LOS ANGELES - Taxpayers who qualified for their share of the $2.3 billion relief fund reported varying experiences.
Some got their money direct deposited into their bank accounts. Plenty of others reported either an incorrect amount or no check at all.
Lori Sundey reached out to FOX 11 for help in fixing the IRS error. She received the $1200 she was promised but not the $500 she expected fo her 14-year-old son. The esthetician stopped working a month ago after California’s “Stay at Home” order.
She says, she’s no longer paying bills, so she needs the stimulus money to keep food on the table for her family. She tried to contact the IRS, but there’s no one taking calls. “I looked up how to correct this problem and there’s no way to correct bec. The IRS is closed, everything is closed, so there’s nobody to talk to.”
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19-year-old Sierra De La Houssaye tried to contact the IRS and her bank to straighten out what she believes is a clerical error.
“I had logged into my account on the irs, and the ending numbers on my account weren’t my account number ,saying it was delivered already and i never got it.”
She tried to call the IRS, emailed her bank, but no response from either.
She considers herself lucky. She lives with her parents and is still working at a fast food restaurant, but she still has bills to pay. She is a student at Moreno Valley College student, with the goal of becoming a social worker and child development teacher.
FOX 11 contacted the IRS through the media line, but got no response. But, apparently, stimulus check recipients should get a letter from the IRS within 15 days after the check was issued. The letter reportedly will include instructions to report issues.