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Stimulus checks: TurboTax says IRS error fixed, payments to begin Friday

H&R Block working to process payments

FILE - In this April 23, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump's name is seen on a stimulus check issued by the IRS to help combat the adverse economic effects of the COVID-19 outbreak, in San Antonio. A number of taxpayers who use tax preparation services, such as H&R Block and TurboTax, say their second relief payments were sent to the incorrect bank account. The IRS and the Treasury Department began issuing the Economic Impact Payments last week of Jan. 1, 2021.   (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
FILE - In this April 23, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump's name is seen on a stimulus check issued by the IRS to help combat the adverse economic effects of the COVID-19 outbreak, in San Antonio. A number of taxpayers who use tax preparation services, such as H&R Block and TurboTax, say their second relief payments were sent to the incorrect bank account. The IRS and the Treasury Department began issuing the Economic Impact Payments last week of Jan. 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

An IRS error has kept the second round of stimulus checks from getting to some TurboTax customers -- but now the company says the error has been corrected.

TurboTax posted a message Friday morning:

"We are happy to share that stimulus payments will begin to be deposited on January 8th for millions of our customers affected by the IRS error.  We expect most of these payments to be available that day, but banks could take a few business days to process. Payment will be deposited into the same bank account that customers received their 2019 tax refund.

Customers receiving a stimulus payment will receive an email from TurboTax informing them of the deposit.

We have been working tirelessly with the Treasury and IRS to get stimulus payments to our customers.  We know how important these funds are for so many Americans and we regret that an IRS error caused a delay.

We appreciate your patience as these payments are processed.  This update may not immediately be reflected in the IRS Get My Payment tool.”

H&R Block customers have reported similar issues. The company said Thursday, “We processed millions of stimulus payments to customers’ bank accounts and onto our Emerald Prepaid Mastercard® yesterday, and all direct deposits are on their way.”

Check the status of your stimulus payment

The IRS relaunched its “Get My Payment” tool.

The tool allows you to confirm if the IRS sent your stimulus payment.

According to the IRS, some people received their first stimulus payment in partial payments. If you received partial payments the application will only show the most recent.

It will also identify the form of payment you should expect to receive. The data is updated once per day overnight.

Click here to check the status of your stimulus check


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