More stimulus payments will hit people’s bank accounts on March 24, while other taxpayers will soon receive checks and prepaid debit cards in their mailboxes.
The IRS is sending most payments by direct deposit because it is the easiest and fastest way to get this money to tens of millions of Americans. When that isn’t possible, the agency is mailing checks and prepaid debit cards.
About 20 million paper checks and debit cards are expected to start arriving soon, but the delivery could run into nationwide mail delays at the U.S. Postal Service.
Here are some answers to questions you may have about the delivery of stimulus payments by check or debit card.