Over 80 million Americans were slated to receive a stimulus payment in the last week, according to a Treasury Department release.
While the IRS is attempting to get payments to people as soon as possible by direct deposit, it’s still going to have to issue paper checks to millions of people who haven’t provided bank details.
If you don’t receive federal benefits, such as Social Security, you can track your stimulus payment on the IRS website, which is updated once a day. Here’s when you can expect your stimulus payment to arrive. The schedule is subject to change.
Most people who qualify don’t have to sign up or apply for anything to get a payment. If you filed 2018 or 2019 tax return and got a tax refund, the money is being sent to the same account where you received your refund.
If the bank account has been closed, the payment will bounce back to the IRS and they’ll send a paper check to the address listed on your latest tax return or change-of-address filed with the US Postal Service. If you didn’t get a tax refund in the last two years, the IRS asks that you enter your bank information in an online tool or wait for a paper check.