. Online at www.myguamtax.com

2. At the Income Tax Branch at DRT 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

Applications are processed on a first in first out basis and payment is based on eligibility criteria set forth in Executive Order No. 2021-18.

“From cash aid to providing supports in health and education, we will continue to focus resources to provide services to our people,” Lt. Gov. Josh Tenorio said. “Even more remarkable is the record-breaking number of applications online, helping to expedite processing of these payments. Thank you to DRT who have successfully implemented this program and who continue to process millions in aid to our people.”

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