If you’re looking for your stimulus payment, the IRS has already mailed the first wave of paper checks to those who are eligible for a payment. And the federal agency has transferred coronavirus payments of up to $1,200 via direct deposit into the bank accounts of nearly 90 million US residents who meet the requirements.
The IRS anticipates it could take 20 weeks to send each and every stimulus check through the mail, so if you’re still waiting, you’ll want to know what date the IRS may schedule your economic impact payment. The good news is, the IRS has updated its Get My Payment app to make it easier for you to set up and track the status of your payment, and CNET readers report the tracker portal now is working for them.
If you have other questions about the status of your money — where’s my stimulus check and how much money do I receive? And how will I receive it? — we’ve got some answers on how to get to an update. The US House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee has forecast it may take the IRS up to 20 weeks to mail every check. Don’t panic. You can still receive your payment much faster by setting up electronic funds transfer with the federal government. 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.
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.