The Internal Revenue Services has begun depositing stimulus payments in the account of 80 million people this week, while others have to wait a little longer. IRS website has clearly stated that people won’t have to do anything to get the money deposited into their bank accounts. But a lot of people are not able to hold their nerves to check when they will receive the payment.
Melissa Landy, a 30-year-old public relations executive from College Park, felt frustrated after knowing that her relatives got the money, but she didn’t.
“I woke up this morning to several texts of friends and family saying ‘Oh, I got $1,200! It hit my account,’ and I said I should go look,” said Landy. “It wasn’t there, so that was definitely a frustrating feeling.”
Rick Ashby of Oviedo has got his stimulus money early. “I did. I got it on Monday – direct deposit,” said Ashby. “I’m going to pay my mortgage.”
But, Melissa is still waiting for her payment. Now she doubts on the IRS.
“It appears they don’t have my bank information, which I need to give them to make sure I can get my direct deposit,” said Landy. “But, I have to wait 24 hours to log back on the website to do it.”
She has been trying to check the status of the payment on the IRS website, but she is being redirected to try again.
“It will be like please wait due to high demand – and will circle a little for like a minute – and then you’re able to get on,” said Landy. “But right now, it seems like it’s taking a while.”
If you’re are also facing this, then you are not alone. It has been found that many are getting this message: “payment status – not available.”
Landy doubts that the reason for the delay could be the money she owed to the IRS the past two years. She fears this most as her friend, who also owed the IRS a tax payment, hasn’t received the stimulus money.
“I am lucky and blessed,I haven’t been furloughed or laid off. But who knows how long this will continue,” said Landy. “That money may be needed for my rent in the future, so I will be keeping it safe.”
IRS is continuously urging people not to call or check the status again and again. They are trying to send money as fast as possible. Most individuals who made $75,000 in adjusted gross income will get $12,000. Those who made more, they will get a little less. Also, each child under 17 years of age will get $500.
The income level is based on 2019 federal tax returns, if already filed, or your 2018 returns if not.
Julie Kennedy from Oviedo says she hasn’t checked her bank account or the IRS website about the stimulus payment, but she says she’ll just wait for the check-in the mail.
“We’re probably going to put it towards a mortgage payment,” said Kennedy.
According to the IRS website, status is updated once in a day, usually overnight. So, it would be wise for people to check it only once in a day not to overload the system.
Source: News 6