People eager to find out when they would collect their federal stimulus check flocked to the IRS’s new “Get My Payment” service after it launched Wednesday. But many are expressing confusion and concern after the site told them that the status of their payment wasn’t available.


Jason Hale, 25, of Oak Park, Illinois, went on the tax agency’s website early this morning to check on the status of his payment after hearing from friends that they had received the funds. But instead of getting information on when it would be deposited, a message on the site read: “Payment status not available.”

“I thought, ‘Maybe try it a different way. Maybe lower case’,” he said. But after a few attempts at entering information, the site locked him out, indicating that he could try again in 24 hours. “It was very frustrating.”

Source: CBS News