Find My Economic Stimulus Payment with the IRS

The IRS has developed a program whereby US citizens can:

  • Share their income and bank information if they did NOT file taxes in 2019
  • Share their bank information if they did file taxes in 2019
  • Track their economic stimulus check.
Page 1

In order to log into the system, you need the following information:

  • Social Security Number
  • Your Birthdate (MM/DD/YYYY) – include the slashes (/)
  • The Street Address / POBox you used in filing taxes
  • The Zip Code you used in filing taxes.

Typically, once you sign in you’ll get one of two pages:

Option 1

The “Payment Status is not Available” page should appear if 1) you have not filed your information with the IRS, 2) the IRS has not yet processed your taxes, 3) you do not qualify for the stimulus check.

This has been confusing for some as it isn’t clear whether you don’t qualify or just have not yet been processed yet.

In order to be processed, you either need to file your taxes for 2019 with the IRS or you need to submit documentation as a “Non-Filer”. The link below will take you to the proper via “Free Fillable Forms.”

In order to complete the non-filer forms, you’ll need:

  • Filing Status (Divorced, Single, Married, etc)
  • Personal Information (Name, Address, SSN)
  • Same Information of Spouse or Dependents
  • Routing Number
  • Bank Account Number
  • Last Year’s AGI from your taxes (enter 0 if you didn’t file)
  • Driver’s License Details (License #, State, Issue Date, Expiration Date) – Can be left blank
Option 2

Once you have been approved, you might be asked to provide more information for direct deposits.

In this case, you click “Enter Bank Information” and fill out the requested data. You will need:

  • Routing Number
  • Bank Account Number
  • Adjusted Gross Income on your taxes (line 8b on a 1040).
  • Amount Refunded or Owed on your taxes

*Notice that the IRS is updating this online system April 24 – 25 for easier use and to fix technical issues. For example, there is no option if you neither owed nor received money from your taxes. And you cannot enter negative AGI. Hopefully the new system will be more readable.

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