Despite the IRS and Treasury’s breakneck effort to send 30 million more Americans could still expect to see a per person in the coming days and weeks. The IRS is also expected to announce a big push for Social Security recipients like of federal programs, which have been delayed.to more than 127 million households so far, up to
Withclosed as of March 24, the next payment batch for will arrive through , and Direct Express cards, for many people who that way. But when will the payments come, what’s the best way to and what happens if ? (Fact: The .)
Here are other things to keep in mind as well. The US Postal Service is experiencing delays, which could . If the IRS uses your to your share and it owes you money based on or new , like a , you may not get your full payment for months — details below. For additional information, here’s where discussions for a stand and what to know about the if you have . This story was recently updated.
Stimulus payment delivery: IRS scorecard and timeline
The IRS and Treasury have distributed 127 million to date, and are now prepping tens of millions more. People who didn’t receive a by March 24 will as a paper check or . With mail delays continuing though, it’s not clear how long it will take from the time the IRS or Treasury sends your payment to the date you receive it.
Though up to 30 millionare still waiting on a delivery date for their payments, we now have more details about the payment particulars, especially through Direct Express (see below). If your life circumstances changed between your second check and now, . If you .
Here’s how the checks have been sent so far:
Stimulus check scorecard: Payments so far
|Direct deposit||Paper check||EIP card||Direct Express card|
|First payment batch (by March 17)||90 million ($242 billion)||150,000 ($442 million)||Not released||Not released|
|Second payment batch (by March 24)||17 million ($38 billion)||15 million ($34 billion)||5 million ($11 billion)||Not released|
|Social Security, including SSI, SSDI||Not disclosed||Not disclosed||Not disclosed||Up to 30 million to come, no delivery date yet|
You can track your stimulus check status with the IRS and USPS
The IRS updates itsdaily. This online app shows you the status of your payment, including when a check is scheduled for delivery. The IRS portal can also flag if there’s a problem with your payment you may need to address, but it doesn’t tell you the amount you’ll receive. You can use a free tool from the USPS to .
Current payment details for Social Security, SSI, SSDI, veterans and other federal beneficiaries
After a weeks-long holdup, the IRS can now prep payments for Direct Express card (PDF) if this is how they normally get benefits, and if they didn’t file taxes in 2019 or 2020., many of whom automatically qualify for the third check approved as part of President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion relief package. A number of people are expected to receive money through a
However, some in IRS’ Non-Filers tool, which is now closed. In that case, you could get your payment in the current wave. 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 passed Congress||March 10|
|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|
|SSI and SSDI checks sent||Soon to be announced|
|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)|
|Claims for missing stimulus money open||2021 tax season likely (in 2022)|
These things could delay or split up delivery of your stimulus check
Here’s more information onwith your stimulus check.
If there’s a problem with your payment, try doing this
Sorry, but the IRS really 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? See our guide that walks you through, including checks that never arrive (try ), direct deposit payments that go to the wrong account and more.
Why your tax return situation could present a hurdle to delivery
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 your 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.)
If you end up missing stimulus money, you’ll need to claim it at a later date
There are several reasons the IRS may owe you stimulus money after it sends out the third round of checks. Maybe the agency processed your 2019 tax return instead of 2020 and there was a discrepancy? Or maybe youthat you still need to claim as a dependent? Maybe a clerical error accidentally left out a ? Perhaps your payment never arrived or was ?
Whatever the reason, 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 .)
Stimulus payments could technically arrive into December
Although the IRS and Treasury are sending stimulus checks now, the agencies have until Dec. 31, 2021, 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.
Additional stimulus check information these groups should know about
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 .