Finally, the IRS has activated the tool that allows you to track the location of the second stimulus check on the agency's website. How can you use it?
During the first round of direct payments, the IRS created the Get My Payment tool for individuals to track their stimulus check on the agency's website. Although many individuals have been receiving their direct payments since last week, the tool was activated yesterday, which was the official date to receive the money.
It is now possible to officially trace the first and second round of stimulus checks thanks to the fact that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has reactivated its online tool 'Get my payment' that you can access exclusively through its official website IRS.gov.
According to the IRS website, you can use Get My Payment to:
- Confirm that we sent your second stimulus payment.
- Confirm your payment type: direct deposit or mail.
The agency reminds individuals that data is updated once per day overnight, so there’s no need to check back more than once per day.
The federal agency urges you to consult all the information and updates through the website and anticipates that no additional information will be provided through telephone calls.
The IRS and the Treasury Department began shipping the second round of stimulus checks last week, and direct deposits have been the first to arrive.
The agency has reported that it has also issued paper checks and that they will continue to do so during the month of January. Some people will receive their direct payment this month through prepaid debit cards.
Although some people may have seen up to $ 600 dollars in their account for days, the payments began to be effective as of this Monday, January 4. Paper checks and debit cards will take longer to arrive, but the cutoff date is set to be January 15.
People who are entitled to receive financial aid do not need to take any action or contact the IRS for payments are automatic.