Thirty-seven million Treasury said Wednesday, bringing the total to 127 million stimulus payments for . We’ll share the breakdown below of how many checks went out to each payment method. But if you’re still , the real question is: when’s it coming?are going out by the end of this week, the
Here’s one bottom line: if you didn’t get your money through IRS’ Non-Filers tool, which is now closed. In that case, you should get your payment automatically.by March 24 (the official date) or thereabouts, it means you’re getting a or . The good news is, you can or with the . Social Security and other federal benefits, including , veterans and retired railroad workers are one major group waiting for their payments — unless got a first or second check using the
No matter which group you’re in, what’s currently experiencing delays, according to The New York Times. It could also take months for some people to receive their full stimulus check total, for example if the IRS uses your to your share, but owes you more money based on your 2020 taxes. And what happens ? We’ll go over these scenarios below. While you’re here, this is the story so far on a . This story was updated with new information.and when will it come? It may not help that the USPS is
Stimulus check delivery status — what we know
Here’s how the checks have been sent so far:
First payment batch ~ March 17:
- Direct deposit: 90 million ($242 billion)
- Paper checks: 150,000 ($442 million)
Second payment batch ($83 billion) ~ March 24
- Direct deposit: 17 million ($38 billion)
- Paper checks: 15 million ($34 billion)
- EIP cards: 5 million ($11 billion)
What next: People who didn’t receiveby March 24 will receive a stimulus payment in the mail. However, no distribution date has been given for . With mail delays on the horizon, it isn’t clear how long it will take from the time the IRS or Treasury sends your payment to the date it’s received. Other additional complications could also hold up your payment. If you .
Stimulus check delivery dates
|Stimulus bill passed Congress||March 10|
|Stimulus bill signed into law||March 11|
|First direct deposit sent||March 12 (provisional), March 17 (official)|
|First paper checks sent||Week of March 15|
|First EIP cards sent||Week of March 22|
|Last day to get direct deposit||March 24|
|SSI and SSDI checks sent||Not yet announced|
|IRS deadline to finish sending checks||Dec. 31, 2021 (mandated by the bill)|
|Last date to receive a check||January 2022 (if mailed checks sent late December)|
|Claims for missing stimulus money open||2021 tax season likely (in 2022)|
You can track your stimulus check status online
The IRS updates itsdaily. This online app shows you the status of your payment, including when a check is scheduled for delivery. The IRS portal can also flag if there’s a problem with your payment that you may need to address, but it doesn’t tell you the amount you’ll receive. You can use a free tool from the USPS to .
Here’s what could hold up or divide your stimulus payment
Here’s more information onwith your stimulus check.
What should you do if there’s an issue with your payment?
Sorry, but the IRS really doesn’t want you to call if you have any issue with the delivery or amount of your stimulus check. So what should you do instead? We have a guide that walks you through, including checks that never arrive (try ), direct deposit payments that go to the wrong account and more.
Why your 2019 tax return could cause a hurdle
Taxes are now. So how will the IRS figure out how much it owes you? It will based on the most recent tax filing it’s processed at the time it’s ready to tabulate your check.
If youand you , your total will likely be based on your 2020 , not on your 2019 AGI. That presents complications if the difference between the two years .
On the flipside, if the IRS uses your 2019 taxes and you’re owed more money based on your 2020 AGI and dependents, you’ll need to claim the difference at a later date. (Learn more about some of the.)
If the IRS owes you money, you have to claim it later
There are several reasons the IRS may owe you stimulus money after it sends out the third round of checks. Maybe the agency processed your 2019 tax return instead of 2020 and there was a discrepancy. Or maybe youthat you still need to claim as a dependent. Maybe a clerical error accidentally left out a . Perhaps your payment never arrived or was .
Whatever the reason, the IRS may provide a way to file for missing stimulus money before the Dec. 31 deadline. If not, you, when you file your 2021 taxes in 2022 (even if you’re a ).
Stimulus payments can technically arrive through December
Although the IRS and Treasury are sending stimulus checks now, the agencies have until Dec. 31, 2021, to complete distributing the third payments. That’s good news in the sense they aren’t facing a compressed deadline to send out all the checks, as they did with the second stimulus check in December, which only provided them a 17-day window to get the payments out. On the other hand, the nearly nine-month total delivery window also means some people may find themselves waiting, for a variety of reasons. We’ll have to wait and see how the IRS deals with any fringe issues that arise.
More stimulus check details you may need to know
Stimulus checks aren’t necessarily a one-size-fits-all situation. Here are additional guides for:
And here’s everything you need to know about the, and every way the .
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