How to Use the Tools on IRS.gov to Get Your Economic Impact Payment

U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and resident aliens are likely eligible for an Economic Impact Payment if they meet all these requirements:

  • Have a valid Social Security number,
  • Could not be claimed as a dependent by another taxpayer, and
  • Had adjusted gross income under certain limits

If you are an eligible individual, use the following chart to see if the Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here tool or the Get My Payment tool can help you. 

  Do I need to use the Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here tool? What can the Get My Payment tool do for me?
     
IF you are required to file a federal income tax return for 2019 or 2018,    
… and you filed a return for 2019 or 2018 with direct deposit information for your tax refund, and the direct deposit information is current and accurate.  

No, do not use Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here.

You don’t need to do anything else to get your Economic Impact Payment. You will automatically get your payment deposited directly into your account.

Track the status: You can use the Get My Payment tool on IRS.gov to track the status of your Economic Impact Payment once the IRS has processed your tax return.
… and you filed a return for 2019 or 2018 with direct deposit information for your tax refund but the information is not current or accurate.

No, do not use Non-filers: Enter Payment Info Here.

Generally, if you designated direct deposit on your 2018 or 2019 tax return, the Economic Impact Payment will go to the account number you designated. If the account is no longer active, the IRS will automatically mail your payment to your address of record (this is generally the address on your last return or as updated through the United States Postal Service (USPS)).
 

Track the status: You can use the Get My Payment tool on IRS.gov to track the status of your Economic Impact Payment once the IRS has processed your tax return. 

Note.  Get My Payment cannot update bank account information after an Economic Impact Payment has been scheduled for delivery. To help protect against fraud, the tool also does not allow people to change bank account information already on file with the IRS. 

… and you filed a tax return for 2019 or 2018, but you owed tax or didn’t choose direct deposit for tax refund.

No, do not use Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here.

You don’t need to do anything else to get your Economic Impact Payment in the mail. You may be able to provide direct deposit information to the IRS to get your payment in your bank account instead.

Track the status: You can use the Get My Payment tool on IRS.gov to track the status of your Economic Impact Payment once the IRS has processed your return.

Add direct deposit information: You may be able to use the Get My Payment tool on IRS.gov to provide direct deposit account information once the IRS has processed your return. If this tool doesn’t offer you the option to provide your direct deposit information, it means the IRS will mail your Economic Impact Payment.
 

… and you have not filed a tax return for either 2019 or 2018 but expect to receive a tax refund.

No, do not use Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here.

File your 2019 individual tax return electronically. Choose direct deposit for a faster refund. Your Economic Impact Payment will be sent in the same way you choose to receive your refund unless you specify otherwise.

Track the status: You can use the Get My Payment tool on IRS.gov to track the status of your Economic Impact Payment once the IRS processes your tax return.

Add direct deposit information: If you don’t choose direct deposit when you file your return, you may be able to use the Get My Payment tool on IRS.gov to provide direct deposit account information after the IRS has processed your return.  If this tool doesn’t offer you the option to provide your deposit information, it means the IRS will mail your Economic Impact Payment.

… and you have not filed a tax return for either 2019 or 2018 and you expect to owe tax on the return(s).

No, do not use Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here.

File your 2019 federal tax return.  Your Economic Impact Payment will not be reduced – even if you owe tax.

File electronically for the quickest processing.

For information about paying the tax due with your return, visit IRS.gov/payments.

Track the status: You can use the Get My Payment tool on IRS.gov to track the status of your Economic Impact Payment once the IRS has processed your return.

Add direct deposit information: You may be able to use the Get My Payment tool on IRS.gov to provide direct deposit account information once the IRS has processed your return. If this tool doesn’t offer you the option to provide your direct deposit account information, it means the IRS will mail your Economic Impact Payment.

     
IF you are not required to file a federal income tax return for 2019 or 2018    

… and you do receive:

  • Social Security retirement, disability (SSDI), Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or survivor benefits
  • Veteran’s benefits
  • Railroad Retirement benefits

No, you don’t need to use Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here.

The IRS will direct deposit or mail your Economic Impact Payment to where you normally receive your benefit.

However, SSI and VA benefit recipients who have qualifying children under age 17 must provide information through the Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info tool to claim the additional $500 per child. They can provide this information through the Non-Filer tool until noon on May 5, 2020. Once the deadline passes, they will not be eligible to use the Non-Filers tool to add eligible children. Their payment will be $1,200 and, by law, the additional $500 per eligible child amount would be paid in association with a return filing for tax year 2020.

Track the status: You can use the Get My Payment tool on IRS.gov to track the status of your Economic Impact Payment.

… and you do not receive:

  • Social Security retirement, disability (SSDI), Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or survivor benefits
  • Veteran’s benefits
  • Railroad Retirement benefits

This may include, but is not limited to, low-income or no-income individuals.

Yes, use the Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here tool.

The IRS won’t have the information necessary to issue you an Economic Impact Payment, unless you provide some basic information. Entering your bank account information will allow the IRS to deposit your payment directly in your account.  Otherwise, your payment will be mailed to you.
 

Track the status: You can use the Get My Payment tool on IRS.gov to track the status of your Economic Impact Payment once the IRS processes the information you entered in the Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here tool.