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Improved Economic Impact Payment Follow ups

April 29, 2020

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) continues distribution of Economic Impact Payments (stimulus payments). These payments are automatic for most taxpayers who filed tax returns in 2018 and 2019 and most seniors and retirees. 

There are some who have not received their payments. There is a “Get My Payment” page on the IRS websitethat provides a way to follow up on your payment. Many who completed the inquiry received a “Payment Status Not Available” reply. 

The following is from a Los Angeles Times article.

Having trouble with the IRS site? Try all caps — yes, really. Millions of Americans have encountered a dreaded “Payment Status Not Available” message when trying to track the status of their coronavirus stimulus checks. But my colleague Jessica Roy somehow discovered that if you type your street address in all capital letters, the error message goes away. (Someone give her a Pulitzer, stat.) Los Angeles Times

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