IRS extends deadline to get stimulus check faster

The Internal Revenue Service extended the deadline to be able to get your stimulus check faster via direct deposit. There is still time to get your $1200 put into your bank account, but you only have a few days to get your information to the IRS.

“We’re working hard to get more payments quickly to taxpayers,” said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig. “We want people to visit Get My Payment before the noon Wednesday deadline so they can provide their direct deposit information. Time is running out for a chance to get these payments several weeks earlier through direct deposit.”

The IRS has sent out over 100 million payments totalling over $200 billion as of May 11th. 20 million people are still waiting on payments, and the Get My Payment tool can speed up the process.

The Get My Payment tool provides eligible taxpayers with a projected Economic Impact Payment deposit date. The information is updated once daily, usually overnight. There is no need to check more than once a day. Taxpayers who did not choose direct deposit on their last tax return can use this tool to input bank account information to receive their payment by direct deposit, expediting receipt.

Eligible taxpayers who filed tax returns for 2019 or 2018 will receive the payments automatically. Automatic payments will also be sent to those receiving Social Security retirement, disability benefits, Railroad Retirement benefits, Veterans Affairs benefits or Supplemental Security Income soon.

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