IRS Opens Website to Check on Stimulus and Enter Banking Information
The IRS just launched their "Get My Payment" portal for tracking your stimulus check status. It will also allow "eligible people a chance to provide their bank account information so they can receive their payment more quickly rather than waiting for a paper check." IRS website states that this option will be unavailable if a paper check has already been scheduled. At the time of the writing, it was reported that the IRS was experiencing High Demand and there was a wait to access the tool (website).
How to Use Get My Payment
Available only on IRS.gov, the online application is safe and secure to use. Taxpayers only need a few pieces of information to quickly obtain the status of their payment and, where needed, provide their bank account information. Having a copy of their most recent tax return can help speed the process.
Taxpayers needing to add their bank account information to speed receipt of their payment will also need to provide the following additional information:
Please note: 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.
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