Late in the afternoon on Tax Day, April 15, the U.S. Department of Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service launched the “Get My Payment” website for those who filed a tax return in 2018 or 2019, but did not provide their direct deposit banking information on either return. Generally, this would apply to persons who owed taxes and mailed in a tax payment or submitted a tax payment online.
For individuals who received refunds on either their 2018 or 2019 tax returns , there is no need to take any action since you should have already received, or will soon receive, your “Economic Impact Payment” from the recently passed stimulus legislation.
For those who did not provide direct deposit banking information on their 2018 or 2019 tax returns, the “Get My Payment” website allows taxpayers to enter certain information securely and be able to get their “Economic Impact Payment” sent directly to their bank account, rather than waiting for a paper check to be forwarded sometimes between the first of May and the middle of September.
- Social Security Number
- Date of birth
- Mailing address
- Adjusted gross income from your most recent tax return submitted, either 2019 or 2018
- Refund or amount owed from your latest filed tax return, and
- Bank account type, account, and routing number
To have your stimulus check directly deposited rather than mailed to you, the following information will be requested at the “Get My Payment” website:
All of this information should be gathered in advance before entering the IRS website.
Please be aware that scammers will try to divert you to other non-governmental websites to enter this same information. You should be extremely cautious to only enter this vital information on the official “Get My Payment” website.
(Disclaimer: This information is provided strictly as a public service by the Church of God Benefits Board. The Board of Trustees and the staff of the Benefits Board are not engaged in rendering financial advice, legal advice, or other financial planning services. If such advice is desired or required, the services of a competent professional should be sought.)