Here is more information about problems you may encounter with your verification of stimulus.
Track the status of your payment online and by mail
The IRS is updating its Get my payment tracker daily for stimulus checks . This online application displays the status of your payment, including when a check is scheduled for delivery. The IRS portal also reports if there is an issue with your payment that you may need to resolve, but it does not tell you how much you will receive. You will see your payment status in the tracker for SSI and SSDI recipients. Those who benefit from avaVAs will be able to check their payment status on the weekend of April 10 and 11. You can use a free tool from the USPS for track your mailed stimulus payment .
Start and end dates of stimulus check delivery
| Stimulus bill enacted || March 11 |
| First direct deposits made || March 12 (provisional), March 17 (official) |
| First paper checks sent || Week of March 15 |
| First EIP cards sent || Week of 22 March |
| Last day to get direct deposit || March 24, unless you receive an "increased" adjustment for 2020 taxes |
| First Social Securi ty, SSI, pSSDI aiement sent || Weekend of April 3, most arriving April 7 |
| First increased payments || Weekend of April 3 |
| VA Benefits for Non-Filing Veterans || April 14, |
| IRS deadline to complete sending checks || December 31, 2021 (mandated by invoice) |
| Last date to receive a check || January 2022 (if mailed checks are sent in late December) |
| Final claims for lack of stimulus money || Season of 2021 taxes probable (in 2022) |
What to do if you run out of stimulus money from your third check
There are several reasons the IRS may owe you stimulus money after you send out the third set of checks.
For example, the agency may have processed your 2019 tax return before receiving the2020 tax forms and you are entitled to a larger payment. If this is your case, the IRS has stated that it will automatically assess whether you qualify for more money after that receive your declaration Income 2020 . It will then send you an additional payment equal to the difference between what you originally received and the amount for which you are now eligible. No action is required to receive this additional payment, according to the IRS .
If you had a baby or added a dependent in 2020, the IRS has said it will also automatically send you a supplement payment once it receives your taxes this year.
But what if an accidental write error lly omitted a new dependent ? Or maybe your payment never arrived or was accidentally garnished ? The IRS can provide a way to deposit funds from relance missing by the December 31 deadline. Otherwise, you may have to wait a year to claim it , when you file your 2021 taxes in 2022 (even though you are a nonfiler which is not is usually not required to report taxes ).
If you don't get your entire stimulus check right away, you may need to fix the problem later. Sarah Tew /
How you should - and should not - report a payment problem
The IRS doesn't want you to call if you have a problem with the delivery or the amount of your stimulus check. So what to do instead? Our guide walks you through how to report a stimulus verification problem , including checks that never arrive (try depositing a payment trail ), payments by direct transfer to the wrong account and other problems.
Social security, SSDI, SSI, veterans, more: what you need to know about your payment
After a blockage of several weeks, the IRS is now making payments for SSDI and SSI recipients and retired railway workers , many of them automaticallynt qualify for the third check . The first payments started on April 3, with the majority of payments being made electronically, either by direct deposit or to Direct Express Cards (PDF) - by April 7, according to the IRS .
For those who receive prestations to veterans , the IRS said it is reviewing data from Veterans Affairs benefit recipients and plans to start making payments by April 14. Payment information for VA recipients will be available in the Get My Payment This Weekend tool, the IRS said .
Note that you will probably get the electronic payment transfer if this is how you normally receive benefits, and if you didn 't declare taxes in 2019 or 2020. But some in the section this subset of non-filers could receive automatic paymente earlier if they got a previous verification using IRS Tool 'Non-Filers , which is now closed. The SSA indicates that this group do not receive an EIP debit card . Here is our complete guide to dunning checks for people receiving benefits fromsocial security .
Millions of people can end up getting a smaller checktit that what is owed to them, according to their 2020 taxes. Sarah Tew /
Your The 2020 tax return has to do with this
Taxes are now due May 17th . So how will the IRS determine how much it owes you? It will be calculate your total (you can also do it here) based on the declaration of most recent income it is processed by the time it is ready to total your stimulus check amount.
If you filed your 2020 taxes early and you know that your tax return has already been processed , your total will probably be based on your link adjusted gross income , not on your AGI 2019. This presents complications if the difference between the two years disqualifies you from getting a third stimulus check .
On the other hand, if the IRS usesread your 2019 taxes and owe more money based on your 2020 AGI and dependents, you will need to claim the difference at a later date. Note that if you filed your 2020 taxes after receiving your stimulus payment, this IRS is now send catch-up payments now . (Learn about some of the exceptions and stimulus control captures here .)
The Stimulus money could still appear until the end of 2021
Although the IRS and Treasury are sending out stimulus checks now, agencies have until Dec. 31 to completedistribution of third payments. This is good news in that they don't face a tight deadline to send out all the checks, like they did for the second stimulus check in December, which only took them a window of 17. days to make payments.
On the other hand, the nearly nine-month delivery window also means that some people may find themselves waiting for payment, for
Additional Details for Certain Payment Groups
Dunning checks are not necessarily a unique situation. Here are additional guides for:
And here's everything you need to know about the third stimulus check , how to calculate your stimulus total and all over the place the stimulus bill may earn you more money .