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March 15, 2021: Message for U.S. Citizens – Economic Impact Payments from the American Rescue Plan
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March 15, 2021

U.S. citizens living in Kuwait may qualify for Economic Impact Payments from the American Rescue Plan.  The federal government strongly encourages federal benefit recipients to choose direct deposit.  If you have chosen direct deposit, payment will be automatically deposited into the same banking account used for your previous tax returns.  For more information on Direct Deposit see our December 21st message to U.S. citizens.

If the IRS does not have your current direct deposit information on file, payment checks may be mailed to the address on your most recent tax return.  Please visit this IRS webpage and use the “Get My Payment” function to check the status of your payment.

The Embassy does not anticipate receiving checks for U.S citizens for this third round of Economic Impact Payments To date, we have not received any checks from the second round of payments, and those checks appear to have been mailed directly to recipients.

If you did not receive any Economic Impact Payments or received less than the full amounts, you may qualify for Recovery Rebate Credit and must file a 2020 tax return to claim the credit even if you do not normally file.  See this IRS website for more information on how to claim your Recovery Rebate Credit.

Please visit the IRS Economic Impact Payments website for updated information regarding these payments and other tax information.

Contact:

U.S. Embassy Kuwait, American Citizen Services (ACS) Unit

Telephone: (+965) 2259-1001
Emergency Telephone: (+965) 2259-1001
Fax: (+965) 2538-0282
KuwaitACS@state.gov