Millions of stimulus checks have been sent out to Americans during the coronavirus crisis. Millions more are waiting for a check and could do a few simple things to speed up the process.
The New York Post has provided information with two options are available to the 80 million Americans who will be receiving a check. One group is the low-income group that doesn’t file taxes and the second group is the one that does file taxes.
If you don’t file tax returns:
The IRS has set up an online portal where people who didn’t file tax returns for the last two years can submit bank account information to get their stimulus money faster.
If you do file tax returns:
Some Americans who filed recent tax returns may still be waiting for their money because the IRS didn’t have their direct deposit information. Not to worry — there’s an online tool for you, too.
The IRS has launched a “Get My Payment” tool where tax filers can submit banking information to get the money more quickly. They can also use the application to check the status of their payments and confirm how they will receive the money (direct deposit or check).
Taxpayers who have moved since their last filing should also update their address with the IRS.
Americans with direct deposit will receive checks within two weeks. Americans without direct deposits will get checks mailed before the end of April.
Get more information about Economic Impact Payments:
Visit the IRS Economic Impact Payments Information Center to answer your questions about eligibility, payment amounts, what to expect, when to expect it and more.