This new tool provided by the U.S. Treasury Department and the IRS will serve several important functions:
- If you have not received your stimulus payment yet, it allows you to check the status of yours, so you’ll know approximately when it will reach your bank account or be mailed.
- If you filed tax returns in 2018 and/or 2019 and did not provide your direct deposit information — meaning that you either chose to receive your tax refund as a check, or didn’t get a refund at all — you’ll be able to share this information with the IRS if you choose to do so.
- If your payment hasn’t been issued yet, you can confirm whether you want to receive it by direct deposit or check. (Note: Direct deposit will be much faster)
- You can also verify that your CORRECT mailing address is on file with the IRS! You definitely don’t want to lose time on receiving your $ by having your check sent to the wrong address
Keep in mind that “Get My Payment” cannot update bank account information after an Economic Impact Payment has been scheduled for delivery. To help protect against potential fraud, the tool also does not allow people to change bank account information already on file with the IRS. The IRS does not initiate contact with taxpayers by email, text messages or social media channels to request personal or financial information. We urge taxpayers to be on the lookout for scammers and email phishing attempts about the COVID-19 and Economic Impact Payments.
Please visit IRS.gov for updates on the launch of the “Get My Payment” app.