WHERE’S MY STIMULUS CHECK?

If you didn’t get your stimulus check you may be wondering, why not?!?! Direct deposits started on Monday for the Economic Impact Payments – or what most people are calling the “Stimulus Checks.”

For 80 million Americans, checks should have been deposited by Wednesday, April 15th, 2020.

If you were one of the lucky ones…Congrats! Happy dance for you! 

Stimulus Check Happy Dance

For those of you who did not get your check, in this post, we are going to go over why you may not have gotten your stimulus check yet and when you should expect yours.

Don’t FRET!

STIMULUS CHECKS WILL BE DIRECT DEPOSITED AUTOMATICALLY FOR 80 MILLION AMERICANS

Deposits will happen automatically and you do not need to do anything if:

  • You filed your 2018 and 2019 tax returns AND it included your direct deposit information on your return. Deposits will be during the first wave the week of April 13th.
  • You are a Social Security and Railroad Retirement recipient – your information is already on file with the IRS via your previously filed Form SSA-1099 and Form RRB-1099.

The first wave of direct deposits – released Sat. April 11th and will deposit the week of the 12th. 80 MILLION IN THIS 1ST WAVE. That’s a lot of people!

The second wave of direct deposits will release “within 10 days” of the first, per Michigan Congresswoman Debbi Dingell.

PAPER STIMULUS CHECKS ARE COMING SOON

Paper checks will begin issuing the first week of May if the government does not already have your direct deposit information. However, this does not mean you will necessarily receive your paper check the first week in May. 

5  MILLION CHECKS will release each week.  So…..be patient. 

NON-FILERS WILL ALSO RECEIVE A STIMULUS CHECK

If you are NOT required to file a return and still eligible for the stimulus check, such as many low-income earners, the IRS has set up a portal for you to provide your “non-filer” information so that you can receive your check via direct deposit. 

When you go to the IRS website and click on the Non-Filers Button, you will then need to provide the following information:

  • Full name, current mailing address, and an email address
  • Date of birth and valid Social Security number
  • Bank account number, type, and routing number, if you have one
  • Identity Protection Personal Identification Number (IP PIN) you received from the IRS earlier this year if you have one *Driver’s license or state-issued ID, if you have one
  • For each qualifying child: name, Social Security number or Adoption
  • Taxpayer Identification Number and their relationship to you or your spouse

NON- FILER Link: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/non-filers-enter-payment-info-here

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS ABOUT MY STIMULUS CHECK

1. You may be wondering – can’t I just go in and give them my direct deposit info so that I can expedite my check?

YES – They have a link for that.  CLICK HERE

2. What if I owed in 2018 or 2019, will I still get a check?

YES! If you provided your account information on your return – then you should get your stimulus via direct deposit, if not it will be a paper check or you can update your information via the portal.

3. Can I check the status of my check?

Yes!  Click the “GET MY PAYMENT” button on the IRS portal. 

AVOID SCAMS!

BE CAREFUL!

THE IRS IS NOT GOING TO PROACTIVELY LET YOU KNOW WHEN YOUR CHECK IS COMING.

BE WARY OF ANYONE WHO TELLS YOU THEY CAN GET YOU YOUR CHECK FASTER!

CHECK BACK HERE OR ON MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL – I WILL HAVE UPDATES AS THEY BECOME AVAILABLE!

Sources:

https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus

https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/economic-impact-payments

https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/sm975

https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2020-04-13/when-will-coronavirus-stimulus-checks-arrive

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/when-are-stimulus-checks-being-sent-out-how-to-keep-tabs-on-yours-2020-04-10

https://www.forbes.com/sites/zackfriedman/2020/04/07/stimulus-checks-coronavirus/#7db707ba27f6


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