1,200 stimulus check payments to some households may have been delayed because of a data processing issue by the Treasury Department and IRS. In order to help get payments out on time, the IRS says it did not thoroughly review information in the new online tool that allows people to give their bank account information.
The Treasury Department and IRS are working to contact all of those who were affected by the glitch. The data processing issue impacted people who had already filed their taxes and their information was received by the IRS in late April or early May. Those who did not file a 2019 tax return were not affected by this data processing issue.
The IRS has been working with Treasury to resolve the issue and ensure that stimulus check payments are made on time.
In order to help get stimulus check payments out on time, the IRS says it did not thoroughly review information in the new online tool that allows people to give their bank account information. The agency said it wanted to make sure taxpayers could access the system and had issued a warning about some of its features.
Stimulus Check Money: When Will You Get It?
The Treasury Department and IRS are working to contact all of those who were affected by the glitch. They can be reached by email at [email protected] or by phone at 844-545-5635 (toll free).
As for when you’ll get your money, that’s up in the air. The agency says it will work to get payments out as soon as possible, but they won’t be able to say exactly when until they’ve contacted everyone affected and confirmed everyone’s information. For now, if you haven’t received your payment by mid-July, contact them again—but don’t forget: You still need to pay even if you’re owed a refund!
If you’ve filed your taxes, but haven’t gotten a refund yet, there’s a chance that you’re one of the people affected by this glitch. If you have already filed your tax return and provided bank account information to the IRS, it’s time to check whether or not they have received your information.
The IRS has stated that anyone who was affected by this glitch should receive their stimulus check payment within three weeks of when they were supposed to get it—so if everything goes smoothly, no harm done! If anything does go wrong though (and we hope it doesn’t), don’t panic! The Treasury Department has said that taxpayers with questions about how long their payments will take should contact them at 1-800-829-1040 or visit irs.gov/individuals/get-help.