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Can I get my stimulus payment on a prepaid debit card since I don’t have a bank account?

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Maybe: The IRS sometimes distributes EIP payments on prepaid Visa cards to taxpayers without any banking information on file. The cards arrive in the mail from MetaBank, the Treasury’s financial agent, with instructions on how to activate and use the card.

No action is required by the taxpayer to receive a prepaid debit card. It is unclear how many taxpayers without bank information will receive cards vs. checks.

For more information, visit to read about who will receive their EIP via prepaid debit card.

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