Congress recently approved a second COVID-19 relief package that includes a stimulus check payment of up to $600. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) started sending out the second stimulus check payments, and most would arrive by January-end. However, if you haven’t received your first and second stimulus check payments by mail or direct deposit yet, you can claim them on your 2020 tax return. You needn’t contact the IRS regarding a missing payment unless you believe it was stolen or lost. Here are some signs that you should contact the IRS:
You received a letter confirming your payment but didn’t receive the money
The federal government sent paper notices to all the recipients of first stimulus check payments within 15 days of making the payment and will do so for second stimulus check recipients as well.