Where is my stimulus money? How to check when your payment will be received

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WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — As millions are receiving their second round of stimulus checks this week, some of those eligible are already facing issues securing their $600 payments.

So how can you get your payment? And are some people eligible for extra money?

If you haven’t received your payment you are not alone. There is hope for you, because tax season is right around the corner. Tax preparation services like this one are ready to help you.

“Who do I contact to get it?” said Fred Israel, a Gilberton resident who is waiting on both stimulus checks.

Many people this week are asking the same question, how do they get their second stimulus payment?

The IRS began sending out a second round of economic impact payments last week. Millions were slated to be automatically deposited by Monday. But people are still reporting they have not received it.

“It’s supposed to help me to try to get off the street and get an apartment,” said Dennis Godfree, who is homeless.

Tax preparation services like Liberty Tax Service say they are here to help you get your money.

“If they didn’t receive the first or second one they may have been claimed as a dependent on someone’s return last year or they may have had a new child this year. They are going to get more money than what they got in the stimulus. So we are going to reconcile all of that on the 2020 tax return,” said Mark Mihalka, franchise owner of Liberty Tax Service.

You can also track your payment from the IRS.

The site informs people about the date of their payment and whether they will receive it via direct deposit or the mailed payment date.

But if the check was sent to a closed account — you’ll have to wait until you file your 2020 tax returns.

Those who receive government benefits automatically like Social Security should expect to receive their payments the same way. Eyewitness News found not everyone is in a hurry to get their check.

“I got the first check, the $1,200 check you know, back in the summer time, I think. When it comes, it comes,” said Vincent Dantzler.

For those with problems and issues with the second round of stimulus payments, the IRS is currently working on updating its guidance. The agency may have clearer solutions to individuals’ problems in the coming days.

The data is updated once per day, overnight, so there’s no need to check more than once per day.

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