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How do I send the IRS my account info to receive a direct deposit stimulus payment?

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Updated September 16, 2020

Taxpayers who would like to provide bank info to receive a direct deposit of their Economic Impact Payment (EIP) can use the Get My Payment tool. The tool will detail the type and status of your stimulus payment, and it will also request any additional information needed by the IRS to deliver your payment.

If you had a refund on your 2018 tax return and included account information to receive a direct deposit, the IRS will use that account information to deposit your stimulus check.

Important: Be alert for phone or email phishing scams trying to collect (and steal) your banking information.

Those who used the Non-Filers tool by the deadline to provide information about any qualifying children, but did not get the additional $500 payment together with their initial EIP, will be paid in early August.

If you receive government benefits, aren’t required to file a tax return, and never received the additional $500 per qualifying child, use the Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info tool to update your information. SS, SSI, RR, and VA recipients must act before Wednesday, September 30 to receive their additional payment in October.

It is unclear whether SSDI recipients could qualify for this window to update their information, but it doesn’t hurt to try—at the end of the day, you should receive your additional $500 when you receive your refund in 2021 if you don’t get it sooner.

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