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Get this message? You won't automatically receive stimulus check

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Posted at 10:55 AM, Jan 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-08 12:55:44-05

WASHINGTON — Most Americans will one day soon to find the latest stimulus checks have been automatically deposited into their accounts.

READ: Have a baby in 2020? You may qualify for extra $1,100 stimulus check

However, there's a large population of the country that will not receive $600 and will have to claim it on their tax returns instead.

Those who use the Get My Payment tool on the IRS website and see a "PAYMENT #2 STATUS - NOT AVAILABLE" message will need to claim the money on the Recovery Rebate Credit section of their 2020 tax return.

TRACK HERE: Check status of your pandemic stimulus check

Only those eligible Americans who do not make over $87,000 a year or are claimed as a dependent will have the stimulus checks automatically placed into bank accounts.