The IRS is committed to help taxpayers receive their Economic Impact Payments as soon as possible. The payments, also referred to by some as stimulus payments, are automatic for most taxpayers.
No further action is needed by taxpayers who filed tax returns in 2018 and 2019 and most seniors and retirees.
The IRS has developed a Get My Payment application for those that would like to:
- Check your payment status
- Confirm your payment type: direct deposit or check
- Enter your bank account information for direct deposit if the IRS does not have your direct deposit information and they haven't sent your payment yet
Link will direct you to irs.gov/coronavirus/get-my-payment
Update your information
Direct deposit: Use the Get My Payment application to let the IRS know your bank account information if they don't have your direct deposit information and they haven't sent your payment.
Check payment: If you moved since you last filed, let the IRS know of your new mailing address.
Didn't File a Return in 2018 or 2019?
If you have a filing requirement and have not yet filed a tax return for 2018 or 2019, you must file a 2019 tax return to receive the payment.
If you are not required to file a 2018 or 2019 tax return, visit Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here.
Avoid Scams Related to Economic, COVID-19
The IRS urges taxpayers to be on the lookout for scam artists trying to use the economic impact payments as cover for schemes to steal personal information and money. Remember, the IRS will not call , text you, email you or contact you on social media asking for personal or bank account information – even related to the economic impact payments. Also, watch out for emails with attachments or links claiming to have special information about economic impact payments or refunds.