Still waiting for your stimulus check? Here’s how to track it.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Alice Walczak and her husband know exactly what they want to do with their stimulus check.

“We already have plans for when the money comes in to do some work on the house and make sure it tries to stimulate the economy,” said the Fairhaven resident.

The problem is they haven’t received them yet. She’s not entirely surprised.

“I didn’t think things would go smoothly,” Walczak said. “I’m glad for some people it has, but for people in our position it hasn’t. Most of my friends haven’t. Most of my friends are in the same position we are.”

The House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee says it could take the IRS up to 20 weeks to mail every check. But here’s how you can check on your status.

Don’t try calling the IRS, go to irs.gov.

There you’ll find the Get My Payment page and see Frequently Asked questions.

Also, make sure the IRS has the right bank account information on file. If they don’t have this from your 2019 taxes, you can enter the bank information directly on the Enter Payment page. If you don’t have a bank account, open one to get your stimulus money more quickly.

And keep in mind, there may be more stimulus checks in the future.

“We are going to keep continuing to fight in Washington to bring those additional resources back here to Rhode Island,” said Rep. Jim Langevin, (D) Rhode Island – 2nd District. “We obviously need to prioritize more stimulus payments for individuals.”

Walzcak advises others waiting for checks to just be patient for now.

“Try to hold on,” she said. “And don’t be afraid to ask family for a little help.”

 

Below is a step-by-step guide to using the Get My Payment feature on the IRS website, irs.gov/coronavirus/get-my-payment.

Once you click that link you should be taken to a page that looks like this below. Click on the button labeled “Get my payment.”

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This feature on the IRS website will ask you for social security number, your date of birth, your address, and your zip code.

You may also need your 2019 tax return if you filed your taxes this year, and your 2018 return.

As a reminder you don’t qualify for the payment if you match any of the criteria below:

  • Your adjusted gross income is greater than
    • $99,000 if your filing status was single or married filing separately
    • $136,500 for head of household
    • $198,000 if your filing status was married filing jointly
  • You can be claimed as a dependent on someone else’s return. For example, this would include a child, student or older dependent who can be claimed on a parent’s return.
  • You do not have a valid Social Security number.
  • You are a nonresident alien.
  • You filed Form 1040-NR or Form 1040NR-EZ, Form 1040-PR or Form 1040-SS for 2019.
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