Stimulus Check Trackers Share Jokes About IRS 'Get My Payment' Tool

Americans began receiving their stimulus checks on Friday, but some people are still waiting to see the $1,400 payment appear in their accounts, inspiring jokes, and memes on Twitter.

Those who have already received their stimulus checks likely did so because they had direct deposit accounts with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), likely from tax returns or previous stimulus payments. However, the process won't move as quickly for others.

Certain banks, including Chase Bank and Wells Fargo, have said that the stimulus checks will become available to their customers from as early as Wednesday, March 17. Therefore, many people will be waiting on their stimulus check for at least another two days.

Another reason why some people may face a delay in receiving their payment is that the IRS has the wrong bank account or address details listed for them, which may take a few days to update.

While this delay will be inconvenient for a lot of people, others are trying to make light of the situation by sharing jokes and memes about using the Get My Payment tool on Twitter.

DKT on Twitter said: "When you check the Get My Payment and it says payment not available. Dear IRS Where tf is me gold" and attached a GIF of a leprechaun opening a door.

When you check the Get My Payment and it says payment not available

Dear IRS Where tf is me gold pic.twitter.com/xjCh8dMSzS

— DKT (@darleneturner53) March 15, 2021

Tim said: "The people that designed the 'Get My Payment' tool and the McDonald's shake machine went to college together," joking about how the shake machine seems like it is always out of order.

The people that designed the "Get My Payment" tool & the McDonalds shake machine went to college together.

— Tim* (@timhasissues) March 15, 2021

Pretty Rad Angie said: "All the people still waiting to 'Get My Payment'" and attached a photo of Eminem writing with the caption: "Dear Joe... I checked my account... it's still not there. I'm not mad though, I just don't like being lied to."

#MondayMorning #mondaythoughts

All the people still waiting to
'Get My Payment' pic.twitter.com/k9d60300GR

— Pretty Rad Angie (@The_Rad_Left) March 15, 2021

Twitter user @jacdeswilliams said: "This is where I'd put my stimulus checks" and attached a Fairly Odd Parents meme that sees the dad say: "This is where I'd put my trophy... if I had one!"

This is where I'd put my stimulus checks pic.twitter.com/PjbQ1j0hzz

— Jackson DeStefano (@jacdeswilliams) March 14, 2021

Dameon said: "WHERE IS MY STIMULUS CHECK?!" and attached a picture of Frozone from the movie The Incredibles, in the scene where he asks: "Where's my super suit?"

WHERE IS MY STIMULUS CHECK?! pic.twitter.com/zmtL5aDrTv

— Dameon. (@_thatskinnyguy) March 13, 2021

Those who have already received their stimulus check include customers of banking institute Chime, who released the stimulus payments on Friday.

On Twitter, Chime shared the news that they had paid out around $600 million in stimulus payments while taking a jab at traditional banking and said: "Stimmy Alert! We've already made ~$600M available to 250k members.

"These payments will be available at traditional banks on 3/17 but Chime members already have access and more is on the way. No reasons to wait till St. Pattys Day, at Chime you're always lucky"

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A man using a cash machine in New York City, USA, October 1983. People who haven't received their stimulus checks are joking about waiting on Twitter. Barbara Alper/Getty