While some Americans already have their Economic Impact Payment in their bank, many others are having a hard time finding out when, and if, they will receive their money.
According to several published reports, millions of people who filed using H&R Block, Turbo Tax, Jackson Hewitt, or other online or in-office tax services, have been unable to get their stimulus payments because the IRS didn’t have their direct deposit information on file.
When logging on the IRS site to input their bank information, they are met with “Payment Status Not Available” or “Unable to Verify your Eligibility.”
Still others who’ve gotten their individual payment have yet to receive the $500 per dependent subsidies.
It’s likely that up to 21 million taxpayers could be affected by this issue since the companies involved receive taxpayer refunds first, then deduct their fees before sending the rest out to their clients.
It is uncertain what is causing the same issue for those who used the free versions of the software from these same companies.
In a statement released by the IRS, officials said that they “are aware of the problems and are working to fix them.” According to IRS and Treasury officials, as of Thursday, nearly 80 million stimulus check payments had been sent to taxpayers.
Because the IRS allows only so many log-ins per day, people are encouraged to check back daily to see if they are able to access the system.