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IRS: Track your stimulus payment if it’s still missing

Tax season 2022 is in full swing, and despite this, some Americans still find themselves waiting for their payment from the IRS.

stimulus check sent by the IRS

The IRS started accepting returns this year on Jan. 24, and over 4 million tax refunds went out within two weeks.

According to the IRS, 9 out of 10 refunds are issued within 21 days of returns being accepted.

They may take longer if your return needs a closer look.


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Here is what to do if you’re still waiting for a payment from the IRS

You may no longer use the Get My Payment tool to check the status of your stimulus payment.

If you want to find the amount for your third payment, you’ll need to view it in your online account or look at Notice 1444-C.

This notice was sent detailing your third stimulus payment after it was sent.

In March of 2022 people have also been receiving Letter 6475, which says the same thing.


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To claim a missing payment, you’ll need to claim the recovery rebate credit.

You can calculate this by adding the amount of the third stimulus payment and plus-up payments you may have received.

If the status of your payment is unavailable, it’s safe to claim the recovery rebate credit.


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Messages on the IRS payment tracker

There are other messages people have seen as well.

This includes a “Need More Information” message.

This means the IRS doesn’t have enough information to send a payment electronically.

If you see “Please try again later” then you must wait 24 hours before you can get back in to look.

You can get locked out if you did not enter information matching what the IRS has on file or if you’ve logged in over 5 times.


What if the IRS said they sent my check but I did not get it?

In order to see the amounts the IRS claimed to send you can check your online account.

In addition there were notices sent detailing payments made for stimulus amounts.

Notice 1444 is for the first payment in 2020, Notice 1444-B is for the second payment in 2020, and Notice 1444-C is for the third payment in 2021.

You may then claim these payments on your return.

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