IRS stimulus checks are rolling out; new website lets tax filers update bank info, track payment progress

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By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub
ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

Published April 15, 2020

The IRS stimulus checks to help with the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic are rolling out.

The IRS has released a new website that will allow taxpayers to update their direct deposit information to receive their Economic Impact Payments more quickly.

Here is the link: irs.gov/coronavirus/economic-impact-payments

If you filed for taxes in 2018 or 2019, you can check your payment status, confirm your payment type–direct deposit or check–and enter your bank account information for direct deposit if the IRS doesn’t have your direct deposit information.

2019 filers will be sent a payment using the information you provided with your 2019 tax return. The IRS says you will not be able to change it.

2018 filers who need to change account information or mailing address, file your 2019 taxes electronically as soon as possible. That is the only way to let the IRS know your new information.

There is also an option on the IRS website that explains how non-filers can get their stimulus payment.

Here’s a screen shot showing the IRS website for coronavirus stimulus payment assistance.

If you are unsure if you are eligible for the stimulus payment, you can visit this IRS website to check.

Article updated April 15, 2020, 10:20 AM EST


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