Stimulus check tracker app: How to use the IRS Get My Payment portal

An online tool can help tell you when your stimulus money is coming.


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Have you been waiting months for your stimulus check, and you still don’t know how much you’re getting and when your money will arrive? If you’ve not tried it yet, you may want to head to the IRS’ online tracking tool to see if your stimulus payment has been scheduled, or if something is holding it up. 

And if you first tried the tool when the IRS opened it up, but didn’t get the answer you needed, you might want to give it another chance. The IRS has made some changes since the earliest days of the Get My Payment tool, to help fix some common problems people reported. We’ll explain how to use the portal, including the details you should have on hand before you begin. 

Overall, Get My Payment can help answer questions about when you’re scheduled to receive your funds, and if they’ll arrive as a paper check or a prepaid debit card. (It’s less likely you’ll get your payment as a direct deposit

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