How to Get Your Stimulus Checks

How to Get Your Stimulus Checks

If you haven't received your stimulus check yet, you may be ineligible or need to update your tax information. If you submitted your taxes for 2019 and 2020, your check should arrive soon, according to CNBC.

The first two stimulus checks were for $1,200 and $600, respectively. The third was for $1,400. If you didn't receive those amounts, you were probably due a "top-off" or "plus-up" stimulus payment, which the IRS sent out last week. If you were eligible for the first two stimulus checks but didn't get them or only got partial amounts, you may be eligible for the 2020 Recovery Rebate Credit when filing your 2020 tax return.

The IRS may withhold stimulus checks if you owe back taxes or child-support payments or if you're receiving federal benefits. Creditors and debt collectors can't prevent the IRS from sending you stimulus payments, but they are able to seize the funds once the money enters your bank account.