Here’s Why Your Stimulus Check Could Be Delayed

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Situation no. 2: You moved to a new home

Just like your bank account, the taxman doesn’t know if you’re staying in the same location or not. Indeed, most Americans welcomed their dollars from stimulus checks via direct deposit. But if something’s wrong with the information about your bank account on your federal tax return, Uncle Sam will mail you a check.

If everything went well when you received your first stimulus payment, but now you’re facing a delay, maybe it’s because you have moved to a new location. While the taxman knows where you are when you owe him money, he’s not that eager to find you when he has to give you money.

Joking aside, you’ll have to provide your new location to the agency if you want to receive the money.

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13 thoughts on “Here’s Why Your Stimulus Check Could Be Delayed”

    1. Marguerite Enrico

      I did not have to file income tax for several years. I did receive my last stimulus check, directly deposited in my checking account, where my SS check goes into. Nothing has changed. Why did I not receive it. I am an elderly, ill, homebound lady,widow, battling cancer & I cannot get out to file income tax. What can I do

  1. How can we get the stimulus money for the children that we have under the age of 17? I never got it with the first round or this last round. How do I go about getting it?

    1. There are no checks, I was wondering the same! Just got my stimulus payment in a debit card.. I think it takes more time to manufacture debit cards but just follow the activate prompts and pick a 4 letter pass code and then your done…Oh and if you want to get cash out from your bank ready tell they charge you $3.75 so you can only go to their designated no fee ready teller machines to get no charge.. In Honolulu i have to go to target to extract cash.. Any little trick to get more money out of us…Hope this helps…?

  2. On Social Security and got first stimulus direct deposit. Don’t understand why not second one. They know were on Social Security with low income that we do not have to file. All previous information said we should not worry because they had our direct deposit information from SS. Now when I check status I get NOT AVAILABLE So now I guess I have to make out tax return to claim the stimulus.

    1. Valerie l Hodge

      i got the first stimulus direct deposit, but have not received the second one either. maybe if i file for 2019 that might help…i hope so….i need this money !!

  3. According to the IRA website my check was mailed on 1/6/2021 – today is 1/13/2021 and I still have not received it. It should have been a direct deposit as was the 1st stimulus amount. My husband has not been issued a check at all he should have as he received the first stimulus check. his name is Lawrence A Huber

  4. Latisha Crutchfield

    I haven’t received nothing I filed 2019 taxes still never received that I haven’t received no stimulus money one or two enough is enough I’m so annoyed and frustrated about this whole thing but if I didn’t file they be penalizing me I’m so over this

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