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The EIP Card is being used by the Treasury Department and the IRS to deliver the third round of Economic Impact Payments as rapidly as possible. Read the press release at IRS.gov

Start using your EIP Card

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Your Economic Impact Payment Card (EIP Card) contains the money you are receiving under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, COVID-related Tax Relief Act of 2020 or the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The EIP Card is sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Bureau of the Fiscal Service as part of the US Debit Card Program. Now that you’ve received your Card, here’s how to activate and start using it.

Visit IRS.gov/EIP for more information on Economic Impact Payments.


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How to get started

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How to use your Card2

  • Shop anywhere Visa® Debit Cards are accepted: in-store, online or by phone, including paying bills3
  • Get cash back at the register with PIN debit purchases at participating merchants
  • Get cash surcharge-free at any in-network ATM - find one with the ATM Locator
  • Learn more about how and where to use your EIP Card in the FAQs
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How to get your balance

Your EIP Card provides you with quick and easy access

You can use your EIP Card to make purchases where Visa® Debit is accepted — in stores, online or by phone.

Access your stimulus payment with confidence

Your purchases are covered by Visa’s Zero Liability Policy4 so you’ll have peace of mind wherever you shop.

Put your EIP Card to good use

The EIP Card makes it easy to access your money for things like groceries, dining out, shopping for home essentials, or paying bills3.

1 Card must be activated by primary cardholder.
2Certain fees may be associated with the use of some transactions or services. Please see your Cardholder Agreement for more information.
3 Not all billers accept cards for payments. Please check the biller’s website.
4 Visa's Zero Liability policy covers U.S.-issued cards only and does not apply to ATM transactions, PIN transactions not processed by Visa, or certain commercial card transactions. Cardholder must notify issuer promptly of any unauthorized use. Consult issuer for additional details or click here to learn more.