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Technology How to track your stimulus check status using IRS' Get My Payment portal

01:00  12 may  2020
01:00  12 may  2020 Source:   cnet.com

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The Internal Revenue Service started sending out stimulus payments this week -- but while 80 million people can expect the money to hit their bank accounts by Wednesday, others will be waiting longer before the cash is in their hands.

How to track the status of your stimulus check from the IRS . If you're eligible for a payment , the IRS lets you track your money through its Get My Payment web On the next page, the portal will show your payment status , whether it's been scheduled or if the service can't yet determine your status .

The IRS says it's made more than 130 million stimulus payments to eligible US residents, including transferring coronavirus economic impact checks through direct deposit and paper checks in the mail of up to $1,200. If you've tried to use the IRS tracking portal but couldn't see the status of your stimulus payment schedule, there's good news. The IRS has fixed its Get My Payment app to make it simplier for you to set up and track the arrival of your 2020 payment. CNET readers report that the IRS tracker website is still not perfect, but it's now working better.

The IRS started sending coronavirus stimulus checks in April. Angela Lang/CNET © Provided by CNET The IRS started sending coronavirus stimulus checks in April. Angela Lang/CNET Angela Lang/CNET © Angela Lang/CNET Angela Lang/CNET

If you have questions about the status of your payment -- How will I receive my stimulus check? How much money do I receive? Does my child get a $500 check? And when will I receive it? -- we've got some answers on how to get to an update. You may also want to know if Congress is working on a second round of stimulus checks.

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How to track the status and arrival of your stimulus check from the IRS . If you're eligible for a check , the IRS lets you track your your payment schedule Some people have reported having trouble using the portal , and the IRS said it has significantly improved the Get My Payment app to help you

Where's My Stimulus Check ? Here's Why You Didn't Get ,200 Yet or Can't Track Your Payment Status . The IRS began trying to answer that question for people on Wednesday, April 15, when it launched the Get My Payment app. That’s the name of the IRS portal that lets you track your

The IRS said it expects to step up mailing paper checks through through May and June. If you want to still receive your payment faster through direct deposit, you have a deadline of this Wednesday, May 13, to get that set up. Whichever way you choose, we're going to show you how to track your status to see your payment schedule, including for Social Security recipients. After it's mailed, you can check when your payment will arrive in the mail with a free US Postal Service tool.

We'll provide step-by-step instructions on how to use the IRS' online status tracker, which is called Get My Payment. Be aware that some who meet the requirements for an economic relief payment are having trouble tracking their payment status and entering their electronic banking information for direct deposit -- we've asked the IRS for details. We'll also tell you what happens if you're getting a paper check through the mail.

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How to track the status of your stimulus check from the IRS . If you're eligible for a payment , the IRS lets you track your money through its Get My Payment web On the next page, the portal will show your payment status , whether it's been scheduled or if the service can't yet determine your status .

How to track the status of your stimulus check from the IRS . If you're eligible for a payment , the IRS lets you track your money through its Get My Payment web On the next page, the portal will show your payment status , whether it's been scheduled or if the service can't yet determine your status .

As for how much money you should expect to receive, that involves calculations, as your final allowance will depend on a line in your tax form from either your 2018 or 2019 taxes . You can check our info or use a calculator to find out.

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How to track the status and arrival of your stimulus check from the IRS

If you're eligible for a check, the IRS lets you track your your payment schedule through its Get My Payment web portal. Some people have reported having trouble using the portal, and the IRS said it has significantly improved the Get My Payment app to help you set up and track the date of your stimulus payment.

For those who are adding electronic transfer details, the IRS said if you enter your bank information in Get My Payment before 9 a.m. PT on a Tuesday, you can see your payment date the following Saturday in Get My Payment.

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How to track the status of your stimulus check from the IRS . If you're eligible for a payment , the IRS lets you track your money through its Get My Payment web On the next page, the portal will show your payment status , whether it's been scheduled or if the service can't yet determine your status .

Everything you need to know about how to use the IRS ' online Get My Payment tracker to check the status of your stimulus money. How to track the status of your stimulus check from the IRS . On the next page, the portal will show your payment status , whether it's been scheduled or if the

1. Head to the IRS' Get My Payment page and tap the blue Get My Payment button to check the status of your economic impact payment.

2. On the next page about authorized use, tap OK.

3. Now on the Get My Payment page, enter your Social Security number (SSN) or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN), your date of birth, your street address and your ZIP or postal code. Tap Continue.

On the next page, the portal will show your payment status, whether it's been scheduled or if the service can't yet determine your status. If you haven't set up direct deposit with the IRS, the service may walk you through those steps to get your check sent straight to your bank account. Here's how to set up direct deposit.

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How do I know if my check is in the mail?

In April, the IRS began transferring the first stimulus payments to the accounts of tens of millions of US residents who've set up direct deposit with the government. But not everyone gets an electronic transfer.

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  How to track your coronavirus stimulus check status with Get My Payment portal Here's how to track the schedule of your stimulus payment using the IRS Get My Payment app.The IRS last week said it has made 122 million payments to eligible US residents, including stimulus checks of up to $1,200 sent through the mail -- with $500 for each qualifying child. The federal agency has also transferred coronavirus economic impact payments through direct deposit to bank accounts.

How to track the status of your stimulus check from the IRS . If you're eligible for a payment , the IRS lets you track your money through its Get My Payment web On the next page, the portal will show your payment status , whether it's been scheduled or if the service can't yet determine your status .

Use the IRS Get My Payment app to check the status of your economic impact payment . If you're eligible for a payment , the IRS lets you track your money through its Get My Payment web portal . Due to high demand, you may see a message that you have to wait before you can access the site.

It may till through June for all the checks to go out, however, and the Get My Payment app can tell you when your payment will be issued and how. The IRS will also mail you letter about 15 days after it issues your payment, with information on the amount you received and how you received it.

How do I know that my status information is accurate and what if I get an error message?

Unfortunately, you may see confusing messages when using the status tool -- so much so that the IRS explains common status messages in an FAQ. You may get a message if it's impossible to determine your eligibility, for example, or your payment status is not available. We're looking into it, but so far we've unearthed a handful of reasons why Get My Payment may not be able to track your payment status.

The IRS once a day updates its status tracking information on who has and hasn't received a payment.

You don't need to sign up to receive stimulus money

To receive the stimulus payment, you may need to file a tax return for 2018 or 2019 if you are normally required to. You can still do that now. Here's how.

Senior citizens, Social Security recipients, railroad retirees and other beneficiaries who typically aren't required to file tax returns will not need to file one to receive a payment.

How to track your coronavirus stimulus check status with Get My Payment app

  How to track your coronavirus stimulus check status with Get My Payment app Here's how to track the schedule of your stimulus payment using the IRS Get My Payment app.The IRS said it already has made 122 million payments to eligible US residents, including stimulus checks of up to $1,200 sent through the mail -- with $500 for each qualifying child. The federal agency has also transferred coronavirus economic impact payments through direct deposit to bank accounts.

Again, the agency will mail a letter to a taxpayer's last known address within 15 days after sending the payment. The letter will contain information on when and how the payment was made and how to report to the IRS if you didn't receive your check.

For more on the stimulus checks, here's how best to use your stimulus check and how to avoid being scammed. Here's everything you need to know about the coronavirus and unemployment.

How to track your stimulus check status using the IRS Get My Payment portal .
With the IRS tracker portal, you can see the schedule for your coronavirus stimulus payment.The IRS says it's made more than 130 million stimulus payments to eligible US residents, including transferring coronavirus economic impact checks through direct deposit to bank accounts and sending through the mail checks of up to $1,200, plus $500 for each qualifying child. If you have questions about the status of your payment -- How will I receive my stimulus check? How much money do I receive? And when will I receive it? -- we've got some answers on how to get to an update. You may also want to know if Congress is working on a second round of stimulus checks.

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