Now that President Joe Biden has officially made thelaw, ( ) is a reality and the to . So how long will you have to wait now that IRS is releasing the first funds to start tracking your payment? And does it matter? (It does.)
For the first check, the IRS quickly opened up an online tracking portal. With the second, the US Treasury had already sent out checks before activating the tool. While you may anticipate repeatedly checking your bank account for aor chasing after the mail carrier, the stimulus check tracking tool is your only real communication and confirmation that the IRS processed your payment, if you’re getting or and when it might arrive.
The tool also flags if there’s a problem, which could lead to a delay in receiving your stimulus payment. You may need to provide more information to the IRS to fix it. And because the, the details could indicate if the IRS used your 2019 or 2020 taxes and if it counted all your correctly. If not, that’s a sign you may have to file for a catch-up payment later on. Here’s what you need to know.
IRS Get My Payment: When will it officially go online? What to know
Now that the first payments are going out to bank accounts, the IRS said its tracking tool, called Get My Payment, will be available on Monday so people can find out the status of a check.
We expect the information to update once a day, as it did with the first two payments. Once the tracking app is live for the third check, plug in your Social Security number, date of birth, street address and ZIP code. Then the tool will display a message with information about your check — whether the payment was sent, the payment method (or physical mail) and the date it was issued. It’ll also let you know if the service can’t yet determine your status — more below on error messages.
Why is there a Need More Information message?
Based on the first two checks, you may see an error if the tool can’t determine— or if , if your payment status isn’t available or if a lot of people are trying to access the tool at once (expect that in the first few days).
If the Get My Payment tool gives you a payment date but you still haven’t received your money, the IRS may need more details from you. The error could also indicate that your check has been returned because the.
After the IRS starts sending checks, the online tool may let you enter your banking information to receive your payment, as it did with the first payment, or it may hold your payment until it .
What should I do if I see a Payment Status Not Available message?
It’s normal for the Get My Payment tool to give you a message that says “Payment Status Not Available” until the payment is scheduled to be issued, according to the IRS. So, you don’t have to do anything.
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