Sending Office: Honorable Troy Balderson
**Closing COB TODAY**
Please join me in sending a letter to IRS Commissioner Rettig and Treasury Secretary Mnuchin about the issues rural and low-income constituents face in accessing resources only available on IRS.gov. In my district, as is the case across the country, there
is poor to no broadband access in some areas. Tools such as the “Get My Payment” option on IRS.gov are only available online with no alternative for those without an internet connection. This means my rural constituents are unable to track their IRS economic
impact payments or update their banking and address information to ensure their stimulus payments reach them.
These are often the constituents most in need; they are the very people who cannot wait another until next filing season for support – they need help now and that is what we intended when we passed legislation creating these payments. Unfortunately, without
broadband access, our rural and low-income constituents are entirely cut off from the system intended to help them. There is currently no alternative method available for immediate support. My letter requests IRS address this issue and offers up three possible
solutions, including setting up a telephone hotline or allowing our district staff to input constituents’ data (an option my own caseworkers are ready and willing to undertake if only they are allowed).
If you have any questions, please reach out to Brittany Madni on my staff at firstname.lastname@example.org. To read and sign the letter, please use
this Google Form by COB today, April 29, 2020.
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