Beware of COVID-19 stimulus payment scams

  • Congress approved the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) on March 27. This directs the IRS to issue COVID-19 stimulus payments to taxpayers; check the IRS Coronavirus Tax Relief pagefor updates. The Minnesota Department of Revenue does not have a role in issuing these federal payments.
  • Be on the lookout for potential fraud. The department and IRS will never call, text, or email you to verify your banking information for any stimulus payment or refund.