From today you can check the status of yourthrough the Get My Payment portal, the free IRS tool that lets you use the . (For an estimate, here’s how The IRS built the tool to help those who qualified for the first payment track the status of their checks. The agency said it has updated the app with information about the new payment.
The free tool can help those who wereto check their payments, including , their payment status and any . You can also view the status of your first check, if you are waiting for it too. Here’s how to get the status of along with another way .
Now track your second stimulus check status with the IRS
The IRS payment tracking tool, called Get My Payment, reopened on January 4, after the IRS updated it with information about the newly approved second check. When the IRS initially rolled out the tracking tool for the first check in the spring, you could track the status of your payment, and it works in much the same way for those who are. The IRS said you can still track the status of your first check, if you’re still waiting for it.
This is how the ‘Get my payment’ tool works.
1. Go to the IRS ‘Get My Payment’ page and tap the blue Get my payment button to check the status of your payment for economic impact. Please note, if you attempt to access the tool during a busy period, you may be queued before you can enter your information.
2. On the next page about authorized use, tap OK.
3. On the Get My Payment page, enter your Social Security Number (SSN) or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN), your date of birth, your address following the instructions on the page, and your zip code. Crane Continue.
On the next page, the portal shows your payment status, whether it is scheduled and when and when the service is not yet able to determine your status.
What you need to know about using the Get My Payment tool
Here’s what you need to know about using the payment tracking tool, based on the initial check. We will update with any changes shortly.
- You must provide your SSN or ITIN along with your date of birth, address and zip code, following the instructions on the page.
- The IRS is . Think of it as batches of payments sent in one go. The Get My Payment tool can improve your scheduled date.
- The IRS updates status tracking information once a day, at night.
- You may need to enter your details in a specific way.
- You should receive a letter after the IRS made your payment, with information about the amount you received and how you received it.
After using the IRS tracker, you can also sign up for a free service from the post office that tells you.
How to deal with an error message
When the IRS rolled out on the tool last spring, you may see confusing messages when using the status app. To help explain the messages, the IRS has created an FAQ explaining common status messages. We also received some confusing messages during our early check-ups. This can happen if it is impossible to determine your eligibility, such as if your payment status is unavailable because many people are trying to access the tool. Here are some initialstatus, although the IRS has since said it has improved its tool.
Can you set up direct deposit with the tool?
For the first checks, you can use the Get My Payment tool to provide the IRS with your bank details to have your check sent via direct deposit. According to the IRS FAQ for the second check, the answer is no. “Your payment information cannot be changed. If you do not receive a payment and are eligible to receive one, it can be claimed on your 2020 tax return as the chargeback credit.”
We have asked the U.S. Treasury and the IRS for additional clarification.
This handy USPS email tracking service keeps track of the email checks
If yourthe US Postal Service has a free app that can let you know when it’s about to deliver your incentive money from the IRS. Called Informed Delivery, the email tracking service automatically scans your letters and can notify you when they arrive. Here’s more about it to keep an eye on your payment.
The IRS will send you a letter confirming that your second payment has been sent
On the first check, the IRS sent a mail to a taxpayer’s last known address within 15 days of the payment being sent to notify them of the payment. The letter included information about when and how payment was made, and how to report to the IRS if you did not receive your check. The IRS said it is also sending a letter for the second checks. Hold the letter.
For more information, here is everything you need to know about a second stimulus check, including when theand .