If you still haven't received your, it's time to start keeping a close eye to see if it's in your bank account or if it's . You may also find that it hasn't yet been sent or there could be an issue with your payment. The IRS each week, including " ," to those who qualify for a larger payment, all while wrapping up tax season ( ).
If you're looking for an answer, use the IRS stimulus check tracking tool. It can reveal(for instance, if you need to ) or it could help put your mind at ease about the status of your payment. The tool isn't perfect, and there are some details that we'll explain below. It's also a good idea to know how much since the tool won't tell you.
The IRS will soon prepare to disbursefor up to $3,600 -- here. You also have until May 17 to see if the IRS owes you any . While we're on the subject, you can find out in under 2 minutes if your , too. Here's how to claim up to and what we know about a possible . We update this story often.
IRS Get My Payment tracking tool: What can it tell me about my payment?
To get an update on your third stimulus check using Get My Payment, enter your Social Security number, date of birth, street address and ZIP or postal code. The tool will 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.
We currently believe the IRS payment tracking tool does not give you the status of a plus-up payment, if you're due one.
What won't the Get My Payment tracking tool say?
The IRS tool will not give you hourly updates -- the status information is updated once daily (usually overnight) -- nor will it tell you how much stimulus money you're getting () or provide details on the approved in 2020. You won't find steps for .
The IRS doesn't want you to call, either. The agency says its representatives don't have information beyond what's shown in the tool. Here's what we .
What if I see a message that 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 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 whether you're due money.
What does the 'Need More Information' message mean?
According to the IRS FAQ, 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) or a financial service account that has a routing and account number associated with it. The FAQ says you can also to receive your payment.
How can I find my money if the IRS tracking tool says my payment was already issued?
If the IRS' online tool says 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.
How do I track my paper check through USPS?
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. Informed Delivery is a mail-tracking service that automatically scans your letters and alerts you to when they'll be delivered. Here's more on to keep tabs on your payment.
Why do I need to keep the IRS letter confirming my stimulus check 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 all the money you're entitled to. You'll need to reference this information if you. Here's how to .
What do veterans and SSI and SSDI beneficiaries need to know about their third stimulus check?
The IRS tracking tool Get My Payment is designed to tell you 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.
What if the first two stimulus payments from 2020 haven't arrived?
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 .
Can I use the Get My Payment tool to add my direct deposit banking info?
The IRS stopped sending IRS says it will send the money again by 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
With theand delaying processing tax returns, trying to with your 2020 tax return won't get you into the system quickly enough. 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 .
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