#IRS and the Treasury Department began a second round of Economic Impact Payments to millions of Americans. There is no action required by eligible individuals to receive this new payment. Initial direct deposit payments have started arriving for some and continue into next week for many. Paper checks have started being mailed starting today and continue into January.
Some people may see the direct deposit payments as pending before the official payment date of Jan. 4, 2021. Please keep in mind that the payments are automatic, and you don’t need to contact your financial institution or the IRS with payment timing questions.
Most recipients will receive payments by direct deposit. People who got the first payments via Direct Express will receive this second payment the same way. For anyone who receives payments by check or debit card, these will be mailed through January. Carefully check your mail. Eligible individuals who didn’t receive an Economic Impact Payment this year – either the first or the second payment -- will be able to claim it when they file their 2020 taxes in 2021. You can check the status of your payments in a few days by using the Get My Payment tool, available in English and Spanish on IRS.gov.