AN IRS alert can reveal if you'll have to wait months for the $600 stimulus relief check– even if you had no issues with first check.
The Internal Revenue Service revealed on Tuesday night that some taxpayers may have to awhile for their $600 stimulus checks – which have already been distributed as part of a new Covid-19 relief package.
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The IRS told CNBC Make It that the IRS Get My Payment has a tool to show whether a taxpayer will have to endure a long wait.
Get My Payment can inform taxpayers whether their second Economic Impact payment has been sent out, confirm if the payment was sent, and disclose whether payment will be received via direct deposit or mail.
In order to obtain a status update, Get My Payment requires people to fill in their Social Security Number or Individual Tax Identification Number, Date of Birth, Street Address, and Zipcode.
Those who receive a "Payment Status #2 – Not Available" status on the updated tool are the unlucky taxpayers that need to wait for their relief money, the IRS told the news outlet.
According to the agency: "The IRS advises people that if they don’t receive their Economic Impact Payment, they should file their 2020 tax return electronically and claim the Recovery Rebate Credit on their tax return to get their payment and any refund as quickly as possible."
Anyone who received both stimulus checks should see two numbered payment statuses informing when the checks were scheduled to be deposited.
The IRS urges taxpayers to refrain from calling the agency about the second payment.
"Our phone assistors do not have additional information beyond what’s available here on IRS.gov and in the Get My Payment application," the agency explained.
Meanwhile, Chuck Schumer has insisted stimulus checks "will be better" for Americans once Democrats sweep the Senate.
The Minority Leader made the comments as Americans eagerly await the results of the Georgia Senate runoff on Wednesday morning.
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Schumer said: "For too long, much-needed help has been stalled or diluted by a Republican-led Senate and President Trump.
"That will change with a Democratic Senate, Democratic House, and a Democratic President."
Many Americans have said the $600 stimulus check amount is not enough.
However, lawmakers have not been successful in approving more financial assistance or a third check, despite a House-passed bill that Trump supports.
President-elect Joe Biden has vowed to push a third stimulus check that would likely again gain the support of the Democrat-controlled House and also the Senate if Republicans lose the majority, Newsweek reported.
The Senate failed to approve $2,000 checks last week after the House passed a bill authorizing the payments.
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