If you’re still waiting for your stimulus check to arrive, the IRS has a tool to help you find your payment status. By using the agency’s Get My Payment tracker, you can see the schedule for your coronavirus relief payment — in other words, the date the IRS has scheduled to send your money — and if you should expect a paper check or prepaid debit card.
The tool can also indicate if there’s a common problem holding it up that you can help address, like if you need to provide more information before your stimulus money can get processed. Checks top out at $1,200 per person, depending on your income.
Here we’ll explain how to use the Get My Payment tool to track your check. We should point out that the tool isn’t perfect. There are problems people have run into, though the IRS has said it’s improved the tool. If you’re concerned about not receiving your money, here’s what to do if you think your payment might not arrive at all. And here’s the latest on a second round of stimulus checks. We update this story often with the latest news.
Things to know before you begin with the Get My Payment tool
- The tool will ask for your Social Security number (SSN) or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN), your date of birth, your street address and your ZIP or postal code.
- The IRS is sending payments on a schedule. Think of it as batches of payments that get sent at once, rather than individually. The Get My Payment tool can ballpark your scheduled date.
- The IRS updates its status tracking information on who has and hasn’t received a payment once a day.
- You should receive a letter about 15 days after the IRS issues your payment, with information on the amount you received and how you received it.
After tracking your payment status with the IRS, you might also consider signing up for the US Postal Service app, which will actually notify you.
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