DRT releases additional 10,500 Economic Impact Payments

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The 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 40,000 EIP Program payments on Sunday and Monday, May 10 and May 11, 2020, respectively and another approximately 10,500 payments totaling about $20 million on Wednesday, May 13, 2020.

All checks were transmitted to the Treasurer of Guam for mailing with the last batch being transmitted on Thursday morning.

In the last week, DRT processed approximately $95.9 million in EIP Program payments. DRT is expected to process additional payments within this week.

All EIP checks processed in the last week were subject to garnishments for child support 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 has filed but 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 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.

As of May 16, 2020, DRT had launched its online version of the Guam Form EIP-NF, Economic Impact Payment for Non-filers Form.

Guam residents who meet the requirements for the Form EIP-NF are encouraged to register at the Individual Login Section of DRT’s website at www.myguamtax.com so that they can file the form online.

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/.

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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.

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