As millions of Americans receive $1,200 stimulus checks, the IRS has set up a tool to help expedite and track those payments.
The “Get My Payment” web tool lets you check on the status of your payment or enter your direct deposit information. The app, which first launched on April 15, has gotten an upgrade to help make the process smoother. The IRS was not specific about what adjustments were made. Some individuals had reported difficulty in accessing and inputting their information on the site. “These further enhancements will help even more taxpayers” said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig in a statement. “We urge people who haven’t received a payment date yet to visit Get My Payment again for the latest information” Those who add their direct deposit information will be able to get their payments more quickly.
If you decide to add that information, you need to act fast. The Get My Payment site cannot update your bank account information after your stimulus payment has been scheduled for delivery.
In order to check on the status of your payment, you will need your Social Security number, date of birth and the mailing address used on your tax return.
In order to update your bank account information, you need to have your adjusted gross income from either your 2018 or 2019 return, whichever is most recent; the amount that was refunded to you or which you owed that year; and your bank account and routing numbers. It is helpful to have your tax return on hand to help make the process easier.