Track Your Stimulus Check This Way

Stimulus check

This is how to track your new stimulus payment.

Here’s what you need to know.

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) could start sending stimulus checks as early as this weekend. If you got a first stimulus check or second stimulus check, you know how important it is to check the status of your stimulus payment. You can check the status of your third stimulus check using the Get My Payment Tool, which is available on the IRS website.

Beginning Monday, March 15, 2021, it is expected that you can use the Get My Payment Tool to check the status of the American Rescue Plan stimulus payments, also known as an Economic Impact Payment. The IRS website says that the IRS is reviewing the tax provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, which President Joe Biden signed into law on March 11, 2021.

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Individuals: $1,400

Joint / Married Filers: $2,800

Dependents: $1,400

You may get a stimulus check starting as early as this weekend. However, stimulus payments will not be distributed all at once. Similar to the first and second stimulus checks, the IRS will send stimulus payments in this order:

Use the Get My Payment Tool on the IRS website.

If the Get My Payment tool works the same as the first and second stimulus checks (and it’s possible it may change), the Get My Payment tool will show you one of two messages:

The Get My Payment Tool is updated once per day. So, if you can’t find an updated status for your stimulus payment, make sure to check again the following day.

The Get My Payment tool will be available online starting March 15, 2021. Until then, the Get My Payment tool will not be accessible online.

The Get My Payment tool will not provide information on the first stimulus check or second stimulus check. The IRS says that all the first and second economic impact payments have been sent.

You may be able to claim the 2020 Recovery Rebate Credit. To claim the 2020 Recovery Rebate Credit, according to the IRS website, you must file a 2020 income tax return even if you are not required to file.

To use the Get My Payment tool to check the payment status of your stimulus check, the IRS needs enough information to verify your identity. The IRS may be unable to verify your identity if:

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