Where’s my stimulus check? That’s a question you’re probably wondering if your friends and family have already received theirs. However, the status of yourmay not be completely simple or straightforward. The IRS has only as many of the out as possible to qualified people (note that some ). The rush has reportedly caused some problems with people receiving their checks. And what happens if your payment doesn’t make that’s written into the stimulus bill?
Let’s start with one thing you can do — see what the IRS says about your. Then we’ll tackle the rest, including key things you’ll need to know before you use the Get My Payment tool and what an error message might mean. Here’s what the free status tracking app can tell you:
- Whether your will arrive through , or and when it’s being sent. (Here’s how to .)
- How much money you can expect (you can here).
- If there are any .
Important things to know before using the Get My Payment tool
The payment-tracking tool, called Get My Payment, requires a bit of decoding:
- The IRS updates its status tracking information once a day, overnight.
- If you try to access the tool during a busy period, you may wait in a queue before you can enter your information.
- You’ll need to plug in your Social Security Number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, date of birth, street address and ZIP or postal code — so have those handy.
- The portal may show your payment status, whether it’s been scheduled, the payment method ( or by mail) and date. It’ll also let you know if the service can’t yet determine your status.
- The IRS is and in batches. If your payment schedule is set, the Get My Payment tool will show you the date.
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