Americans flooded the IRS website ever since the news of the stimulus check would be released. As some people received them and others didn’t, more people started checking the Get My Payment page on IRS.gov. This caused a huge problem for the site,as the servers couldn’t handle the volume of people using it.
The IRS.gov reports the website should be accessible now. Anyone who was unable to access the Get My Payment page or wasn’t able to pull information about their payment status should try again.
When people use the tool, they will enter their social security number, birth date, and zip code. This will tell them the status of their payment.
Those who didn’t receive money from the IRS in 2019 are slated for a mailed check. There’s an option to enter bank account information, such as routing number and account number. This will help the IRS send the money faster. You will need information from your 2019 tax return,such as your annual gross income and how much money you paid or received for verification.
Those who have not filed their 2019 taxes yet can use their 2018 information for verification.
Individuals who have an adjusted gross income(AGI) of $75,000 or less will receive $1,200. Married couples who have an AGI of $150,000 or less will receive $2,400. Heads of Households who earned$112,500 or less will receive $1,200. Everyone receives $500 per child claimed on the tax return as a dependent.
Those who have AGIs higher than identified will receive a reduction. The amount decreases $5 for every $100 more than the threshold.
The IRS started sending money to bank accounts on April 11. They started mailing checks on April 24th.
Go to the IRS website now to check on the status of your stimulus check. You will likely find that it’s much easier to access the information about the status now and add bank account information if you prefer.