STIMULUS: Harder Encourages Americans to Update Direct Deposit Info ASAP

April 15, 2020
Press Release

Modesto, CA – Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) is encouraging his constituents who file taxes but don’t have their direct deposit information on file with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to update their information as soon as possible in order to receive their stimulus checks in the next few weeks. The IRS has already started distributing stimulus payments and those who use direct deposit will get their payments weeks earlier than those who wait for a paper check to be mailed. Rep. Harder has been asking the IRS to provide people with a portal to update this information for weeks.

“If the IRS doesn’t have your bank info, go update it right now,” said Rep. Harder. “It will mean the difference between getting your check in a couple weeks – or potentially having to wait a couple months.”

People who file taxes but don’t have their direct deposit info on file with the IRS can visit this link to fill out a short form and check on the status of their stimulus payment.

Americans who do not normally file taxes can update their information here. This is the link people should use if they don’t meet the income threshold necessary to file taxes, as well as those who benefit from Supplemental Security Income (SSI), veterans disability compensation, a pension, or survivor benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs.