WASHINGTON, DC — Residents in northern Virginia and the District of Columbia are beginning to receive the latest round of stimulus payments, and there's an easy way to check if yours has been sent to you.
The Internal Revenue Service and Treasury Department announced Dec. 29 that they would begin delivering a second round of Economic Impact Payments as part of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021.
The IRS said that direct deposit payments would begin at the end of December, and paper checks were set to be mailed Wednesday.
Those whose information is on file with the IRS for tax information will receive the money via direct deposit.
You can see if your payment has already been received by using the link below.
To use the link, one needs to enter a Social Security Number or TIN Number, as well as birthdate and address.
Check the status of the first and second payments with this link: Get My Payment.
The IRS said the data is updated once per day overnight, so there's no reason to check more than once a day.
How much are you eligible to receive?
Most people who earn under a certain amount will receive a non-taxable payment of $600. Full payments will go to those who meet the following thresholds for adjusted gross income: $75,000 for single filers, $112,500 for heads of household, and $150,000 for those married filing jointly.
Tax filers will also receive $600 for each dependent under age 17, and there's no cap on the number a household can receive, according to the Tax Foundation.
Officials said most people receiving the stimulus checks will receive them via direct deposit. Social Security and other beneficiaries who got the first round of payments via Direct Express will receive the second payment the same way.
The IRS said that anyone who received the first round last year but doesn't receive payment via direct deposit will likely receive a check or, in some instances, a debit card. For those in this category, the payments will conclude in January.
Here is a calculator to help you estimate on how much you could receive in a second stimulus check based on income, filing status and number of dependents.
With reporting from Michael Woyton, Patch Staff.