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Jacoreybenjamin214
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I can’t track my Tax return status on the IRS website. I mailed in a month ago. I made sure to put the right amount. Will this effect if I get a stimulus check or not?

 
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VictoriaD75
Employee Tax Expert

I can’t track my Tax return status on the IRS website. I mailed in a month ago. I made sure to put the right amount. Will this effect if I get a stimulus check or not?

The IRS can take up to 16 weeks for a mailed return. They are basing the stimulus payments off of 2019 tax filings. However, if the 2019 return is not yet on file, they will defer to your 2018 tax return.

 

The IRS has created a Get My Payment portal to track the progress of these payments for taxpayers. It is expected to be available beginning April 17, 2020.

 

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Jacoreybenjamin214
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I can’t track my Tax return status on the IRS website. I mailed in a month ago. I made sure to put the right amount. Will this effect if I get a stimulus check or not?

Could I use the non-filer option to keep that from happening? 

DavidD66
Employee Tax Expert

I can’t track my Tax return status on the IRS website. I mailed in a month ago. I made sure to put the right amount. Will this effect if I get a stimulus check or not?

No, you should not use the non-file option.  When you use that, you are actually filing a return with zero income and refund or tax liability.   If you have already mailed your return and it is in the system, the non-file option will be rejected.  

 

For mailed paper returns: If you filed a paper return, please allow 4 weeks before checking the status. Refund processing time is 6 to 8 weeks from the date the IRS receives your tax return.

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Jacoreybenjamin214
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I can’t track my Tax return status on the IRS website. I mailed in a month ago. I made sure to put the right amount. Will this effect if I get a stimulus check or not?

So I won’t qualify for the stimulus check because last year on my taxes I was qualified as a dependent but not this year. Am I correct? Even though my parents didn’t claim me on their taxes that they already received? 

GiseleD
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I can’t track my Tax return status on the IRS website. I mailed in a month ago. I made sure to put the right amount. Will this effect if I get a stimulus check or not?

If you didn't file your 2019 return in time for the IRS to review it for the stimulus, then you can still receive it in 2021 when you file your 2020 return. The stimulus is actually an ADVANCE on a credit on your 2020 return. 

 

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Jacoreybenjamin214
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I can’t track my Tax return status on the IRS website. I mailed in a month ago. I made sure to put the right amount. Will this effect if I get a stimulus check or not?

Wow great. Thanks. 

Jacoreybenjamin214
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I can’t track my Tax return status on the IRS website. I mailed in a month ago. I made sure to put the right amount. Will this effect if I get a stimulus check or not?

What if I didn’t file in 2018?

CatinaT1
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I can’t track my Tax return status on the IRS website. I mailed in a month ago. I made sure to put the right amount. Will this effect if I get a stimulus check or not?

They will go by your 2019 return.

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