IRS Makes Enhancements to Stimulus Payment Web Tool

April 27, 2020 Updated: April 27, 2020

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Treasury Department announced enhancements to the “Get My Payment” web tool that can be used to check on the state of their pandemic payment.

“Treasury and the IRS have made substantial enhancements to the ‘Get My Payment’ app to ensure more Americans can get their money fast and track its delivery,” said Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin in a statement on Sunday evening. “This Administration has already delivered over 88 million payments in less than three weeks, with millions more on their way. We encourage people who still need to input their information or want to track their payment to use the app.”

The upgrades to the Get My Payment tool were implemented after a number of people said they experienced challenges when using the application.

It was set up earlier this month to allow people to look up the status of their stimulus payment and submit their direct deposit information to the IRS to receive the deposit faster. The Treasury Department said that millions of people were able to successfully use the tool, but some people said that it didn’t work for them.

On the Get My Payment FAQ section, the IRS provided updated answers to commonly asked questions.

More than 88 million people already received stimulus payments worth about $158 billion to date, said the agency last week.

“The IRS, Treasury and partner agencies are working non-stop to get these payments out in record time to Americans who need them,” said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig, adding that “millions more are on the way.”

The stimulus payments were included in the $2.2 trillion CARES Act package passed last month to offset some economic losses suffered during the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus pandemic.