The third stimulus check started running on bank accounts over the weekend.
That means many people who have a direct deposit wake up and find an extra $ 1,400 in their bank accounts if they’re single, or $ 2,800 if they’re married, plus $ 1,400 for dependents.
But what if your third check didn’t arrive? There’s a way to find out when it’s coming.
Where is my third stimulus check?
The IRS posted an updated version of the Get My Payment application on their website over the weekend that will allow you to track your stimulus check. You can use it on your computer, phone or tablet.
Click the link, then click the blue “Get My Payment” button. Don’t be surprised if you have to wait a few minutes to get through. This corner of IRS.gov has a lot of traffic right now because people Really I want to know when they will receive their $ 1,400 stimulus check. When you are done, you will receive a warning that the system is for authorized use only. Click OK. “
Next, you need to enter your social security number or individual tax number, your date of birth, your street address and your zip code.
Once you’ve submitted your information, the website will tell you when your payment is scheduled and whether it’s a check or a direct deposit. If a direct deposit is scheduled, you will be shown the last four numbers of the bank account to which the deposit will be made. If the IRS cannot pay you by direct deposit, you will receive your payment by check or prepaid debit card.
Payment status not available? That means the following as well as some hacks that succeeded in the first two rounds. The information is only updated once a day. So if you can’t find what you’re looking for, the only thing you can do is try again tomorrow.
Your stimulus check is not taxable. However you choose to spend that money, just know you don’t have to save any of it for Uncle Sam.
Robin Hartill is a certified financial planner and senior writer at The Penny Hoarder. She writes the Dear Penny personal finance advisory column. Send your tricky money questions to [email protected].