How to Track Your Coronavirus Stimulus Check

Gmr Stream

April 10, 2020


Man I love that featured image.

Most of you probably now realize the government has gone totally nuts on this whole “everyone’s gonna die of the flu” hysteria and is now planning to shower the American public in free money.

I mean, wasn’t it ours to begin with?

Anyway, whatever you do, don’t be one of those crazy assholes who just spends it all on guns and ammo.

Yeah buddy!


The first economic stimulus checks from the IRS will start to go out April 13 for those who meet the requirements and have direct deposit set up with the IRS. For eligible US taxpayers anticipating a stimulus payment of up to $1,200, you may be wondering when your check will arrive, and if you can track your payment status with the IRS. The answer is yes, the IRS will load a tool on its website by April 17.

These one-time payments are part of a $2 trillion 2020 coronavirus relief package intended to help you pay your expenses and spur the flagging economy, as people lose their jobs and businesses shutter as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. It isn’t clear without calculation how much you’re entitled to receive. Your final allowance depends on a line in your tax form from either your 2018 or 2019 taxes. You can follow our guidelines or use a calculator to find out, but a little legwork is unavoidable.

If you haven’t submitted your taxes yet and need a refund soon, here are reasons you might want to file taxes by April 15, despite an automatic tax extension. Here’s more information on setting up direct deposit with the IRS to get your stimulus payment faster.

The IRS said the first checks for those who have direct deposit set up with the IRS will start to go out the week of April 13

The stimulus money will arrive either in your bank account if you set up direct deposit with the IRS for past refunds during tax season, or in the mail with your registered address. 

If you would like to set up direct deposit to receive your payment directly to your bank account, the IRS said it expects to have an online tool you can use to set up and track electronic payments by April 17. 

While we know when to expect the first checks, we don’t know how long it will take for the IRS to process a check for every entitled taxpayer, of which there could be more than a hundred million. 

And if you haven’t read our guide to surviving the coronavirus, check it out here.