Are you waiting for your 90 million , the IRS announced, and 150,000 paper checks mailed out. That means tens of millions more over the coming weeks.to arrive through , or ? As of Wednesday, there were
If you’re waiting for your, we’ll explain what you need to know about tracking your payment with the IRS tool online — including what it will and won’t tell you.
In addition, if any issue comes up with your stimulus check delivery, the tracker tool will be the IRS’ main way of communicating with you. Here’s everything you need to know below. For more details, here’s the latest talk about a, and here’s where to brush up on . This story was recently updated.
IRS Get My Payment tracker: Update schedule and other things to know
The IRS tracking tool, called Get My Payment, is designed to share the status of your third stimulus check. To get the status of the third check, enter your Social Security number, date of birth, street address and ZIP code. Then the tool will display a message with information about your check.
What the tool will tell you:
- Whether the payment 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 if you have a payment problem. The agency has said its representatives don’t have information beyond what’s in the tool.
Can I sign up 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 will 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 it mean if the status says ‘Need More Information’?
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 was unable to deliver it.
The FAQ says you will 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 does ‘Payment Status Not Available’ mean?
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 are 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.
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 the mail or in your bank account and it never arrived in your mailbox, you may need to. It’s handy if you also .
Do I need to keep the IRS letter confirming my third stimulus payment? What if I can’t find it?
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 sent through mail?
If your third stimulus check is going out in the mail, the US Postal Service has a free app that can notify 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 can alert you 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 payments?
The IRS is no longer automatically sending out the first and second payments. If you believe you are still owed money from either of those rounds, your best chance of claiming that missing first or second payment is to file for the set up and check your IRS account for information on those two payments.as part of . 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 will not give you information on the first and second checks. Instead, you need to
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