117 EIP checks processed

NO-FUSS FILING: Income tax supervisor Norma Jean Flores helps people file their taxes on the last day to file income tax returns. The income tax filing deadline was Oct. 15. Post file photo.

The Guam Department of Revenue and Taxation processed 238 Economic Impact Payment program payments, totaling about $ 328,174. 

Altogether, for the months of April 2020 through October 2020, DRT processed 82,032 EIP Program payments totaling about $144 million, according to a press release. This represents about 96.27% of the total funding received from the U.S. Treasury.

In line with the CARES Act, DRT will continue to process EIP Program payments through Dec. 31. Consistent with the IRS, Guam DRT urges all eligible non-filers to file their Forms EIP-NF as quickly as possible so that they will be able to receive their EIP Program payment.

Only those who filed their taxes by Oct. 15 will be able to get their EIP payments by the end of the year. 

Based on the EIP Program, a “validly filed and processed” Guam Individual Income Tax Return means that DRT is provided ample time to determine and validate eligibility. Anyone who files their 2018 or 2019 Guam Individual Income Tax Return after Oct. 15 will not be considered for the advanced EIP. However, these taxpayers may avail of the EIP upon filing of their 2020 Guam Individual Income Tax Return.

EIP for Non-Filers 

For those who don't file taxes, an EIP-NF document was required to have been filed by Oct. 15 in order to have a payment by Dec. 31. Anyone who files after Oct. 15 will be required to file their 2020 income tax return in order to receive a credit for the Economic Impact Payment.

Notices are sent to EIP recipients in line with the CARES Act. EIP recipients are encouraged to keep these notices so that when they file their 2020 return, they will be able to reconcile with that notice to claim additional credits should they be entitled.

For those taxpayers or non-filers who would like to check the status of their EIP Program payment, DRT has launched its EIP CARES Lookup Portal at www.myguamtax.com. Taxpayers/non-filers must register at the Individual Login section of the website in order to check on their payment status.

You can find DRT’s FAQ on the Guam EIP Program in the COVID-19 section of the DRT website at https://www.guamtax.com/.

DRT’s call center numbers are 635-1840/41/42/57 and 635-7603/04/06. Due to high call volumes, however, DRT recommends e-mailing general questions regarding the Guam EIP Program to guameip@revtax.guam.gov.

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