The IRS has made 140 million stimulus payments as of May 18 and said it’s sending the millions of final payments due to prepaid debit cards. If you’re still waiting for your check, you can use the IRS’ online Get My Payment portal to see when you’ll get your payment. The US postal service also has a tool that will notify you of when your .as paper checks or
We’re going to explain what you need to know about the IRS’ Get My Payment tool to help you track your coronavirus relief money. And here’s more information about those , if you need a refresher.
One word of warning: Soon after it became available, the IRS’ Get My Payment app turned up. Now, CNET readers confirm that a fix to the IRS tracker website has made the tool much more streamlined. While still not perfect, it should work better at telling you more about your economic relief check.
Read on for more information about how it works. 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 unearthed status.
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.
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