If you haven't received youryet -- or you're waiting on a " -- you're likely getting nervous about where it's at and if the . Fortunately, you can hunt down your with the IRS stimulus tracker tool all on your own ( ). You can also use the to track your check to your mailbox.
It's possible you'll experience complications when using the IRS tracking tool -- it could display some complex error messages and doesn't tell you everything you want to know. But it can help flag. We'll help you understand what it means and how to get through it.
If you use the two tools but your payment never arrives, you may need to. While you're here, catch up on the latest details for a possible , as well as the info if that applies to you. This story was recently updated.
Information Get My Payment can give about your third stimulus payment
To get the status of your third check using Get My Payment, 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. You can see things like whether your money was sent or is scheduled to be sent, the payment method ( , paper check or ) and the date your stimulus money was issued. It may also say it can't yet determine your status -- see more below about error messages.
It is unclear if the IRS payment tool shows the status of your plus-up payment. CNET has contacted the IRS to seek clarification.
Information Get My Payment won't show you
If you're looking for these answers, you won't find them in the tool: How much, details about the approved in 2020, hourly updates -- the status information is updated once daily and usually overnight. You also won't find steps for .
The IRS doesn't want you to call. The agency says its representatives don't have information beyond what's shown in the tool. Here's what we .
'Payment Status Not Available': Why you see this message
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 may not have to do anything.
But it could also mean you're not eligible for a payment, according to the IRS. So you may want to and plug your numbers in to see if you're due money.
'Need More Information': Why you're seeing this message
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 account that has a routing and account number associated with it. The updated FAQ said you can also to receive your payment.
If the tracker tool says your payment was sent, but you haven't got it, this is what to do
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, including possibly . You'll need to ; it can take 15 days for that letter to arrive in the mail.
You can also track your check if it's being sent by mail
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 to when they'll be delivered. Here's more on to keep tabs on your payment.
SSI, SSDI, veterans: Have you got your stimulus payment yet?
The IRS tracking tool Get My Payment is designed to share the status of your third stimulus check. People who receive and can now see their payment status in the tracker tool. Tens of millions of Social Security recipients and veterans have already received their $1,400 payment.
This IRS letter confirms your stimulus check was delivered -- don't lose 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 all the money you're entitled to. You'll need to reference this information if you. Here's how to .
Still waiting on the 2020 stimulus payments? Here's what to do
The IRS is no longer automatically sending out the first and second payments that were approved in 2020. 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 theas 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 .
Sorry, you can't add your direct deposit info through the tool
The IRS stopped sending IRS says it will resend the money via the mail.for the third payment on March 24 -- unless you're a Social Security recipient -- but even before then, you couldn't use the Get My Payment tool to sign up for a new account or correct details about your payment. Even if the IRS is unable to deliver your payment to a bank account and the money is returned to the government, you won't be able to correct the details online -- the
That's a departure from the first stimulus check, when the IRS encouraged people to register using this tool.
With theand delaying processing tax returns, trying to with your 2020 tax return won't get you into the system quickly enough, especially now that the IRS and Treasury have . However, if you haven't submitted your taxes yet, signing up for a new direct deposit account could still get you any tax refund faster, and it could also help you receive other benefits quicker, such as a .
For more stimulus check details, here's. Here's every way the . And this is what we know so far about whether a .