IRS "Get My Payment" Portal Not Working For Many Taxpayers

The Internal Revenue Service's newly launched "Get My Payment" portal is not functioning for many taxpayers.  Many taxpayers reported receiving a message stating, “Payment Status Not Available” despite having filed a 2018 or 2019 income tax  return.

An IRS spokesperson told CNBC, “What happened is instead of having an error message or a message saying the system is very busy, it just says your information isn’t in here, that was the default.  Just be patient, check back later.  If you filed last year’s or this year’s taxes we have your information."

The website error is the latest setup as the Federal government tries to use stimulus payments to minimize economic harm from the Coronavirus pandemic.

Source: IRS’s Coronavirus Stimulus Check Tracking Tool Is Not Working for Some People