If you’re waiting for yourthrough , or an , the IRS has a free online tool you can use to get more information about your . While it’s extremely helpful for tracking your payment, there are some other benefits to the tool as well, including flagging a problem with your .
If any issue comes up with your stimulus check delivery, the tracker tool will be the IRS’ main way of communicating with you. Just keep in mind the information the tool provides can be hard to decipher at times. There are also certain ground rules to know about the limitations on the kind of info you will and won’t get from it. In addition, we point you toward a more granular tool to.
You might be interested to know that as of March 17, the IRS says it sent out more than 90 million and 150,000 paper checks. That means tens of millions more over the coming weeks. For more details, here’s the latest talk about a and where to learn about . This story is frequently updated.
IRS Get My Payment tool: Update schedule and what to know
The IRS tracking tool, called Get My Payment, is designed to share the status of your third stimulus check, which was approved as part of President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion relief package. To get the status of your third check, enter your Social Security number, date of birth, street address and ZIP code. The tool will then display a message with information about your payment.
What the tool will tell you:
- Whether the money was sent.
- The payment method ( or ).
- The date your stimulus money was issued.
- If it can’t yet determine your status — more below on error messages.
What Get My Payment won’t say:
The IRS doesn’t want you to call them if you have a payment problem. The agency says its representatives don’t have information beyond what’s shown in the tool.
Can I register for direct deposit using the Get My Payment tool?
If you don’t have aaccount already set up with the federal government, the IRS tool doesn’t have a feature to add it. That’s a departure from the first stimulus check.
However, the IRS FAQ for Get My Payment says you can provide banking information if the IRS is unable to deliver your payment. After your payment is returned to the IRS, you’ll be able to add your banking information in the tool.
With theand delaying processing returns, trying to with your 2020 tax return may not get you into the system quickly enough, especially now that the IRS and Treasury have .
What does the Need More Information message mean?
According to the IRS FAQ for the 2021 payment, a “Need More Information” message in the Get My Payment tool means your payment was returned because the US Postal Service wasn’t able to deliver it.
The FAQ says you’ll be able to have your payment reissued as aby providing a routing and account number for a bank account, a prepaid debit card (the card must be reloadable, the IRS said) or a financial service that has a routing and account number associated with it. The updated FAQ said you can also to receive your payment.
What if the tool says Payment Status Not Available?
Don’t be alarmed if the Get My Payment tool gives you a message that says “Payment Status Not Available.” You may see this message until your payment is processed, according to the IRS. So, you don’t have to do anything.
However, it could also mean you’re not eligible for a payment, according to the IRS. So you may want to and plug in your numbers in to see if you are due money.
What should I do if Get My Payment says the IRS sent me a third stimulus payment, but I didn’t receive it?
If the IRS’ online tool said the agency has issued your stimulus money, but you have no record of it in your bank account and it never arrived in your mailbox, you may need to. You’ll need to .
Do I need to hold on to the IRS letter confirming my third stimulus payment?
If the IRS issues you a stimulus check, it sends a notice by mail to your last known address within 15 days after making the payment, to confirm delivery. The letter contains information on when and how the payment was made and how to report it to the IRS if you didn’t receive your check. The letter is helpful if you. Here’s how to .
How can I track the status of my stimulus check if it’s being mailed to me?
If your third stimulus check is going out in the mail, the US Postal Service has a free app that notifies you when it’s about to deliver your stimulus money from the IRS. Called Informed Delivery, the mail-tracking service automatically scans your letters and alerts you as to when they’ll be delivered. Here’s more on to keep tabs on your payment.
What if I’m still missing money from the first or second stimulus check?
The IRS is no longer automatically sending out the first and second payments. If you believe you’re still owed money from either of those payment rounds, your best chance of claiming those funds is to file for the set up and check your IRS account for information on those two payments.as part of the . If you’re eligible, you’ll need to know the amount of money the IRS allotted you, which you can . The IRS said the updated Get My Payment tracker won’t give you information on the first and second checks. Instead, you need to
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