‘Plus $500 Push’ for social security, railroad retirement, and veteran recipients

Department of Revenue and Taxation (PNC file photo)

The Guam Department of Revenue and Taxation (DRT) announced today that it is reminding the community that on July 3, 2020, it launched the “Plus $500 Push” Program for eligible federal benefit recipients and dependents.

“Plus $500 Push” Initiative

Guam DRT launched the “Plus $500 Push” for Social Security, Railroad Retirement, and Veterans Affairs recipients who have not already received their EIP Program payments and have not filed an income tax return or a non-filer form.

The Internal Revenue Service has provided to Guam DRT information on these recipients. Guam DRT will use that information to process payments.

$1,200 payments will be issued soon to these recipients, and in order to add the $500 per eligible child amount to these payments, Guam DRT needs the dependent information before the payments are issued.

Otherwise, their payment at this time will be $1,200 and, by law, the additional $500 per eligible child amount will be paid in association with a return filing for tax year 2020 which will be paid in 2021.

Social Security, Railroad Retirement, and Veterans Affairs federal program benefit recipients without qualifying dependents do not have to file the Form EIP-NF.

The deadline for filing Form EIP-NF for Social Security, Railroad Retirement, and Veterans Affairs federal benefit program recipients with qualifying dependents is no later than Friday, July 24, 2020. The Form EIP-NF must be filed online at Guam DRT’s website www.myguamtax.com.

If you miss this deadline, the additional amount will be paid when you file your 2020 tax return.

Economic Impact Payment Online Lookup Portal

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.