Millions of Americans should see their stimulus checks land in their bank accounts Wednesday.
President Joe Biden signed the new $1.9 trillion rescue package last Thursday, the day after it won final passage in the House. The measure provides for payments to qualifying individuals of up to $1,400, with payments to a qualifying family of four of $5,600.
Taxpayers who have provided bank information with the IRS will receive the direct-deposit payments, while others will get paper checks or debit cards mailed to them.
Officials said in the interest of speeding up the relief payments, the IRS will use the latest tax return available, either the 2019 return filed last year or the 2020 return that is due by April 15.
The IRS has an online tracking tool that can tell you when your stimulus payment is scheduled to arrive – and in what account it will be deposited.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Social Security or Tax ID number
- Date of birth
- Street address
- Zip code