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People still dealing with problems getting 2nd stimulus check

Posted at 7:15 AM, Jan 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-13 07:15:40-05

(WSYM) — Another round of stimulus checks meant another round of delays and errors. While most Americans are finding $600 in their bank accounts, others have not been so lucky.

The second round of stimulus checks was supposed to go more smoothly than the first, but there have been many people complaining about problems.

"The first payment was sent back in April to the correct last 4 digits of my account," Niece Boyd said.

She is one of several million H&R Block and TurboTax customers whose $600 check went to a mystery bank account this time.

”The last 4 digits I did not recognize, it wasn't any of my accounts," she said.

H&R Block and TurboTax say they're now fixing the mixup and getting those deposits out to the rightful owners, but that's just one reason why the mailman may not have a check for you this time.

Millions of people who got one last April don't qualify for this new round. That's because the income cutoff level was lowered from $99,000 to $75,000 to get the full $600.

if you fall into that cut-off, you won't get a check.

The good news, with recent changes in Congress, the proposed $2,000 stimulus checks are back on the table.

Unfortunately, with 150 million payments going out, it's unlikely you can ask the IRS about stimulus problems right now, so check their website.