Feds approve Economic Impact Payment plan, clearing the way for relief checks


The Department of Revenue and Taxation has announced that the Guam Economic Impact Payment (EIP) Implementation Plan has been approved by the IRS and the U.S. Treasury Department.

Guam has been waiting for this approval so that Rev and Tax could begin sending the one-time stimulus payments to island residents.

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DRT says all eligible Guam residents will receive their EIP (one-time stimulus) from Guam’s Rev & Tax Department, including SSA/RRB/VA/SSI recipients.

There’s still no set date as to when the payments will be mailed out. However, the Governor and the Director of Rev and Tax, Dafne Shimizu, previously said it could be as early as two weeks from the approval date.

The IRS previously approved Guam’s budget request for $134.8 million, equating to some 60,000-70,000 one-time checks for Guam residents.

Dafne Shimizu spoke to K57’s Patti Arroyo Tuesday morning about the approval from the Feds, click here to hear the full interview.

READ the release from DRT in FULL below:

The Guam Department of Revenue and Taxation (DRT) announced today that the Guam Economic Impact Payment (EIP) Implementation Plan has been approved by the Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Treasury.

Governor Lourdes A. Leon Guerrero and Lt. Governor Joshua F. Tenorio will visit DRT this week to thank the employees who have been activated to work on the processing of EIP payments. 

“Our administration is extremely grateful to President Trump, U.S. Secretary Mnuchin, IRS Commissioner Rettig, the teams at the IRS and the U.S. Treasury, and to our local DRT team for all their hard work to get this accomplished. Josh and I are so pleased that we will finally be able to make payments to our people – payments that they so greatly need at this time,” said Governor Leon Guerrero. “I want to thank everyone at DRT who has pushed so hard for this to get done. Our goal has always been to get people the cash they need as soon as possible, DRT understands that and is ready to get it done,” she said. 

“Our team has put in a lot of work to get this done,” said Director Dafne Mansapit-Shimizu. “As members of our community, DRT recognizes how important an issue this is for our people. We will do our best to take care of them and we look forward to paying out
these monies as soon as possible.” 

“The IRS and the U.S. Treasury are now working on providing the funding for the EIP. They are working to do this ASAP,” added Mansapit-Shimizu. 

All eligible Guam residents, including SSA/RRB/VA/SSI recipients will receive their EIP from Guam DRT.

DRT is the official agency responsible for administering and issuing guidance for Guam for the Guam EIP Program.

DRT’s call center numbers are 635-1840/41/42/57 and 635-7603/04/06.
Due to high call volumes, however