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Arizona ranks 15th in Emergency Payments
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26 May 2020   David A. Tucker, II

The IRS has released the figures of the opening weeks of the program.

The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today released updated state-by-state figures for Economic Impact Payments reflecting the opening weeks of the program.

“Economic Impact Payments have continued going out at a rapid rate to Americans across the country,” said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig. “We remind people to visit IRS.gov for the latest information, including answers to the most common questions we see surrounding the payments. We also continue to urge those who don’t normally have a filing requirement, including those with little or no income, that they can quickly register for the payments on IRS.gov.”

Among the 50 states receiving Federal Economic Impact Payments from the Department of Treasury, Arizona ranks 15th, with $5,573,167,261 distributed to over 3.2 million residents. The top states in the amount of aid received mirrored overall population numbers with retirees being slightly more likely than the general population to being receiving the emergency payments.

1. California $27,897,283,972

2. Texas $21,635,810,592

3. Florida $17,546,164,251

4. New York $15,034,060

5. Pennsylvania $10,594.406,088

15. Arizona $5,573,167,261

Millions of people who do not typically file a tax return are eligible to receive these payments. Payments are automatic for people who filed a tax return in 2018 or 2019, receive Social Security retirement, survivor or disability benefits (SSDI), Railroad Retirement benefits, as well as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Veterans Affairs beneficiaries who didn’t file a tax return in the last two years.

For those who don’t receive federal benefits and didn’t have a filing obligation in 2018 or 2019, the IRS continues to encourage them to visit the Non-Filer tool at IRS.gov so they can quickly register for Economic Impact Payments. People can continue to receive their payment throughout the year.

The IRS is seeing a variety of questions about Economic Impact Payments, ranging from eligibility to timing. These FAQs provide an overview and are updated frequently. Taxpayers should check the FAQs often for the latest additions; many common questions are answered on IRS.gov already, and more are being developed