In December, the U.S. Congress authorized a second round of economic relief in the form of a stimulus package for millions of Americans affected by the coronavirus pandemic. This relief includes a stimulus payment of up to $600 per taxpayer who has a valid Social Security number, could not be claimed as a dependent of another taxpayer, and meets specific gross income requirements. The IRS has put together this helpful article with additional information about the stimulus payment.
When Will You Get Your Check
The IRS will automatically calculate and send electronic payments and paper checks starting January 4, 2021. If you qualify, you will either receive a physical check or direct deposit to the account on file with the IRS. To update the information the IRS has on file, check this page for more information. You can track the status of your stimulus payment using the IRS
Be Aware of Stimulus Scams and Fraud
As always, the IRS will not call, email, text, or contact you on social media about a stimulus check, nor will they ask you to send money back in any form. Additionally, watch out for email attachments that claim to contain special information about payments or refunds as these could affect your computer and online security. Any scams or fraud should be reported to usa.gov.