Was Your Coronavirus Stimulus Check Deposited Into the Wrong Bank Account?

Tarrah Gibbons
April 16, 2020 - 3:18 pm
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Have you received your stimulus check?

Some people throughout the United States say they have not received their coronavirus stimulus check while others across the country already have. Some Americans say the feds sent the money to the wrong bank accounts, reported the New York Post.

Taxpayers throughout the country tried to check where their check was on the Internal Revenue Service’s website. Once they could not find their checks, they realized the agency put the money in accounts that they no longer used or did not recognize.

One Twitter user wrote, “My stimulus got sent to the wrong account, and it won’t let me update it despite you guys saying we could. I guess I’ll just get evicted.”

“You sent my check to the wrong account number!” another person wrote. “I’ve had my account for years. Bank says there’s nothing they can do.”

People started to notice this problem when they logged into the IRS’s “Get My Payment” app. The app caused people to have glitches as millions of Americans waited to receive their portion of the $2.2 trillion stimulus bill Congress passed in March.

The app notified taxpayers and said their money had been deposited and displayed the last four digits of the account number where it was sent. Some Americans said the account number was either wrong or outdated.

Jodie Reynolds, an IRS spokesperson, said she was not aware of checks being sent to the wrong accounts. She said the money should be returned to the IRS or rejected by banks if this does happen.

“The payment isn’t going to bounce back and just sit here,” Reynolds said. “We will turn around and cut them a paper check and make sure they get their money.”

The IRS said 9.8 million Americans had checked the status of their check. 1.6 million people submitted direct deposit information. It was also reported that the “Get My Payment” tool ran at “record volume.”

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