If you get youranyway – or you’re waiting for a “ – you are likely to become nervous about where it is and whether it is Fortunately, you can with the IRS stimulus tracker tool all alone ( You can also use the to track your check to your mailbox.
You may have complications using the IRS tracking tool – it can display some complex error messages and won’t tell you everything you want to know. But it can help to highlightWe will 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 toWhile you’re here, you can catch up on the final details for a possible , just like the info if that applies to you. This story was recently updated.
Information that Get My Payment can provide about your third incentive payment
To get the status of your third check with 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 if your money has been sent or is scheduled to be sent, the payment method (, paper check or ) and the date your incentive money was spent. It may also say that it cannot determine your status yet – see more about error messages below.
It is unclear whether the IRS payment tool displays the status of your additional payment. CNET has contacted the IRS to request clarification.
Information Get My Payment will not show you
If you are looking for these answers, you will not find them in the tool: How many, details about the approved in 2020, hourly updates – status information is updated once a day and usually overnight. You won’t find any steps for that either
The IRS doesn’t want you to callThe agency says its representatives have no information other than what is displayed in the tool. Here’s what we
Payment status not available: Why you are seeing this message
Don’t be alarmed if the Get My Payment tool gives you a message saying “Payment status not available.” According to the IRS, you can see this message until your payment has cleared. So you may not have to do anything.
But it could also mean that you are not eligible for a payment according to the IRS. So you may want toand connect your numbers to see if you owe money.
“Need more information”: Why you’re seeing this message
According to the IRS ‘2021 Payment FAQ, a “More Information Needed” message in the Get My Payment tool means that your payment was returned because the US Postal Service was unable to deliver it.
The FAQs state that you can have your payment redone 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 services account that has a routing and account number associated with it. The updated FAQ said you can too to receive your payment.
If the tracker tool says your payment has been sent, but you don’t have it, here’s what to do
If the IRS’s online tool says the agency spent your incentive money, but you don’t have it in your bank account and it never arrived in your mailbox,, including possible You have to It can take up to 15 days for that letter to arrive by post.
You can also track your check if it is mailed
If your third stimulus check is sent by mail, the US Postal Service has a free app that will let you know when it’s about to deliver your stimulus money from the IRS. Called Informed Delivery, the email tracking service automatically scans your letters and alerts you when they will be delivered. Here’s more about itto keep an eye on your payment.
SSI, SSDI, Veterans: Have you already received your incentive payment?
The Get My Payment IRS tracking tool is designed to share the status of your third stimulus check. People who receiveand 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 that your stimulus check has been delivered – don’t lose it
If the IRS issues you a stimulus check, it will send a notice by mail to your last known address within 15 days of making the payment to confirm delivery. The letter includes information about when and how the payment was made, and how to report it to the IRS if you haven’t received all of the money to which you are entitled. You should refer to this information if youHere’s how
Still waiting for the 2020 incentive payments? Here’s what to do
The IRS no longer automatically sends the first and second payments approved in 2020. If you think you still owe money from any of these rounds of payment, your best bet to claim that money is to apply for theas part of
If you qualify, you need to know how much money the IRS has allocated to you, which you can doThe IRS said the updated Get My Payment tracker will not give you information about the first and second checks. Instead, you must
Sorry, you cannot add your direct deposit information through the tool
The IRS has stopped sendingfor the third payment on March 24 – unless you’re a Social Security recipient – but even before that, 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 can’t deliver your payment to a bank account and the money is returned to the government, you can’t correct the details online – the IRS says it will post the money again.
That’s a departure from the first stimulus check, when the IRS encouraged people to register with this tool.
With theand slowing down the processing of tax returns, in an effort your 2020 tax return won’t get you into the system fast enough, especially now that the IRS and Treasury have However, if you haven’t filed your taxes yet, signing up for a new direct deposit account can still get you tax refunds faster, and it can also help you get other benefits faster, such as a
For more details on stimulus controls, hereHere’s the in every way And here’s what we know so far about whether a