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Note: The IRS Get My Payment tool is set up to show the most recent stimulus payment - currently, stimulus three. As of May 28, 2021, the IRS tool may now show the status of your "plus-up" payment - details on the third stimulus page. If you are owed additional stimulus credit after filing your 2020 return, this will now be reflected on the IRS tool. This means that your initial third payment will no longer be shown; instead, you will only see the status and amount of your plus-up payment.

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Stimulus Check Payments

As a result of the Coronavirus Pandemic, the US government has launched three stimulus check payments during 2020 and 2021.

1. Stimulus Check Payment One: The Economic Impact Payment (EIP), CARES Act, or Stimulus Check Payment One  was launched in April of 2020.

2. Stimulus Check Payment Two: The COVID-19 related Tax Relief Act of 2020 or Stimulus Check Payment Two was launched December 2020.

3. Stimulus Check Payment Three: The American Rescue Plan or Stimulus Check Payment Three was launched in March of 2021.

4. Stimulus Check Payment Four: Could there be a fourth stimulus payment as part of the Build Back Better Plan?

Stimulus Payment Status

Here is a summary of taxpayer related stimulus questions and answers.

Your Situation
Stimulus Payment
A: How to track my stimulus payment?

Get your Stimulus Payment Status

The IRS has updated the tool each time a new stimulus package was signed into law. The linked IRS tool will display the status of the current or most recent stimulus check.
Track Stimulus Payment by EIP Card

B: Additional stimulus payment lookup option

You may be able to see a processed payment of your stimulus checks via your IRS Account. Steps to Create your IRS Login account.

Your IRS account gives you a detailed overview of your tax return history, payments, etc.
Under Account Transcript, select 2020. You will see all deposits and transactions between you and the IRS, including stimulus payments and tax refunds or tax payments. At the bottom of the page will be a transaction history, including Economic Impact Payments, if applicable.

C: What if you received Stimulus check 1 or 2?

Instructions on how to claim the Recovery Rebate Credit as substitute for Stimulus 1 and/or Stimulus 2. Stimulus 3 is to be an advance payment of the 2021 Recovery Rebate Credit as the first two were advance payments of the 2020 credit. This means that you will have to claim the third stimulus on your 2021 tax return in 2022. If you have not received your payment, you may be able to send a "force return" to the IRS to get your information on their record. That way, they can issue the payment sooner. Contact us for details.

D: Stimulus Check Questions and Answers

See real life scenarios and answers on Stimulus Check Payment questions. Learn how specific taxpayers can receive the stimulus payments if they are in fact owed them, but never received them. These payments are a tax credit and will be based on your tax information. 

E: Tax Return Adjustments Due to Stimulus Payments

Did you receive an IRS Notice CP12 as a result of Recovery Rebate Credit amount adjustments? Follow these instruction on how to verify your tax return or how to respond to Notice CP12.

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