DRT announces processing of additional 20,000 economic impact payments

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The Guam Department of Revenue and Taxation (DRT) announced today that after being activated in late March to process Economic Impact Payments (EIP) for Guam residents, the agency was able to process approximately 20,000 EIP over the weekend and another approximately 20,000 EIP on Monday.

The first set of payments that were processed represented approximately $38.9 million. The second set of payments represents approximately $37 million.

For this week, a total of $75.9 million has been processed.

The additional checks will be transmitted to the Treasurer of Guam (TOG) this afternoon for mailing. Garnishments for child support were made in line with what is required by the CARES Act.

Payments will be based on validly filed and processed 2019 Guam Individual Income Tax Returns. If an individual has not filed a 2019 Guam Individual Income Tax Return or if the individual filed and Guam DRT has not processed the individual’s 2019 Guam Individual Income Tax Return at the time of certification of EIP to be paid (but the individual has a validly filed and processed 2018 Guam Individual Income Tax Return), then Guam DRT shall determine payment based on the validly filed and processed 2018 Guam Individual Income Tax Return.

Residents of Guam should not use the non-filer portal on the IRS website. All Guam residents are required to file with the Guam Department of Revenue and Taxation.

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 any questions regarding the Guam EIP Program to guameip@revtax.guam.gov.

(DRT press release)

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