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Last chance for those who still haven't received stimulus checks to speed up the process

10 a.m. deadline to enter bank info online
Posted at 8:23 AM, May 13, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY — 85 percent of Americans have already received their stimulus checks, but if you haven't, there is an important deadline Wednesday morning.

As part of our Rebound initiative, we are helping people get through the financial impacts of the coronavirus pandemic by making sure you get all the benefits you have coming.

If that's the case, you have until 10 a.m. Wednesday morning to submit your bank account information online to get a direct deposit of the money. Otherwise you could be waiting even longer for a paper check.

If you miss the 10 a.m. deadline, you might not receive your check until late May or even June.

We've heard from a lot of you online and over the phone that you still haven't received your check.

We took your questions to the IRS and they tell us there have been some issues with fraud.

Tyler Hatcher, the Assistant Special Agent in Charge for IRS criminal investigations in Utah and Nevada told us the payments have been another opportunity for scammers to take advantage of certain people.

"Criminals have your information -- which a lot of public employees, elderly and retired folks -- their information has already been out there, they're already compromised," Hatcher said. "And so we see people racing to file the paperwork with IRS. Whether that be a tax return or the information that we're asking with the due date in updating your bank accounts and so on and so forth."

To submit your bank information to the IRS, go to the 'get my payment' link on it's website.

Hatcher said the IRS is prioritizing getting checks to lower income families first.