Did you get your stimulus check?

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  1. Kenna McHugh profile image91
    Kenna McHughposted 15 months ago

    I just looked at my checking act. The stimulus money arrived! Yay! I hope yours is too! What are you going to do with it?

    1. Marie Flint profile image82
      Marie Flintposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      Not yet, Kenna, but when I do, I may just divide it between my two daughters. I haven't decided yet because I believe in the old adage, "Don't count your chickens before they hatch."

      I'm happy for you!

      1. Kenna McHugh profile image91
        Kenna McHughposted 15 months agoin reply to this

        My daughter received her own stimulus check. She plans on paying for her college registration deposit with it and some other important college stuff. She did offer to share it with me, too.

    2. LindblomLawyers profile image60
      LindblomLawyersposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      Awesome

    3. Stevennix2001 profile image86
      Stevennix2001posted 15 months agoin reply to this

      I've gotten it but not my income tax refund that i was supposed to get by now, as i filed my taxes over a month ago.  hmm

    4. VJJewelleryMachines profile image60
      VJJewelleryMachinesposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      yea

      1. Kenna McHugh profile image91
        Kenna McHughposted 15 months agoin reply to this

        Good to hear!

    5. Binrinse profile image61
      Binrinseposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      Cool

    6. victorypi1 profile image61
      victorypi1posted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Cool

  2. FatFreddysCat profile image98
    FatFreddysCatposted 15 months ago

    Ours arrived today.
    Since my hours at work have been cut, I guess we'll use it to keep the lights on and buy some groceries. Y'know, unimportant frills like that...  big_smile

    1. Kenna McHugh profile image91
      Kenna McHughposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      FFC, same here, spend it on bills and food. There's nothing else to do.

  3. NateB11 profile image93
    NateB11posted 15 months ago

    Not going to lie, this makes me feel bad because I haven't gotten it yet. And I need it, badly.

    I'm wondering if they got my direct deposit information on time because I only recently did my taxes. hmm

    1. NateB11 profile image93
      NateB11posted 15 months agoin reply to this

      I should qualify all that. I'm not upset because you guys got yours, I'm glad. I'm worried that I did my taxes too late for them to have my direct deposit info. yikes

    2. Kenna McHugh profile image91
      Kenna McHughposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      It will come, keep checking. Not everyone has gotten one yet.  Here is the link to track your check: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/get-my-payment

      1. NateB11 profile image93
        NateB11posted 15 months agoin reply to this

        Just checked into it and I'm not getting it. Or I'm getting it months from now. I filed taxes but owed money. They're only using direct deposit info for people getting refunds. Sneaky trick, they're good. Too bad too because I desperately need the money.

        1. Kenna McHugh profile image91
          Kenna McHughposted 15 months agoin reply to this

          So, because you owe taxes, they are using that as part of the stimulus check. So, you don't have to pay as much taxes.

          1. paradigmsearch profile image60
            paradigmsearchposted 15 months agoin reply to this

            I'm an SSA direct deposit person, but I might be in the same situation as you because I also filed a owed-money tax return. It all depends if they're coordinated enough to reconcile the two databases. sad

          2. OldRoses profile image98
            OldRosesposted 15 months agoin reply to this

            There is a tool on the site where you can supply your bank info if you owed taxes.  That's what I did.  Go to IRS.gov and click on "Get My Payment".  Have a copy of your 2019 return (you will need to input info from it) and your checkbook (for routing and account number).  It's fast and easy.

            1. wilderness profile image95
              wildernessposted 15 months agoin reply to this

              That's what I did.  We'll see how long it takes now.

            2. Kenna McHugh profile image91
              Kenna McHughposted 15 months agoin reply to this

              OldRose, I hope your check comes soon!

              1. OldRoses profile image98
                OldRosesposted 15 months agoin reply to this

                Thanks, me too!  Like everyone else, I need the money to pay bills.

              2. Rochelle Frank profile image94
                Rochelle Frankposted 15 months agoin reply to this

                Is this money considered to be taxable income?

                We got ours (and I guess all government money is "ours" to begin with). 

                I know some people really need this, but I think they made the threshold a little high.  Many retired people  who recieve social security may also have a company pension or retirement plan, also IRAS, investments or rental property, and even HubPages income. Expenses may be lower if you own a paid off house don't have debt and don't live in an extravagant style.

          3. Solaras profile image97
            Solarasposted 15 months agoin reply to this

            I am in the same boat.  Punishing owers for not over paying on their taxes.  Mine is worse though - I get "Status Not Available” which is concerning - but I guess they will sort it out, or just run out of money, like they did with the small business loans. Such a scam.

    3. paradigmsearch profile image60
      paradigmsearchposted 15 months ago

      A speculation. They're doing all the IRS returns direct deposits first. Then they'll get around to the SSA direct deposit recipients.

      1. Kenna McHugh profile image91
        Kenna McHughposted 15 months agoin reply to this

        I haven't received my return deposit yet but received the stimulus check.

        1. paradigmsearch profile image60
          paradigmsearchposted 15 months agoin reply to this

          Yep, that's what I meant.

    4. paradigmsearch profile image60
      paradigmsearchposted 15 months ago

      Info and links: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/15/if-you- … oming.html

      IRS direct-deposit  recipients  sent. SSA direct-deposit recipients still not sent yet. Nate is right about paper check 2-month delays.

    5. wilderness profile image95
      wildernessposted 15 months ago

      I haven't gotten mine, either.  The IRS site (https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/get-my-payment) says my information is not on file, in spite of filing for both 2018 and 2019.  All I can figure is that I didn't get a refund either year - had to pay - and the bank account used for payment is not considered a "direct deposit" account.

      I've updated the information at the link with the same bank account.  We'll see if it works.

      1. NateB11 profile image93
        NateB11posted 15 months agoin reply to this

        For the life of me, I couldn't find a place to enter bank info. If you are a filer, and owe, you can only enter info for paying what you owe, which their FAQ says they don't use for sending stimulus payments. And if you are required to file you can't use the non-filer option. And when I check on the status it just says they have no info on my eligibility and no link to enter information. Typical.

        1. wilderness profile image95
          wildernessposted 15 months agoin reply to this

          Click the "Get my Payment" link.  It takes you to where you can input information about your bank account. 

          It does seem like if you have to file, you must have done so, though - that link requires input of some tax information.  Gross income, amount owed, etc.

      2. paradigmsearch profile image60
        paradigmsearchposted 15 months agoin reply to this

        I'm also seeing media reports about the IRS sending payments to the wrong bank account numbers. Yep, this is beginning to look like it is going to be a real pain in the neck for some of us.

    6. NateB11 profile image93
      NateB11posted 15 months ago

      It's interesting in Canada you just have to apply online, give them your info, and you have a payment, a bigger one, within days. But here in the US, unless you're a bank or corporation, it's exceedingly difficult to get you a payment on money you actually need from a government you've definitely paid into; they are incredibly inefficient when they want to be and efficient when they want to be. They certainly have no problem effectively decimating whole countries with bombs but can't get a low wage worker needed money during a crisis. Sh-t hole country. Need to start looking for a job in Canada.

      1. Solaras profile image97
        Solarasposted 15 months agoin reply to this

        They suck at everything they try to do.  Sick bastards can't even pay the people who pay them taxes. How many "folks" got to pay no taxes and get a stimulus check - Mortons and Ruth Chris steakhouse each get $20 million a piece - I read about both, could be just one or none. Sounds sick to me. I could go on, but i'll just leave the puke here, and move along.

      2. psycheskinner profile image84
        psycheskinnerposted 15 months agoin reply to this

        It's different in Canada because tax filing is centralized to government, here it is privatized and so fragmented and non-uniform.

    7. Gregory DeVictor profile image97
      Gregory DeVictorposted 15 months ago

      Maybe this can help somebody. I just saw it on the KGO SF website. The article is titled “Did you get a Payment Status Not Available error on the IRS stimulus check portal? Here's what that means” Here’s the link:

      https://abc7news.com/finance/what-the-i … s/6107908/

      1. Kenna McHugh profile image91
        Kenna McHughposted 15 months agoin reply to this

        Good data, Gregory. Thanks!

        1. EricFarmer8x profile image99
          EricFarmer8xposted 15 months agoin reply to this

          I have not gotten mine yet. When I do, it will be used to pay off credit and bills. So all the fun things.

          1. Kenna McHugh profile image91
            Kenna McHughposted 15 months agoin reply to this

            It may not be fun, but it's smart!

      2. Solaras profile image97
        Solarasposted 15 months agoin reply to this

        Not helpful, but thanks for trying.

    8. psycheskinner profile image84
      psycheskinnerposted 15 months ago

      It is made difficult because the US insists on having a privatized and fragmented tax-filing system. I am surprised that it is working as well as it is. In Canada it is easier because everyone  files directly using a government portal.

      1. Kenna McHugh profile image91
        Kenna McHughposted 15 months agoin reply to this

        Each country has its systems of doing things and its own SNAFUs.

    9. Rochelle Frank profile image94
      Rochelle Frankposted 15 months ago

      So what I am saying here is I am fortunate enough to not “need” the money, and should use it to help someone else.

      1. Kenna McHugh profile image91
        Kenna McHughposted 15 months agoin reply to this

        I agree. My family didn't need it either, so we are spending it on local businesses and such, putting it back out into the community.  You will have to report it as income for your next filing. It falls under tax grants.

    10. Doneta Wrate profile image86
      Doneta Wrateposted 15 months ago

      No, my husband and i have not gotten our stimulus check nor our income tax return.  and we are a little ansy.

      1. Kenna McHugh profile image91
        Kenna McHughposted 15 months agoin reply to this

        We just got our return this morning, no great shakes, but will help with what's going on.

    11. paradigmsearch profile image60
      paradigmsearchposted 15 months ago

      The dark side, a warning, not humor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0xbatF1iq8

      1. paradigmsearch profile image60
        paradigmsearchposted 15 months agoin reply to this

        An update. The previous post appears to have been partially negated: https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/ … 220136.php

    12. paradigmsearch profile image60
      paradigmsearchposted 15 months ago

      Alas, still no stimulus checks for the Social Security folks. AdSense is however paying off their website customers. I just got mine and am happy with the world. As for the SS check I'm due, it's only a matter of time.

      1. Kenna McHugh profile image91
        Kenna McHughposted 15 months agoin reply to this

        Unfortunately or fortunately, that is what we have a lot of — time.

        1. paradigmsearch profile image60
          paradigmsearchposted 15 months agoin reply to this

          HP will perk up many of us on the 28th. By then, I hope SS will, too.

          1. Kenna McHugh profile image91
            Kenna McHughposted 15 months agoin reply to this

            Yes. Pay Out Day is coming up.

    13. paradigmsearch profile image60
      paradigmsearchposted 15 months ago

      https://i.imgflip.com/3xnynj.jpg

      1. wilderness profile image95
        wildernessposted 15 months agoin reply to this

        The govt. web site tells me mine will be mailed April 24th.  Mailed, after filling out their request for direct deposit bank information and after using the same bank for years to pay taxes from and receive direct deposit SSA payments.

        Govt. at its best!

        1. Kenna McHugh profile image91
          Kenna McHughposted 15 months agoin reply to this

          Wilderness, That is unbelievable.

          1. wilderness profile image95
            wildernessposted 15 months agoin reply to this

            ???  Unbelievable?  This is a government program we're talking about, right?  lol

            1. Kenna McHugh profile image91
              Kenna McHughposted 15 months agoin reply to this

              Perhaps, I am being kind? big_smile

    14. paradigmsearch profile image60
      paradigmsearchposted 15 months ago

      I'm going from euphoria to depression.

      1. Kenna McHugh profile image91
        Kenna McHughposted 15 months agoin reply to this

        Hang on!

        1. paradigmsearch profile image60
          paradigmsearchposted 15 months agoin reply to this

          I think I have bad karma. Whenever any sort of bureaucracy gets involved, my life immediately gets the shaft.

    15. paradigmsearch profile image60
      paradigmsearchposted 15 months ago

      https://i.imgflip.com/3xp6y7.jpg

    16. paradigmsearch profile image60
      paradigmsearchposted 15 months ago

      Are you short on money? So am I. Here's a song dedicated to us:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aSD0GkU4jk

    17. paradigmsearch profile image60
      paradigmsearchposted 15 months ago
    18. paradigmsearch profile image60
      paradigmsearchposted 15 months ago

      Still no action from the IRS regarding us SSA folks. Am becoming an unhappy camper.

    19. paradigmsearch profile image60
      paradigmsearchposted 15 months ago

      https://i.imgflip.com/3xty6b.jpg

      1. NateB11 profile image93
        NateB11posted 15 months agoin reply to this

        lol

        1. paradigmsearch profile image60
          paradigmsearchposted 15 months agoin reply to this

          I'm still foaming at the mouth over the IRS suddenly abandoning SS direct deposit people who also happened to have filled non direct deposit tax forms. Apparently, the IRS decided it was too complicated for them to reconcile the two database. Leastwise, we are now allowed to submit our direct deposit data.

          1. Kenna McHugh profile image91
            Kenna McHughposted 15 months agoin reply to this

            Progress!

            1. paradigmsearch profile image60
              paradigmsearchposted 15 months agoin reply to this

              I swear, it seems like Murphy has become my permanent roommate. big_smile

          2. wilderness profile image95
            wildernessposted 15 months agoin reply to this

            According to the "get my payment", mine was supposed to be mailed yesterday.  After I had given them my information, which they already had with SS direct deposit.

            On the happy side, it showed up in the mailbox today and I got to it before somebody stole it.

            Now If I can just find my mask and go to the bank, hoping I'm not shot as a robber when I do.

            1. paradigmsearch profile image60
              paradigmsearchposted 15 months agoin reply to this

              I just checked. They are now promising a direct deposit payment is forthcoming. US postal service will not be involved. This is a great weight off my mind. The delivery service where I live is horrendous. If they were to send a paper check, the odds would be 50:50 I never would have seen it.

            2. Kenna McHugh profile image91
              Kenna McHughposted 15 months agoin reply to this

              You can try app deposit. Real simple.

              1. wilderness profile image95
                wildernessposted 15 months agoin reply to this

                Already made it to the bank, and back out without being arrested. big_smile All is good.

                1. Kenna McHugh profile image91
                  Kenna McHughposted 15 months agoin reply to this

                  Awesome!!!

    20. paradigmsearch profile image60
      paradigmsearchposted 15 months ago

      FROM THE IRS:

      "
      Planned Outages: April 23, 24, and 25, 2020
      This service will be unavailable starting at 10 p.m. Eastern until approximately 1 a.m. due to planned maintenance on:

      Thursday, April 23, 2020
      Friday, April 24, 2020
      Saturday, April 25, 2020
      "
      https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/get-my-payment

      EDIT: hopefully we will be in business after that?

    21. paradigmsearch profile image60
      paradigmsearchposted 15 months ago

      I have informed my bank to notify me of any deposits. They have been ominously silent.

    22. paradigmsearch profile image60
      paradigmsearchposted 15 months ago

      RANT TIME!

      If you filed taxes and the tax forms don't have your direct deposit information, they are sending you a paper check. They don't care if they already have your direct deposit information from your Social Security Direct Deposit Account, they are still going to send you a paper check and it could be as late as August.

      Your only option: get your tax forms and your checkbook. Go to https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/get-my-payment Click  "Get My Payment". Fill the damned thing out and be sure not to mess up your SS or bank account numbers.

    23. paradigmsearch profile image60
      paradigmsearchposted 15 months ago

      One of my website pages is getting buried in traffic due to the stimulus check situation. I know it costs me money, but nice guy that I am, I point them to the the correct IRS page.

    24. TeriSilver profile image96
      TeriSilverposted 15 months ago

      I have to wait for the USPS.  And as my collections lawyer husband says, it ain't over until 90 days after the check clears.  Although in this case, I don't think the federal government can file a bankruptcy. :-) Still, I'll believe it when I see it.

    25. carrie Lee Night profile image82
      carrie Lee Nightposted 15 months ago

      I have stored it away.

    26. Doneta Wrate profile image86
      Doneta Wrateposted 15 months ago

      irs says our was put in the mail fri.  we are going to pay bills with it.

    27. paradigmsearch profile image60
      paradigmsearchposted 15 months ago

      Mailbox thefts have become absolutely rampant. The cluster mailboxes are not just being broken into, the whole units are being yanked up (or unbolted) off the cement sidewalks and taken away. The thieves really want those stimulus checks... If one knows the approx time time deliveries are made, it is best to be there and waiting. Pain in the neck, but no choice.

      1. Kenna McHugh profile image91
        Kenna McHughposted 15 months agoin reply to this

        Wow!! Plus, the thieves wear masks so that you can identify them.

        1. paradigmsearch profile image60
          paradigmsearchposted 15 months agoin reply to this

          Now that made me grin.

    28. Solaras profile image97
      Solarasposted 15 months ago

      I am locked out of the system.  It said I just needed to add my bank account info, but you need your tax return info to authenticate yourself.  I had it, but IRS was not believing my info.  Now it tells me I am not authorized to access the server.  Good times.

      I guess I'll wait for a paper check with DJT's signature on it, since it came from his personal bank account.

      1. Kenna McHugh profile image91
        Kenna McHughposted 15 months agoin reply to this

        Dang, that is so weird. Can't they email you a temporary password?

     
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