The IRS and the Treasury Department have begun delivering a second round of Economic Impact Payments (stimulus check) for qualifying individuals as part of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021.
You can check the status of your economic impact payment (stimulus check) through irs.gov/coronavirus/get-my-payment.
Frequently Asked Questions about the Stimulus Checks:
How will I get my payment?
If you are eligible to receive a payment, you will receive it in one of three ways:
- By automatic deposit into the bank account reflected or reported on your 2019 or 2018 tax return.
- If you have not given the IRS your direct deposit account information in the last two years you will receive a paper check from the US Treasury.
- Note: During the last round of stimulus checks we learned that if you used a tax preparer who offered “instant” refunds, it is possible your paper check went there. You will need to contact your tax preparer for more information.
- Instead of receiving a paper check, some customers will receive a prepaid card in the mail.
When will I get my payment?
Per the IRS and Treasury Departments, direct deposit payments may have begun appearing as “pending” in some accounts, however funds will not be available before Monday, January 4, 2021.
You might want to set up a direct deposit alert through your account online to be notified by text or email when you receive direct deposits.
Paper checks with the pay date of Wednesday, January 6, 2021, began to be mailed on Wednesday, December 30, 2020. If you receive your check before the designated date you will not be able to cash or deposit it until the date displayed.
I received a check, now what?
Our lobby is open and ready to serve you! However, if you would rather keep a little more distance, you can make your deposit in our drive-thru. Don’t want to leave home? It is easy to deposit your check with our mobile banking app!
Why haven’t I gotten my payment yet?
We have no control over when you receive your payment (if it were up to us you would have it already). To learn more about eligibility and to check on your payment, visit IRS.gov/coronavirus.
How can I protect myself from scammers or fraud?
If you receive a suspicious email or text message, don’t respond, click on links, or open attachments! Please know that we will never ask for your confidential information (such as your card PIN, access code, or online banking password) if we reach out to you.
Should I visit the bank or call for additional information?
While it is always a pleasure to see and speak with you, our employees will not have access to the status of your economic impact payment.
We encourage you to access your account online as a first choice for viewing account information. We will provide more information as it becomes available. In the meantime, please check IRS.gov/coronavirus for more information.