The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced that the Get My Payment portal is now live for individuals to log on and view the status of their economic impact payment. The IRS began issuing $600-per-person payments last week via direct deposit and also began issuing paper checks, which will continue to be sent through the month of January. The IRS this month will also begin issuing payments via prepaid debit cards for certain recipients.
With the new round of payments comes increased burden on online banking platforms nationwide as people check for their payments, which can lead to system slowness or sites crashing completely.
There are a few things you can do to track your payment, without needing to log on to online or mobile banking:
- Use the IRS Get My Payment portal to track when your payment was sent, when it is expected to be deposited, and which form your payment will arrive in (direct deposit, paper check or debit card). Data is updated once per day overnight, so there’s no need to check back more than once per day.
- Sign up for Secure Alerts via your online or mobile banking platform. All banks should have a similar service, which allows you to receive a text notification or email anytime activity, like a deposit, occurs in your account. If you are an ICB customer, you can learn more about Secure Alerts here.
Learn more about the second round of economic stimulus payments.