How To Track Your Stimulus Payment

About 80 million people are expected to receive their stimulus checks Wednesday from the coronavirus emergency relief bill and the IRS has an online tool to help track the status of your money.

The U.S. Department of Treasury and the IRS launched the “Get My Payment” website Wednesday.

The first payments from the relief package are set to go to people who filed their tax returns the last two years and who have allowed the IRS to make direct deposits.

For those who did not provide their banking information on their return for direct deposit, the free “Get My Payment” website will help you receive your money.

On the website, you’ll submit your social security number, date of birth and mailing address to get started. It will also give people a chance to submit their bank account information if they’d like the money to be deposited directly.

People who want to add their bank account information to speed receipt of their payment will also need to provide the following additional information:

  • 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

Americans who did not file a tax return in 2018 or 2019 can use “Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here” to submit basic personal information to quickly and securely receive their Economic Impact Payments.

According to the release, the “Get My Payment” web application 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.

The “Get My Payment” web application will also allow taxpayers to track the status of their payment.

The IRS does not initiate contact with taxpayers by email, text messages or social media channels to request personal or financial information.

The IRS and the U.S. Department of Treasury urge taxpayers to be on the lookout for scammers and email phishing attempts about the COVID-19 and Economic Impact Payments.

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