The IRS has stated that automatic payments are now being rolled out. Taxpayers who filed tax returns for either 2019 or 2018 and chose direct deposit for their refund will automatically receive a payment of up to $1,200 for individuals, or $2,400 for married couples and $500 for each qualifying child. Most US adults with a Social Security number will receive a payment, as long as they aren’t claimed as dependents. The government is prioritizing the first payments toward low-income Americans and Social Security beneficiaries, according to Lisa Greene-Lewis, a certified public accountant at TurboTax. Taxpayers who opted to receive paper checks will be sent a payment once direct deposit
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