Follow these steps if you haven’t received stimulus check

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Which are the steps to be followed if you haven’t yet received the stimulus checks?

The US administration sent its third-round stimulus checks of $1400 to eligible Americans last April.

The IRS processed around four million payments and millions have received the check.

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But you can follow these steps if you haven’t received the check despite your eligibility.

The first step is to login to the Get My Payment Tool through the IRS.

By using this tool, you can find out when the was sent, what’s the worth of the check and the mode of its payment.

In order to sign up, you require your social security number or ITIN. You have to fill in your date of birth and address.

The Get My Payment Tool will then show you two messages.

The ‘Payment Status’ will give you an idea of the check which was processed. The information includes the payments date and how it was paid.

The next message is ‘Payment Status Not Available’. If you are seeing such a message, it means that you are not eligible to receive a check or the IRS hasn’t issued the payment for some reason.

If it says your payment is not available, you can make a Recovery Rebate Credit claim. For this you have to file a 2020 tax return. As per your tax return, it shows whether you are eligible for the program.

In case you are getting the message, ‘Need More Information’, it means that IRS didn’t send the check for lack of proper information. Here also you need a Recovery Rebate Credit.

If you are getting the ‘Please Try Again Later’ message, it means that you’ve been locked out because you entered the wrong information.

You can file a Payment Trace by calling the IRS at 800-919-9835 or filling out Form 3911 to mail in.

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