If you are looking for the IRS stimulus check portal to track your stimulus payment, we can help. Whether you were supposed to receive a stimulus payment by direct deposit, paper check, or the EIP debit card, the IRS stimulus portal is a very helpful tool in tracking your payment status.

Before we provide the website information and what you can do with it, here’s what you need to know:

First, we will address what you can do if you did not receive your first stimulus check for $1,200 or the second stimulus check for $600.

Next, we will explain how to claim your recovery rebate if your checks have not been sent.

Also, we will provide an update on the third stimulus check for $1,400 from the Biden Administration and the timeline for that.

Lastly, we will walk you through the step-by-step process on how to login to the IRS Stimulus Check Portal and use the “Get My Payment” tool to check the status of your stimulus payment.

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This post will cover:

  • If you did not get First or Second Stimulus Check (what to do)
  • How to Claim Recovery Rebate Credit
  • Third Stimulus Check Update
  • Timeline for Third Round of Stimulus Checks
  • IRS Stimulus Check Portal
  • How to Check the Status of Your Stimulus Check

If you did not get First or Second Stimulus Check

If you have not received your first stimulus payment or second stimulus check, here’s what the IRS is saying you have to do:

As of January 29, 2021, the IRS’ “Get My Payment” portal will no longer be updated for the first or second round of payments.

If the Get My Payment portal does not provide a payment date, a payment will not be issued and you will need to claim the Recovery Rebate Credit if eligible.

However, you can still use the “Get My Payment” portal to confirm whether the IRS has sent a first or second stimulus check and if your payment was sent as direct deposit or by mail.

How to Claim Recovery Rebate Credit

According to the IRS, most people who are eligible for the Recovery Rebate Credit have already received it, in advance, in two rounds of Economic Impact Payments.

They won’t need to include any information about the payments or claim the Recovery Rebate Credit when they file their 2020 tax return.

However, some individuals who didn’t receive any Economic Impact Payments or received less than the full amounts may be eligible for the Recovery Rebate Credit.

To get the money owed to them, they must file a 2020 tax return to claim the Recovery Rebate Credit, even if they don’t usually file a tax return.

Third Stimulus Check Update

The United States Senate has now passed a version of Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID relief plan.

The bill includes a third round of $1,400 stimulus checks to Americans.

According to President Biden, the IRS will begin sending out stimulus checks in March 2021.

When you will receive your stimulus check will depend on your situation, how you received your last stimulus payments and whether you are even eligible.

See eligibility requirements for third stimulus checks here.

We have provided below a timeline of when we think the stimulus checks will be sent, based on the current situation with the bill.

This includes when you can expect direct deposit (including Direct Express card), paper checks, and EIP prepaid card payments.

Timeline for Third Round of Stimulus Checks

Therefore, here’s the possible timeline for when stimulus payments checks might be sent.

1 – House passed the American Rescue Plan on February 27.

2 – The Senate passed their version of the stimulus bill on March 6.

3 – The House of Representatives will vote on the Senate version of the stimulus bill (by March 9th).

4 – The Bill is signed into law by President Biden

5 – Stimulus checks of $1,400 sent via Direct Deposit by IRS.

6 – Stimulus checks of $1,400 sent via paper checks by IRS.

7 – Checks of $1,400 sent via Economic Impact Payment (EIP) Prepaid Cards by the IRS

8 – The IRS opens up the process for people who did not receive their Third Stimulus Check.

Based on the steps above, here are the possible timelines with dates, based on the current state of negotiations in Congress:

Process Remaining for Stimulus Bill Actual and Future Possible Dates
House of Representatives Passes Stimulus Bill February 27, 2021
Senate Passes Stimulus Bill March 6, 2021
House of Representatives Votes on Senate Bill 3/9/21 – 3/11/2021
Stimulus bill signed into law by President Biden Sunday, March 14
First direct deposit check sent by IRS Week of March 22
First paper checks sent by IRS Week of March 29
First EIP Prepaid Debit Card sent by IRS Week of April 5
Claims for missing stimulus checks open by IRS May 3

If you are missing any stimulus check (round one, two, or three), here’s what you can do.

First, it is important to know that stimulus checks are sent by direct deposit, paper check, or EIP prepaid debit card.

If you do not receive your payment via any of the above methods, then here’s what you can do:

First, the IRS has set up a website for you to claim any missing payment.

Click here to be taken there.

Also, you can claim any missing stimulus money owed to you or your dependents during tax season this year (2021) and next year, 2022.

How Will I Get My Check If I Haven’t Filed a 2019 or 2020 Tax Return?

If you receive Social Security, SSI, or SSDI and did not file a tax return in 2019, you will not have to file a return in order to receive your $1,400 stimulus.

The IRS has your information already.

However, if you don’t receive your stimulus and did not file a tax return for 2019, you may need to file one to confirm your eligibility with the IRS.

Click here to check your status in the Get My Payment portal.

IRS Stimulus Check Portal

See the link below for the IRS Stimulus Check Portal, also known as the “Get My Payment” website.

This portal was created by the IRS to help with updates and eligibility regarding stimulus payments (Economic Impact Payments).

Click here to be taken to the IRS Stimulus Check Portal.

How to Check the Status of Your Stimulus Check

Here’s how to use the IRS Stimulus Check Portal to get the status of your stimulus payment.

Step 1 – Visit the Get My Payment Website

The first step in the process is to visit the “Get my Payment” portal.

Click here to be taken to the website.

Once there, click the “Get My Payment” link as shown below

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Step 2 – Accept Disclaimer

Next, you will be taken to a page where you will have to accept a disclaimer with terms of use of the “Get My Payment” portal in order to proceed.

To accept the disclaimer, click the “OK” link as shown below.

You cannot proceed without accepting this disclaimer.

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Step 3 – Enter your Personal Information

Next, you will be taken to a page, like the one below where you will be asked to provide your personal information in order to retrieve your stimulus payment status.

This includes:

  • Social Security Number or Tax ID Number
  • Date of Birth
  • Street Address
  • Zip Code

See the image below for details.

Once you enter the requested information, click the “CONTINUE” link for further instructions.

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Step 4 – See your Stimulus Check Status

If you entered the correct information requested, you will be taken to a page like the one below where you will see the status of your stimulus check.

If your check has not been sent, it will tell you what you can do to claim your stimulus payment.

On the other hand, if your stimulus payments have been sent, you will see a status update on the date they were sent and how they were sent (Direct Deposit, Paper Check, or EIP Debit Card).

In the example below, the stimulus payment was sent via Direct Deposit.

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Step 5 – Log Out

Once you are done viewing your stimulus check status, you should logout.

To logout of the IRS Stimulus Check Portal, click the “EXIT” link at the bottom of the page.

You will then be taken to the page below, which is your confirmation that you have successfully logged out.

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IRS Stimulus Check Portal Summary

Here’s the bottom line:

As of January 29, 2021, the IRS’ “Get My Payment” portal will no longer be updated for the first or second round of payments.

However, you can still get a status update on your first and second stimulus checks.

To do so, you have to log into the IRS’ “Get My Payment” portal and provide your identifying information to get your check(s) status, as described in detail above.

Questions?

We hope this post on the IRS Stimulus Check Portal helpful.

If you have further questions about Stimulus Checks, Social Security, or Disability benefits, please let us know in the comments section below.

Be sure to check out our other articles on:
Third Stimulus Check FAQs
What is the Third Stimulus Check Release Date?
Second Stimulus check for $600: Update
Direct Express Stimulus Check Deposit Date
Stimulus Debit Card FAQs
Direct Express Dispute Resolution Help
2022 Social Security Payment Dates

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