IRS Get My Payment: Stimulus check went to the ‘wrong’ bank account? This might be why

The Internal Revenue Service has begun distributing direct payments to Americans as part of the latest coronavirus relief package, but the process is leaving many taxpayers confused, frustrated, and downright angry. Mostly, they just want their $600 stimulus checks.

Some would-be recipients were surprised on Monday when they checked the status of their payments via the IRS Get My Payment tool only to discover that they did not recognize the destination bank account.

One possible explanation could be that the account was set up by a third-party tax preparer. On Monday, H&R Block informed customers that anyone who took a “refund transfer” on their 2019 taxes may see a bank account other than their own when they check the IRS tool.


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