The US Treasury announced that 37 million more this week. But if you didn’t get your payment of up to via by March 24, you should expect your to arrive in the mail as either a or an , assuming . How will you know? We’ll tell you how to use the IRS tracker tool — including what it will and won’t tell you and how it can flag .
For House Ways and Means Committee said Thursday. This will allow stimulus payments to come to nearly 30 million Americans as soon as the IRS processes those payments. However, if you suspect that something else has and you need to , you can use the IRS tool to reveal if your check is processed and scheduled for delivery.awaiting their checks, the issue blocking the payments was resolved when the Social Security Administration sent missing payment files to the IRS, the
The information the tool, called Get My Payment, provides can be a bit complex to understand, and there are a few things it won’t tell you, like . We’ll explain everything you need to know about tracking your check. While you’re here, this is the latest talk about a . This story has been updated.
IRS Get My Payment tool: What it can tell you
The IRS tracking tool, called Get My Payment, is designed to share the status of your third stimulus check, which was approved as part of . To get the status of your third check, 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.
The tool will tell you:
- Whether the money was sent.
- The payment method ( or ).
- The date your stimulus money was issued.
- If it can’t yet determine your status — more below on error messages.
What Get My Payment doesn’t say
The IRS doesn’t want you to call. The agency says its representatives don’t have information beyond what’s shown in the tool. Here’s what we .
You can’t use Get My Payment to set up or correct your direct deposit account information
If you don’t have a IRS says it will resend the money in the mail.account already set up with the federal government, the IRS tool doesn’t have a feature to add it. That’s a departure from the first stimulus check. Even if the IRS is unable to deliver your payment to a bank account and it’s returned, you won’t be able to correct the details online — the
With theand delaying processing returns, trying to with your 2020 tax return won’t get you into the system quickly enough, especially now that the IRS and Treasury have .
How to decode the ‘Payment Status Not Available’ message
Don’t be alarmed if the Get My Payment tool gives you a message that says “Payment Status Not Available.” You may see this message until your payment is processed, according to the IRS. So, you don’t have to do anything.
However, it could also mean you’re not eligible for a payment, according to the IRS. So you may want to and plug in your numbers in to see if you are due money.
Need More Information message: What the status means
According to the IRS FAQ for the 2021 payment, a “Need More Information” message in the Get My Payment tool means your payment was returned because the US Postal Service wasn’t able to deliver it.
The FAQ says you’ll be able to have your payment reissued 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 service that has a routing and account number associated with it. The updated FAQ said you can also to receive your payment.
The Get My Payment tool says you received your check, but you actually didn’t. Here’s what you should know
If the IRS’ online tool said the agency has issued your stimulus money, but you have no record of it in your bank account and it never arrived in your mailbox, you, including possibly , as long as you’ve waited the requisite time. You’ll need to . It can take 15 days for the letter to arrive in the mail.
Your stimulus check is coming by mail, and you can track it right to your mailbox
If your third stimulus check is going out in the mail, the US Postal Service has a free app that notifies you when it’s about to deliver your stimulus money from the IRS. Called Informed Delivery, the mail-tracking service automatically scans your letters and alerts you as to when they’ll be delivered. Here’s more on to keep tabs on your payment.
Don’t throw out the IRS letter confirming your third stimulus payment
If the IRS issues you a stimulus check, it sends a notice by mail to your last known address within 15 days after making the payment, to confirm delivery. The letter contains information on when and how the payment was made and how to report it to the IRS if you didn’t receive all the money you’re entitled to. You’ll need to reference this information if you. Here’s how to .
You’re still missing money from the first or second stimulus payments. What can you do now?
The IRS is no longer automatically sending out the first and second payments. If you believe you’re still owed money from either of those payment rounds, your best chance of claiming those funds is to file for theas part of the . If you’re eligible, you’ll need to know the amount of money the IRS allotted you, which you can . The IRS said the updated Get My Payment tracker won’t give you information on the first and second checks. Instead, you need to .
For more stimulus check details, here’s. Here’s every way the And this is what we know so far about whether a .