Many people have received their stimulus checks. Many more are still waiting. If you are one of the ones still waiting, the following article breaks down when you can expect yours to arrive.
If your correct direct deposit information was included on your 2018 or 2019 federal tax return, you should have received your stimulus money. The IRS is now working on sending out paper checks, of which approximately 5 million will be sent out next week.
Stimulus money is not sent out randomly. The first payments were sent out to individuals who have the lowest annual gross income reported on their 2018 and 2019 federal tax return. Below is the planned weekly schedule for stimulus check send-outs:
Below $10,000- April 24
$10,001-$20,000- May 1
$30,001-$40,000- May 15
$50,001-$60,000- May 29
$70,001-$80,000- June 12
$80,001-$90,000- June 19
$110,001-$120,000- July 10
$120,001-$130,000- July 17
$130,001-$140,000- July 24
$140,001-$150,000- July 31
$150,001-$160,000- August 7
$160,001-$170,000- August 14
$170,001-$180,000- August 21
$180,001-$190,000- August 28
$190,001-$198,000- September 4
Remaining checks- September 11
The IRS has created an online portal titled “Get My Payment” on its website where you can track your payment. You can also enter into direct deposit information if needed, or to ensure that your mailing address is listed correctly. If you encounter a “Payment Status Not Available” message, there could be several options as to why
First, it may be that you do not qualify. If you made over $98,000 as an individual or $198,000 as a joint filer in 2018 or 2019, you do not qualify for a stimulus check.
OR, the IRS may just still be processing your information. If you recently filed a 2018 or 2019 tax return, it’s possible the IRS is still processing your claim before being able to determine whether or not you qualify for a stimulus payment. Also, if you have not been required to file a tax return in the past, and have recently updated your Non-Filer information on the IRS user portal, they could still be processing your information.
Lastly, if you receive Social Security checks, disability checks, veteran’s, or others, the online portal will not give you status information on your stimulus payment.
The IRS website is updated once daily, overnight. Check back each day for updates.