Curious about the status of your stimulus check? The Internal Revenue Service today announced significant enhancements to the “Get My Payment” tool to deliver an improved and smoother experience for Americans eligible to receive Economic Impact Payments.
The enhancements, which started last week and continued through the weekend, adjusted several items related to the online tool that debuted on April 15. As a result, the additional changes will help millions of additional taxpayers with new or expanded information and access to adding direct deposit information.
This application will give you information about:
- Your payment status
- Your payment type
- Whether we need more information from you, including bank account information
Didn’t file a return in 2018 or 2019?
If you have a filing requirement and have not filed a tax return for 2018 or 2019, you must file a 2019 tax return to receive the payment. If you are not required to file a 2018 or 2019 tax return, visit Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here.
Taxpayers to track the status of their payment – Click here
This will show the scheduled delivery date by direct deposit or mail and the last four digits of the bank account being used if the IRS has direct deposit information. Enter basic information including:
- Social Security number
- Date of birth, and
- Mailing address used on their tax return.
Taxpayers who need to add their bank account information to speed receipt of their payment must provide the following:
- Their Adjusted Gross Income from their most recent tax return submitted, either 2019 or 2018
- The refund or amount owed from their latest filed tax return
- Bank account type, account and routing numbers
Get My Payment cannot update bank account information after an Economic Impact Payment has been scheduled for delivery. To help protect against potential fraud, the tool also does not allow people to change bank account information already on file with the IRS.
Visit the Economic Impact Payments Information Center to answer your questions about eligibility, payment amounts, what to expect, when to expect it and more. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us by calling 480-354-1040 or email us.
Watch out for scams related to Economic Impact Payments
The IRS urges taxpayers to be on the lookout for scams related to the Economic Impact Payments. To use the new app or get information, taxpayers should visit IRS.gov. People should watch out for scams using email, phone calls or texts related to the payments. Be careful and cautious! The IRS will not send unsolicited electronic communications asking people to open attachments. As well as asking you to visit a website or share personal or financial information. Remember, go directly and solely to IRS.gov for official information.
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