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I never got my stimulus check from the IRS, how do I track it?

Last April the Biden administration send a third round of stimulus checks to Americans worth $1,400.

Four million payments were processed by the IRS and millions have received their check.

For the unfortunate few, there’s a way to track it.


How to track your $1,400 stimulus check from the IRS

You need to first login to the Get My Payment Tool through the IRS.

Using this you can determine when your check was sent, how much it’s worth , and how it will be paid.

To sign up you need your social security number or ITIN.

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You also need your date of birth and address.

After entering your information, there should be one of two messages from the Get My Payment Tool.

The first one is “Payment Status” and this means your check was processed. It will include the payments date and how it was paid.

The next is “Payment Status Not Available” and means you weren’t eligible or the IRS for some reason could not issue your payment.

If told your payment is not available, you can make a Recovery Rebate Credit claim.

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To do this you need to file a 2020 tax return. This type of credit will calculate your eligibility and amount you’re entitled to based on the information you provide in the tax return.

If you get the message “Need More Information” then the IRS did not get enough information to send you a payment.

This also requires a Recovery Rebate Credit.

“Please Try Again Later” means you’ve been locked out because you entered the wrong information or tried logging in more than 5 times in 24 hours.

If you’re told you were mailed the check but have not gotten it, you’ll need to request a Payment Trace.

You can file a Payment Trace by calling the IRS at 800-919-9835 or filling out Form 3911 to mail in.

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