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IRS Launches Online Tool To Help Americans Get COVID-19 Relief Money Sooner

The Internal Revenue Service, in conjunction with the Treasury Department, released an online tool Wednesday meant to help Americans get their economic impact payments more quickly.

'Get My Payment' is an online application, similar to the 'Where's My Refund' tool, that will allow taxpayers to check the status of their payment and update their direct deposit information.

A news release from the IRS says Get My Payment will be updated once daily, typically overnight.

“Get My Payment will offer people with a quick and easy way to find the status of their payment and, where possible, provide their bank account information if we don’t already have it,” wrote IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig in the release. “In addition to successfully generating payments to more than 80 million people, IRS teams throughout the country proudly worked long days and weekends to quickly deliver Get My Payment ahead of schedule.”

To use Get My Payment, go to irs.gov and be prepared to provide a 2018 and 2019 tax return, if you filed. 

The website also advises having your basic information, like the mailing address on your tax return and your social security number readily available. 

To see if you are eligible for an economic impact payment, visit the IRS' Economic Impact Payment Information Center.

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