With the passage of the latest $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, many Americans have started receiving their $1,400 payments.

The first batch of direct deposit payments were processed on Friday, with additional large batches being sent either via direct deposit or through the mail as checks or debit cards in the coming weeks.

If you haven't received your money yet, taxpayers can log onto the Get My Payment tool on the IRS website the check the status of these payments. The site was originally set to go live on Monday but it's now up and operational.

On this website, you will be able to find out when and how your 2021 Economic Impact Payment was sent.

Get My Payment updates once per day, usually overnight.

When you use the site and put in some basic information, you'll get one of the following messages:

Payment Status:

  • A payment has been processed, a payment date is available and payment is to be sent either by direct deposit or mail. Note: mail means you may be issued an EIP Card or a check.

or

  • You're eligible, but a payment has not been processed and a payment date is not yet available.

It will not show the amount of your 2021 Economic Impact Payment.

Payment Status Not Available: We haven't yet processed your payment or you're not eligible for a payment.

Need More Information: Your payment was returned to the IRS because the Postal Service was unable to deliver it. Only people who get this message can use the tool to give us bank account information.

As a reminder, Americans making up to $75,000 a year will get a direct payment of $1,400 (couples making up to $150,000 a year will get $2,800). Heads of households making up to $112,500 annually also will receive the full $1,400.

Those making $75,000 to $80,000 ($150,000 to $160,000 for couples) will get a prorated check. Those making over $80,000 ($160,000 for couples) will not receive a check.

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