Instead of constantly checking your bank account or mailbox to see if the IRS has sent youryet, we can show you how to use the IRS’ Get My Payment online portal to track the status of your relief check. You’ll just have to enter a bit of personal information and spend a few minutes online.
The Get My Payment app is the same tool that the IRS had been using to let people, but with that deadline passed, the portal now functions as a stimulus check tracker only. If you submitted your direct deposit information before May 13, you might still receive your money in your bank account. Otherwise, expect it in the mail as either a paper check or as a . As of May 22, the IRS has made 152 million payments — if you’re getting antsy wondering where yours is, here are or might not arrive at all.
After tracking your payment status with the IRS, you might also consider signing up for the US Postal Service app that will actually notify you, complete with a photo of your envelope.
The IRS’ Get My Payment app has been known to turn up. Many have been fixed, but if you run into trouble, it’s a good note to keep in mind. And if you’re wondering about a , here’s what we know so far. This story updates often with the latest news.
How to track the status and arrival of your stimulus check from the IRS
If you’re eligible for a check, the IRS lets you track your your payment schedule through its Get My Payment web portal. Some people have reported having trouble using the portal, and the IRS said it has significantly improved the Get My Payment app to help you set up and track the date of your stimulus payment.
1. Head to the IRS’ Get My Payment page and tap the blue Get My Payment button to check the status of your economic impact payment.
2. On the next page about authorized use, tap OK.
3. Now on the Get My Payment page, enter your Social Security number (SSN) or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN), your date of birth, your street address and your ZIP or postal code. Tap Continue.
On the next page, the portal will show your payment status, whether it’s been scheduled or if the service can’t yet determine your status.
How do I know if my check is in the mail?
In April, the IRS began transferring the first stimulus payments to the accounts of tens of millions of US residents who’ve. But not everyone gets an electronic transfer.
The Treasury Department said it’s sending 4 million Economic Impact Payment, or EIP, prepaid debit cards to some who qualify for a payment. You’re likely to get one if the government doesn’t have your banking information. For others, the IRS is sending checks in the mail. We’ve asked the US Treasury to clarify who gets a check and who gets debit card.
Till all the checks go out, the Get My Payment app can tell you when your payment will be issued and how. The IRS will also mail you letter about 15 days after it issues your payment, with information on the amount you received and how you received it.
How do I know that my status information is accurate and what if I get an error message?
Unfortunately, you may see confusing messages when using the status tool — so much so that the IRS explains common status messages in an FAQ. You may get a message if it’s impossible to determine your eligibility, for example, or your payment status is not available. We’re looking into it, but so far we’ve unearthedstatus.
The IRS once a day updates its status tracking information on who has and hasn’t received a payment.
You don’t need to sign up to receive stimulus money
To receive the stimulus payment, you may need toif you are normally required to. You can still do that now. .
Senior citizens, Social Security recipients, railroad retirees and other beneficiaries who typically aren’t required to file tax returns will not need to file one to receive a payment.
Again, the agency will mail a letter to a taxpayer’s last known address within 15 days after sending the payment. The letter will contain information on when and how the payment was made and how to report to the IRS if you didn’t receive your check.
For more on the stimulus checks, here’s. Here’s everything you need to know about the .
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