IRS Says All $600 Stimulus Checks Have Been Sent The IRS says that all of the $600 stimulus checks from the last coronavirus relief bill have been sent. More than 147 million payments were sent out as part of the bill, passed in December. Congress is currently working on another bill with $1,400 payments. Anyone who qualifies for the $600 payment that did not receive it directly can claim it as a credit on their 2020 tax return. More information can be found using the ‘Get My Payment’ tool at irs.gov. How long will it take for the next round of payments to go out? Are direct payments the most effective way to help people during the pandemic?