With 82 percent of New York adults set to receive Economic Impact Payments of up to $1,400 per person through the American Rescue Plan and money beginning to be directly deposited into bank accounts, Congressman Tom Suozzi (D-Long Island, Queens) is highlighting a new “Get My Payment” tool from IRS.gov where new Yorkers can check the status of their payments.
“Getting money in people’s pockets will stimulate our economy and help families who are in dire need of help,” said Suozzi.
In most cases, these payments are automatic and no action is necessary to receive them.
- How to Check the Status of your Payment: Suozzi is encouraging New Yorkers to go on line and check the status of their payment using the “Get My Payment” tool at: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/get-my-payment.
- What to Expect: Last week, some New Yorkers began to see payments show up in their bank accounts if their 2019 or 2020 taxes have been processed by the IRS or they used the “non-filer portal” for previous payments and provided their bank account information to the IRS. Recipients of other federal government benefits, like Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, Railroad Retirement Board, or Veterans Affairs benefits, should expect to receive a payment automatically as well. For New Yorkers awaiting a paper check or debit card, some checks have been mailed already, but most will find their paper checks or debit cards in the mail over the next several weeks.
- How Many New Yorkers Will Get Payments: According to the White House, 11,344,500 adults are eligible to receive payments of up to $1,400 per person through the American Rescue Plan that Suozzi helped pass into law. That means 82 percent of all New York adults and 82 percent of all New York children in the state are set to receive payments.
- Who is Eligible for Payments: The American Rescue Plan that Suozzi helped pass into law included Economic Impact Payments of up to $1,400 per person. Combined with the $600 down payments enacted in December, these additional checks will finish the job on Democrats’ promise to put $2,000 in Americans’ pockets. Individuals earning up to $75,000 annually, heads of household earning up to $112,500 annually, and couples earning up to $150,000 annually will receive the full $1,400 per person, for themselves and their dependents. After that, the checks begin to phase out, with payments stopping at individuals earning $80,000 in annual income, heads of household earning $120,000 in annual income and married couples earning $160,000 in annual income.