IRS Fixes Stimulus Check Portal (We Hope)

After three nights of maintenance outages, the IRS says its "Get My Payment" tool is now working better than ever.

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After temporarily shutting down the portal for three straight evenings, the IRS announced that it has made significant improvements to the online "Get My Payment" tool. The stimulus check portal opened on April 15, but many Americans have been unable to access the tool or add their bank account information to get a direct deposit payment. The enhancements are expected to solve these problems.

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Rocky Mengle

Rocky Mengle was a Senior Tax Editor for Kiplinger from October 2018 to January 2023 with more than 20 years of experience covering federal and state tax developments. Before coming to Kiplinger, Rocky worked for Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting, and Kleinrock Publishing, where he provided breaking news and guidance for CPAs, tax attorneys, and other tax professionals. He has also been quoted as an expert by USA Today, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, Reuters, Accounting Today, and other media outlets. Rocky holds a law degree from the University of Connecticut and a B.A. in History from Salisbury University.