IRS rolls out 'Get My Payment' page to check status of stimulus checks

The new IRS web page allows Americans to track their payments by submitting tax return information. File Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
The new IRS web page allows Americans to track their payments by submitting tax return information. File Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo

April 15 (UPI) -- The Internal Revenue Service rolled out a new tool Wednesday that allows Americans to check the status of their stimulus payments, and tens of millions are expected to have their money by the end of the day.

The agency launched the "Get My Payment" web page, where Americans can track their payments by entering tax return information for either 2018 or 2019.


The U.S. Treasury began depositing the payments electronically Friday. The first recipients are eligible U.S. taxpayers who filed a tax return for either of the last two years. For those, the payments will automatically appear in their bank accounts for the next few weeks.

Multiple banks reported Wednesday afternoon that they were experiencing service delays as customers checked their bank accounts online in unusual volumes. Others called banks to check on the status of their stimulus deposits.

Fifth Third Bank said it had "intermittent and temporary issues" with some applications and phone lines. BB&T also said it had problems with mobile banking and its customer service phone line. Alliant Credit Union, CEFCU and Pinnacle Bank Wyoming also reported mobile banking delays.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said 80 million Americans should have received their money by the end of Wednesday, and a "large majority" will receive theirs over the next two weeks.


Mailed paper checks, which take longer to deliver, will start going out "before the end of April," Mnuchin said.

The stimulus payments, part of the $2.2 trillion CARES Act enacted last month, will amount to $1,200 per adult for those whose income is less than $75,000. The amount gradually decreases for Americans who make between $75,000 and $99,000. Those who earn more will not receive stimulus funds. The Treasury will also pay $500 per child under 17 years old.

Those who receive physical checks might notice something unprecedented. The Washington Post reported Tuesday that the Treasury ordered the checks to display President Donald Trump's name on the "memo" line. CNN reported that it was a last-minute addition by the Treasury.

Trump would be the first president to have his name appear on an IRS check.

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