The IRS launched an online tool for taxpayers to check the status of their tax payments, dubbed “Get My Payment,” on Wednesday. This new tool will ask for certain information, including Social Security number, date of birth and mailing address. While some people received an error message saying that the payment status was “not available,” the Treasury Department says that the information is updated daily. So, while using this tool is not a guaranteed method of receiving your refund, it can be helpful for people who haven’t received their tax refund in two years.
While the IRS is offering this new tool to make it easier for people to track their tax refund, it’s not as convenient as signing up for a bank account or correcting the details of existing accounts. Individuals and couples who make up to $150,000 per year are eligible to receive up to $2,400. If they make more than $100,000 per year, they may not receive any money at all. In addition, some states with higher income populations may receive less stimulus money than other states with lower income populations.
If you are one of the many people who has yet to receive their Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, Railroad Retirement Board or Veterans Affairs benefits, you can check your status on the IRS’s Get My Payment website. This website is down for updates on Wednesday but is expected to be back up soon. If you are one of those people, you will want to check on this website often. It is a great way to stay on top of your money and make sure you get it when you need it.
While the Get My Payment site may be a convenient tool for people who file federal tax returns, non-filers may not be eligible to use the service. Non-filers can still use a tax-prep service to help them prepare their returns. In addition to these benefits, the IRS offers a separate spot online for those who are not tax filers. These people may not qualify for the stimulus payments, but they can claim them as credits on their 2020 tax returns.
The new government has changed how these payments are made. Rather than using outdated information from past years, the IRS now uses taxpayers’ information up to two years old. The tax agency will also send checks to deceased taxpayers. A friend of Rep. Thomas Massie recently tweeted that he had received a stimulus check via the “Get My Payment” tool. However, some people did not receive the payment because they have not filed their 2018 or 2019 tax returns.
After receiving a payment, the IRS will send you a confirmation letter in the mail containing information about the payment, how to report it to the IRS, and how to claim it. During this process, you will also be asked for some personal information. You can also enter a prepaid debit card or alternative financial product number if applicable. This information will be useful in case the post office returns a stimulus check. And if you are eligible, you can use this tool to get your payment as soon as possible.