Time to report now? Follow these steps to tell the IRS your stimulus payment never arrived

published 28.07.2020 18:15

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Check the Get My Payment tool again and if it reports "Need More Information," this could indicate that your check has been returned because the post office was unable to deliver it, an IRS representative told CNET.

If the Get My Payment tool doesn't give you information you can understand or says your check is on the way and you haven't received it, you may need to eventually report the discrepancy to the IRS.

The nonfilers tool will be available till Oct. 15, the IRS told CNET, and people who register for a payment using the tool before then will receive their check by the end of the year.

If you're still waiting for your first stimulus payment, it might be time to let the Internal Revenue Service know that it's missing -- most people who qualified for it have already received either a direct deposit or a check or prepaid debit card in the mail.

Your check may have bounced back to the IRS if the agency tried to send your payment to a now-closed bank account or to a temporary prepaid debit card a tax preparer set up for you.

by Clifford Colby from cnet.com

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