Economic Impact Payment Information Center — Topic K: General Information

A1. For security reasons, the IRS will mail a letter - Notice 1444, about your Economic Impact Payment to your last known address within 15 days after your payment date. The letter will provide information on how the payment was made. If you are unsure if you’re receiving a legitimate letter, you may visit IRS.gov first to protect against scam artists.

Please keep this notice with your records and refer to it when filing your 2020 tax return to determine if you’re eligible for any Recovery Rebate Credit.

NOTE: The IRS is unable to issue a copy of the notice if you lost it or you never received it even though you received a payment. Additional information about how to obtain your payment amount will be provided on IRS.gov as it becomes available.

A2. The IRS urges everyone to be on the lookout for scam artists trying to use the Economic Impact Payments as a cover for schemes to steal personal information and money. The IRS doesn’t initiate contact by email, text messages or social media channels to request personal or financial information – even information related to the Economic Impact Payments. Also, watch out for emails with attachments or links claiming to have special information about Economic Impact Payments or refunds.

A3. Yes, you should use the Get My Payment application to check the status of your payment. If you filed a tax return you may see “Payment Status Not Available” until your tax return is processed. If you used the Non-Filers tool to get a payment you should allow two weeks for the IRS to process your information and will see “Payment Status Not Available” until we process your information.

If you do not receive a payment this year or do not receive the maximum amount, you may be eligible to claim the Recovery Rebate Credit when you file your 2020 tax return.