The IRS is recommending everyone to use their Get My Payment (GMP) system on the IRS website to check the status of an Economic Impact Payment (EIP). The website will show the status of the first and second Economic Impact Payment (EIP) as well as how the payment was paid. For instance, by direct deposit, check or debit card. It is not recommended to call the IRS. They are being inundated with calls and are understaffed due to the pandemic. Use this website to check your payment status:
If you do not receive either the first or second Economic Impact Payment (EIP) or if what you receive is less than what you are entitled to under the program, you can claim the Recovery Rebate Credit on your tax return.
These websites have answers to questions about Economic Impact Payments (EIP):
Also, the IRS should mail you Notice 1444 and/or Notice 1444-B for your records relating to Economic Impact Payments (EIP) you received. They may be required when you file your tax returns, so keep them in a safe place.
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