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You can request a Payment Tracking by phone from the IRS or send them an email.
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There are several reasons why the second stimulus check may not have reached you. If you should have received it, but this hasn’t happened yet, you may need to contact the IRS to request a Payment Tracking, in order to trace that money.
You should request a Payment Tracking if the Get My Payment tool shows that your payment was issued, but you have not received it within the following time frames:
–5 days from the deposit date that appears in Get My Payment and if your bank says it has not received.
–4 weeks since it was mailed to your address.
–6 weeks since it was mailed and you have a forwarding address on file with your local post office.
–9 weeks since it was mailed and you have a foreign address.
To request a Payment Tracking, you need to call the IRS at 800-919-9835 or mail or fax a completed Form 3911. Find out where to mail or fax that form in the state where you live on the IRS website, according to CNET.
Note that you should not submit Form 3911 if you have already requested a phone trace. And you should not request a Payment Tracking to determine if you are eligible to obtain a check or to confirm the amount you should receive.
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