POSTED IN ARTICLES ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2021
Some stimulus payments routed through unfamiliar accounts.
People are seeing account numbers they don't recognize when they check the IRS portal for the status of their stimulus payment. According to a Facebook post by H&R Block, that may be related to how you got your tax refund in 2019:
"The IRS Get My Payment website may display an account number you don’t recognize. If you took a Refund Transfer, it may be reflecting that account number. Check your 2019 return to confirm. But don’t worry – we have sent these payments on to the method you chose for Refund Transfer: direct deposit, check or Emerald Card. The money should be there by the end of the day."
This may apply to tax filers who used similar services as well.