Millions of taxpayers have not received their 2nd stimulus check who used online services. Their 2nd stimulus check may have been sent to the wrong bank account. The IRS apparently sent payments to more than thirteen million bank accounts that have been closed and are no longer valid.
The bank accounts were set up by tax companies like Turbo Tax, HR Block and Jackson Hewitt as temporary accounts used to deposit tax refunds for taxpayers who opted to have tax preparation fees taken out of their tax refunds. Furthermore, for taxpayers who used online tax services it may be too late to receive their $600 stimulus payment. The banks involved are required to send the payments received back to the IRS. Taxpayers who do not receive their 2nd round stimulus checks by the January 15, 2021 deadline will have to wait to receive their stimulus check as a tax credit when they file their 2020 tax return.