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We explain how to find your whereaboutsif you don’t have it yet – even if you need to We also show you how to use it and the US Postal Service team up to track your incentive payment straight to your mailbox, assuming it doesn’t (By the way, this is what we know about a , and here’s more information about it and .) This story was recently updated.
This IRS Get My Payment tool can track your stimulus payment status
The IRS has its own, which contains information about , when your money will arrive and how, and if there was an error processing your payment. The IRS tool is called Get My Payment, and it can be useful if you’re not sure if you’re actually eligible – or if you want to make sure the IRS knows you are.
A down sideis, however, it doesn’t give you an exact date for when you can expect your money to get to you. That’s where a free USPS service comes in. Since many stimulus checks will come in via snail mail after March 24, a service called Informed Delivery will be the next step to keep track of your stimulus check. Read on for how to use the USPS service to track the arrival of your payment by mail. And here’s how
How do I know if the third stimulus check I’m getting is legitimate? What will it look like?
According to the IRS, paper checks are in a white envelope from the United States Treasury Department and are referred to in the memo field as a payment for economic impact.
What does the prepaid EIP debit card look like?
also comes in a white envelope with a Treasury Seal stamp. Inside is a Visa card with the issuing bank listed as MetaBank, NA – that information is displayed on the back. The card is accompanied by literature explaining that it is a payment with an economic impact. Keep in mind that people receiving Social Security benefits are not expected to have an EIP card.
Use the USPS informed delivery service to keep track of when your check was cleared
Informed Delivery is a free email tracking service from the USPS that automatically scans your letters and can alert you with an image every time a letter with your name on it is delivered – like your third incentive payment.
When the USPS runs mail letters through its automated mail sorting equipment, it automatically creates a digital image of the front of all letter-size mail. Anyone who signs up for Informed Delivery can access the information by asking the USPS to notify you when each mail item with your name on it is in transit. Please note that it can take up to three days to activate your account.
As part of the program, you will receive an email every morning from Monday to Saturday to notify you of any email that is delivered to you. You will also see a grayscale image of the front of the letter. Informed Delivery has free apps for Android and iPhone that you can use too.
Keep in mind that if you sign up, you will see it all your mail scanned by the post office, not just your stimulus check. You can cancel the service at any time.
How to sign up for Informed Delivery to track your stimulus check
Informed Delivery has some limitations. For example, it works with many residential and personal PO box addresses, but not with companies. Also, it will not work for some residential buildings whose post has not yet identified every unit.
To check if delivery is available in your area, visit the Postal Service’s Informed Delivery page.
1. Crane free sign-up
2. Enter your mailing address and confirm it works with the service; then accept the terms and conditions and tap Continue
3. On the next page, choose your username, password, and security questions. Then enter your contact information and tap Continue
4. On the next page you will need to verify your identity. Crane Verify identity online to receive a verification code on your phone or tap Request the invitation code by email if you want USPS to email you a code. You may also have the option to visit a post office to personally verify your identity.
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