8 Reasons Why Your Third Stimulus Check Could Be Delayed or Denied

The IRS has already delivered millions of third-round payments. If you're still waiting for your money, here's why your third stimulus check could be late (or never arrive).

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Did you get your third stimulus check yet? If the answer is "no," then you might be waiting a while longer to get your payment. The IRS started delivering third-round stimulus checks in mid-March, and millions of Americans have already received their payment. If all your friends and family members already have their money, but your pockets are still empty, you could be in for a long delay. And, for some people, a third stimulus check will never arrive.

You can use the IRS's "Get My Payment" tool to track the status of your third stimulus check…but that won't make it arrive any faster (or ever). The best thing to do is try to understand why your payment is delay or won't ever come, and then act accordingly. Read on to see 8 reasons why your third stimulus check could be held up or denied. But if you're eligible for a third stimulus check, just know that you'll eventually get your money one way or another.

Rocky Mengle
Senior Tax Editor, Kiplinger.com

Rocky is a Senior Tax Editor for Kiplinger with more than 20 years of experience covering federal and state tax developments. Before coming to Kiplinger, he 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 has a law degree from the University of Connecticut and a B.A. in History from Salisbury University.