HARLINGEN, Texas – Rev Torres of the Texas Taxpayer Assistance Project says the IRS is to start issuing out some economic impact payments using a debit card instead of a check. 

Torres said the debit cards are being distributed to individuals that do not have their banking information on file with the IRS.

Rev Torres

“The card will arrive in a plain white envelope. Be aware because many people will think it is junk mail but it is not,” Torres said.

The Texas Taxpayer Assistance Project is a division of Texas RioGrande Legal Aid.

Rev Torres was a regular contributor on taxation issues when KHID 88.1 FM and KJJF 88.9 FM were running NPR programing in the Rio Grande Valley.

Now the stations are longer part of NPR, 88 FM radio presenter Mario Muñoz has moved over to The Rio Grande Guardian, with Torres joining him to offer expert tax advice.

Torres’ analysis has been in great demand since Congress announced it would be sending out stimulus checks to all American adults.

Readers and listeners that have questions about the economic impact payments can reach Torres via the web at TRLA.org or via telephone at 956-393-6213.

They can also submit questions to the Rio Grande Guardian by emailing [email protected].

Editor’s Note: The main image accompanying the above podcast shows a photo illustration produced by IStockPhoto/Epicard.


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