A Message from our Chairman and CEO, Gary Head:
What to Expect with Government Stimulus Checks
Q: How do I register for my payment(s)?
A: There is no sign up for stimulus checks.
All tax payers will receive a check.
A social security number is the only qualifier.
There will be only one payment -it will not be made in installments
Q: What is the payment amount?
A: Around $1,200. Add $500 for each qualifying child under 16 years old.
Q: Will I get the full amount?
A: This is income dependent.
Single adults with a gross income of $75,000 or less will receive the full $1,200.
Married couples with no children will receive $2,400.
The payment begins to decrease by $5 for every extra $100 earned until it stops for
-singles earning $99,000 or
-married couples with no children earning $198,000.
Q: How do I determine my gross income?
A: You can find your adjusted gross income on Line 8b of the 2019 1040 federal tax return.
Haven't filed for 2019 yet? Your 2018 return will be used.
Haven't filed your 2018 taxes? We recommend filing those immediately.
Q: I am not typically required to file a tax return. Can I still receive my payment?
A: Yes. People who typically do not file a tax return will need to file a simple tax return to receive an economic impact payment.
Low-income taxpayers, senior citizens, Social Security recipients, some veterans
and individuals with disabilities who are otherwise not required to file a tax return will not owe tax.
Q: Ok, so I don't need to register. How will the check be sent?
A: If you e-filed your tax return, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) already has your bank account information.
Your check will be made via direct deposit.
If you did not e-file, you will receive a check.
Q: What if my bank account information or address has changed?
A: Signature Bank of Arkansas will make every effort to post any incoming payment to another account with your verified information.
If you have changed banks or addresses since your last tax return, create an account on
www.irs.gov or call 1-800-829-1040 to update your information.
Q: The IRS does not have my direct deposit information. What can I do?
A: In the coming weeks, Treasury plans to develop a web-based portal for individuals to provide their banking information to the IRS online,
so that individuals can receive payments immediately as opposed to checks in the mail.
Q: How long do I wait? Will there be any communication?
A: Expect the process to take up to three weeks from the date the bill was signed (3-27-2020).
A paper notice will come in the mail no later than a few weeks after your payment has been disbursed,
telling you where the payment went and in what form.
At this point, if you have not received your payment, you may contact the IRS.
Q: Will I receive a check if I am...
A: Receiving Social Security Retirement? -YES
Receiving Disability Payments? -YES
Eligible Unemployed? -YES
A Veteran? -YES
A US Citizen living abroad? -YES
Q: Do I have to pay income tax? What if I owe the IRS?
A: Income tax will not be charged on these stimulus payments.
Tax debt to the IRS is not considered, nor is student loan default.
If you are behind on child support payments, your payment could be garnished.
In Our Branches
Starting Tuesday, March 24, we are temporarily limiting our banking hours to 8 AM - 5 PM. Limiting face-to-face contact is a key component to slow the spread of COVID-19. This schedule will allow us to mobilize more Signature Bankers to work from home in accordance with recommendations made by our Governor and President.
As of Monday, March 16, building access is limited to Signature Bank employees. Our drive thrus will be open and properly staffed to care for customer needs. We appreciate your patience.
If you would like to make an appointment with a loan or mortgage officer, please call 877-888-8550. We will work with you on an arrangement in good keeping with social distancing recommendations.
We will continue to closely monitor the situation and evaluate additional measures to support our customers and communities as needs arise.
Consumer Alert: Price Gouging is Illegal!
The Arkansas Legislature passed Act 376 in 1997 prohibits businesses from price gouging during a state of emergency. The law prohibits businesses from charging more than 10 percent above the pre-disaster price of goods or services. The scope of the law is broad and is intended to cover anything that may be needed in the event of a state of emergency. Examples of items and services covered by the law include: food, fuel, water, flashlights, batteries, blankets, medicine, bandages and construction materials.
If you find examples of price gouging, you may report them to the Arkansas Attorney General's Office. The Attorney General can seek injunctive relief, restitution to consumers, costs, attorneys’ fees and civil penalties up to $10,000 per violation. Criminal sanctions may also apply to violators.
For information on fraud and scams appearing becuase of the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit signature.bank/fraud-alert.
How can we help you through COVID-19?
Signature Bank is dedicated to the health and safety of our customers and our employees.
Rest assured, we are here for you through these troubling times.
Amid ongoing concerns about the Coronavirus, COVID-19, Signature is closely monitoring the latest reports from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and has taken a number of precautionary measures for the health and safety of our customers and colleagues.
First and foremost, help us help you stay connected. Need to update your phone number or email address? Click here.
I wanted to personally reach out and share a few of the ways we are here to serve our customers as our community seeks to limit personal interactions:
Take Advantage of Online Banking Features
With online banking, you can access your account balance(s), reorder checks, pay bills, transfer money between accounts, and access bank statements.
Never signed up for online banking? We can fix you up! Click here to enroll.
Need to Open an Additional Account?
Within online banking, you can click "Open An Account" to open additional checking or savings accounts.
Take Advantage of Mobile Banking Features
Our mobile app, Signature2Go, brings all the convenience of online banking to your phone or tablet. Added bonus: you can deposit checks to your account by snapping photos with your smartphone.
Signature2Go is available in the App Store and Play Store. Click below to download.
Message and Data rates may apply.
Business Customer? Deposit Checks From Your Desk
Too many checks to upload through Mobile Deposit? Ask us about installing a complimentary Remote Deposit Capture (RDC) machine at your place of business. RDC can be a useful tool to save time and money by eliminating a trip to the bank from your daily to-do list.
For more information, simply reply to this email or contact Ryan Goens at email@example.com or 479-841-4932.
Use your Signature Bank debit card at any ATM in the United States. We refund ATM fees so you can get cash anywhere, even at other banks' machines.
Looking for an ATM near you? Click your city to explore nearby options:
Fayetteville | Springdale | Rogers | Bentonville | Brinkley
In Our Communities
The latest news of public facilities, activities, and businesses with closings or alternative schedules can be found here:
KNWA/4029 | Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | KARK4 | KAIT8
For additional information about COVID-19, get the latest report from the Centers for Disease Control at cdc.gov or the Arkansas Health Department website, healthy.arkansas.gov.
Know a child in need of a meal?
Arkansas' school districts and communities are stepping up to ensure no child goes hungry through this crisis. Follow the links for food resources in Northwest Arkansas and Brinkley.
Healthcare providers in Arkansas have made it possible for you to consult with healthcare professionals without leaving your home.
Arkansas Children's Symptom Checker | Mercy Symptom Checker | Online Screening with UAMS | Washington Regional Screening Clinic | Baptist Health Virtual Care
- Expect these services to ask questions such as:
- Have you traveled internationally within the past 14 days?
- Have you had contact with someone suspected or confirmed to have novel coronavirus (COVID-19)?
- Do you have a fever, cough, shortness of breath, or symptoms of a common cold or flu?
Don't forget to wash your hands often!
Experts recommend spending 20-30 seconds washing your hands. Looking for a great way to count the time? Turn your favorite song into a hand washing guide!
My favorite song is My Favorite Memory by Merle Haggard.
What's yours? https://washyourlyrics.com/
Always here for you,