The latest round of $600 stimulus checks is on the way, but for people who either changed their bank account information or moved recently, the next payment may be delayed.
The IRS has already started the process of issuing the checks through direct deposit, and some people have already noticed the payment pending in their accounts.
Generally, the payments are dated for Jan. 4, meaning the funds won’t be available to use until then. Checks being sent this way will continue through this week and next, according to the IRS. The agency said it started sending out paper checks and debit cards via mail on Wednesday.
Here’s what you need to know about getting your second check if you’ve recently moved or changed banks.
If the direct deposit information on file is out of date or incorrect, the IRS will mail you either a paper check or a debit card. That will likely happen after your direct deposit is first rejected by the bank for having incorrect information.
If your address has changed, you will also likely experience a delay in getting your check in the mail. Still, if you have had a change in address, there are a few ways to update this information with the IRS.
You can call the IRS and provide the updated information, submit a change of address form or use your new address on your tax return.
The IRS will also relaunch the “Get My Payment” tool in the coming days with updated information on the second round of checks, including status.
If you think you should have received a check in the mail, but the post office was unable to deliver it, the tool will be able to give you more information on how to proceed. Any payments returned to the IRS because they can’t be delivered will be held by the agency until an updated address is provided.