IRS has sent out more paper stimulus checks – here's how to track yours through USPS

IRS has sent out more paper stimulus checks – here's how to track yours through USPS

April 9, 2021

THE IRS has sent out more paper stimulus checks that Americans can track through the USPS.

Americans who are still waiting for their $1,400 check can use an "informed delivery" tool to track the money.

The tool is a free mail-tracking service provided by the USPS that can alert you with an image each time a letter with your name is about to be delivered.

This would work for the third stimulus check – which appears in a plain white envelope with the name and address of the recipient on show.

When signing up for informed delivery, Americans can ask the USPS to notify them whenever mail with your name on is on the way.

People who sign-up will receive an email each morning, except for Sunday, notifying you of any mail that is set to be delivered.

However, it can take three days to activate your account.

The service can be canceled once you have received your stimulus check, as you will receive notification of any mail coming to your address.

The latest tracking device comes as the IRS said it won’t be bringing back a tool credited with helping millions of low-income Americans get their stimulus.

Early on in the coronavirus pandemic, the IRS created a simple online form that allowed low-income people who were not usually required to file tax returns to provide their contact information to the agency, CNN reported.

Those who used the non-filer tool before it went offline, have been  – and would continue to – receive their stimulus payments without having filed their 2020 tax returns.

But those who haven’t already used the tool were now out of luck.

The tool has remained offline since November, even after Congress approved two more rounds of stimulus payments.

Those who had missed out must file a 2020 tax return in order to get the money they’re owed from the first two stimulus checks, along with the third and latest one.

An IRS spokesman told CNN on Thursday that there were no plans to bring back the tool.

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