A fresh wave of the IRS, including to people who receive . Some are reporting their is or scheduled for later this week via . For an official update on your payment, here’s how to and . Brush up on here.continues to roll out this weekend from
Most of these payments are expected to arrive in bank accounts on April 7, the IRS said. However, people who will need to wait to find out for their payment date. If your was smaller than you as a result of and , you might be eligible for a “plus-up” payment the IRS is sending out through and by mail — you don’t need to to receive it. These new catch-up payments are also going out to people missing money for new , like those who had a , on their 2020 tax return, the IRS said.
There’s more to the stimulus check delivery story as well. For example, if your check never arrives (but an), you may need to or . That’s why it’s critical you know . We explain what to anticipate below. In the meantime, here’s what we know about a potential , and how will bring more money if you have and . This story has been updated.
Stimulus check schedule: The new timeline and scorecard
This weekend through April 7 (and after), Social Security Administration said.will finally get their payments, though many . If you receive federal benefits, you’ll get your stimulus money either as an electronic transfer to an existing benefits card, like Direct Express; a transfer to your bank account; or as a payment through the mail. The IRS won’t send EIP cards to this group, the
Many people who don’t receive federal benefits and didn’t get a plus-up.” This is primarily for people who received a partial payment based on their 2019 taxes but who are actually due more money based on their 2020 taxes. The people receiving this now have had their 2020 taxes processed by the IRS. The IRS said it will continue to send these plus-up payments on a weekly basis as it processes tax forms and reevaluates payments.by March 24 will as a paper check or . However, some folks may see an electronic transfer appear in their bank account, as an adjustment called a “
Note that it could take days between the date the IRS or Treasury processes your payment and when you receive it, especially if your check is delivered through the mail. If your life circumstances changed between getting the second stimulus check, which was authorized in December, and now,. If you .
Here’s how the checks have been sent so far:
Stimulus check scorecard: Payments so far
|Direct deposit||Paper checks||EIP card||Direct Express card|
|First payment batch, March 17||90 million ($242 billion)||150,000 ($442 million)||Not released||Not released|
|Second payment batch, March 24||17 million ($38 billion)||15 million ($34 billion)||5 million ($11 billion)||Not released|
|Third payment batch, including Social Security, April 3||2 million, including “plus-up” adjustments ($5 billion)||2 million ($5 billion)||Not disclosed||Not disclosed|
You can (and should) track your payment status. Here are two ways
The IRS updates itsdaily. This online app shows the status of your payment, including when a check is scheduled for delivery. The IRS portal also flags if there’s a problem with your payment that you may need to address, but it doesn’t tell you the amount you’ll receive. The tracker also shows payment status for SSI and SSDI beneficiaries. You can use a free tool from the USPS to .
Social Security, SSI, SSDI, veterans and other federal beneficiaries: What to know about stimulus payment timelines
Note that you’ll most likely get the electronic payment transfer if this is how you normally receive benefits, and if you didn’t file taxes in 2019 or 2020. But, some in IRS’ Non-Filers tool, which is now closed. The SSA says this group will not receive an EIP debit card. Here’s our complete guide to .could receive an automatic payment sooner if they got a by using the
Stimulus check delivery start and end dates
|Stimulus bill signed into law||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 March 22|
|Last day to get direct deposit||March 24, unless you receive a “plus-up” adjustment for 2020 taxes|
|First Social Security, SSI, SSDI payment sent||Weekend of April 3, most arriving April 7|
|First plus-up payments||Weekend of April 3|
|VA benefits for veteran nonfilers||Mid-April, more details to come|
|IRS deadline to finish sending checks||Dec. 31, 2021 (mandated by the bill)|
|Last date to receive a check||January 2022 (if mailed checks sent late December)|
|Final claims for missing stimulus money||2021 tax season likely (in 2022)|
What if you’re missing a part of your stimulus check?
There are several reasons the IRS may owe you stimulus money after it sends out the third round of checks.
For example, the agency may have processed your 2019 tax return before it received 2020 tax forms and you’re entitled to a bigger payment. If this is your situation, the IRS said it will automatically evaluate if you qualify for more money after it according to the IRS.. It will then send you a supplemental payment for the difference between what you originally received and the the amount you now qualify for. You don’t need to take any action to receive this supplemental payment,
If youor added a in 2020, the IRS said it will also automatically send you a supplement payment once it receives your taxes this year.
But what if a clerical error accidentally left out a? Or perhaps your payment never arrived or was ? The IRS may provide a way to file for missing stimulus money before the Dec. 31 deadline. If not, you , when you file your 2021 taxes in 2022 (even if you’re a ).
Your payment delivery could be split up or delayed because …
Here’s more information onwith your stimulus check.
Yes, your tax return could cause a snag in your payment delivery date
Taxes are now. So how will the IRS figure out how much it owes you? It will based on the most recent tax filing it’s processed at the time it’s ready to tabulate the amount of your stimulus check.
If youand you , your total will likely be based on your 2020 , not on your 2019 AGI. That presents complications if the difference between the two years .
On the flip side, if the IRS uses your 2019 taxes and you’re owed more money based on your 2020 AGI and dependents, you’ll need to claim the difference at a later date. (Learn more about some of the.)
How you should report a problem with your payment
The IRS doesn’t want you to call if you have any issue with the delivery or amount of your stimulus check. So what to do instead? Our guide walks you through, including checks that never arrive (try ), direct deposit payments that go to the wrong account and other issues.
Stimulus payments could actually arrive through the end of 2021
Although the IRS and Treasury are sending stimulus checks now, the agencies have until Dec. 31 to complete distributing the third payments. That’s good news in the sense they aren’t facing a compressed deadline to send out all the checks, as they did with the second stimulus check in December, which only gave them a 17-day window to get the payments out.
On the other hand, the nearly nine-month delivery window also means some people may find themselves waiting for their payment, for a variety of reasons. We’ll have to wait and see how the IRS deals with any fringe issues that arise, such as the need to claim missing money.
More details you may need to know about your stimulus payment
Stimulus checks aren’t necessarily a one-size-fits-all situation. Here are additional guides for:
And here’s everything you need to know about the, and every way the .