The third round of Economic Impact Payments was authorized by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 as an advance payment of the tax year 2021 Recovery Rebate Credit.
The IRS started sending the third Economic Impact Payments to eligible individuals on March 12, 2021.
We continue to send Economic Impact Payments weekly in 2021 as 2020 tax returns are processed.
Payments will be sent to eligible people for whom the IRS did not have information to send a payment but who recently filed a 2020 tax return.
We are sending additional or plus-up payments to people who:
Check the status of your third Economic Impact Payment or “plus-up” payment with Get My Payment.
Do not call the IRS as our phone assistors don’t have information beyond what is available on IRS.gov.
For more information, see the Questions and Answers about the Third Economic Payment
We are mailing IRS Notice 1444-C to people who received a third Economic Impact Payment. Keep this letter with your tax year 2021 records.