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Stimulus deposits roll in, IRS launches website to track stimulus status

Will you qualify for a $1,200 COVID-19 stimulus check?
Posted at 7:06 PM, Apr 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-16 10:45:14-04

According to the IRS, more than 80 million Americans will see their stimulus deposits hit their bank accounts in the next few days. Johanna Rosque is eagerly awaiting her portion of the stimulus payment. She checked her bank's website this morning but was having issues logging on.

"It basically goes into a loading screen, and it says login failed, but I've tried all morning I'm anxious to see, it's got to be there," said Johanna.

Johanna hopes her money is deposited soon because she needs it to pay next month's rent.

"I got laid off a month ago or so, so I'm planning on saving it and using it for rent electric the essentials," said Johanna.

Hunter Resler is one of the many Americans who got his money today.

"I'm going to save it right now," said Hunter.

Timmothy Calloway with Eagle Eye Tax Services says all week he has been getting calls regarding stimulus checks. He said if you didn't file your 2019 tax returns, don't worry.

"The IRS will also look at 2018 return for tax information, and then you can go to the IRS.gov website and right on their screen, there's the coronavirus tax relief and Economic Impact Payment, so there's a whole screen how to update your information, how to check on your filing status," said Timmothy.

The IRS launched its new website called "Get My Payment." There, you can find the status of your stimulus check and enter direct deposit information to expedite the process.

The website will ask for your social security number, date of birth, address where you filed your taxes, and zip code. If your direct deposit information is not on hand, you will also need to enter your bank account information and adjusted gross income for 2018 or 2019 taxes.

Sarah Zawadiwsky pays taxes every year. She used the website Wednesday morning to enter in her direct deposit information.

"It seemed very reasonable and quick it wasn't a slough of questions," said Sarah.

While so many are anxiously awaiting their money, Timmothy said the best advice for people is to slow down.

"Be patient, a lot of people file paper returns. The IRS is now filing paper returns at this time. A lot of the websites are being backed up, so you have to wait in line to get on the server, so just be patient," said Timmothy.

To access the "Get My Payment" website, click here.

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