While everyone has been posting to social media about their stimulus payments getting deposited and lots of hookers-and-blow level spending, I’ve been watching my bank account and seeing bupkis.
So today I went to the IRS’s “where’s my refund” page and after following the links and giving them my particulars, it takes me to a page that says something to the effect of “your first stimulus payment was deposited on April 15, 2020 in the account 12345. Your second stimulus payment was deposited on January 4, 2021 in account 95710.”
I do not have a bank account 95710. I’ve had the same bank account for almost 30 years, number 12345, and the IRS has had that account as their direct deposit info as long as I’ve been e-filing my taxes. The April stimulus was deposited correctly. I have even had another bank account that I can remember. The only thing that has changed is that we have moved, but the IRS does not know that and should make no difference.
So it appears that the IRS picked a random bank account number to transfer my money to. There is, off course, no way to contact them that I can see and their FAQ is worthless. (Or I’m missing something. It does say something about missing payments but applies to the April stimulus.)
So do I have any recourse?