Location: Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza
Event: Coronavirus Economic Impact Payment
U.S. citizens living overseas may qualify for the Coronavirus Economic Impact Payment program. Please visit the Internal Revenue Service Coronavirus Tax Relief site for the most up-to-date information regarding these payments and other tax information. The U.S. Embassy cannot answer tax or impact payment questions. Taxpayer questions should be directed to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS); a list of accountants can also be found on our website.
Be aware of possible scams. U.S. government agencies, including the IRS, are not sending unsolicited emails or phone messages seeking personal information or payments in order to send an economic impact payment more quickly. For more information see the IRS statement on coronavirus-related scams.
We encourage all U.S. citizens abroad to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive the latest updates.
Actions to Take:
- Encourage all U.S. citizens to enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and ensure you can be located in an emergency.
- Visit the Internal Revenue Service Coronavirus Tax Relief site for the most up-to-date information regarding economic impact payments and other tax information.
- Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information related to COVID-19.
- For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19, please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
- Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.
- Check with your airlines, cruise lines, or travel operators regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
- Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza.
- Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States.