Everything you need to know about the COVID-19 Stimulus Check:

How much?

$1,200.00 for singles

$2,400.00 for married couples

$500.00 for eligible dependents

Who gets it?

  • if single and your tax return says adjusted gross income of $75,000 or less
  • if married and your jointly filed tax return shows adjusted gross income of $150,000 
  • if you are on Social Security
  • if you are a railroad retiree
  • if you have dependents under the age of 17
  • if single and your tax return says adjusted gross income of $75,001-$99,000 but will not get full amount 
  • if married and your jointly filed tax return shows adjusted gross income of $198,000 down to $150,000– you won’t get as much either
  • if you are an immigrant with a green card.
  • if you hold a H-1B or H-2A visa  

Who doesn’t get it.

  • if a dependent 17 and older or a college student that still shows up as a dependent on a tax return
  • if born in 2020
  • if disabled adults who are claimed as a dependent on their parents tax return
  • if senior on social security claimed as dependents on someone else’s’ tax return
  • if nonresident Aliens, temporary workers and those in the country illegally.

What about

  • You earn more than the allowed maximum BUT lost your job
    • Unfortunately, it goes off the most recent filed tax return 2018 or 2019 so if you lost your job the IRS still thinks you make too much
  • Parents with split custody
    • Based on most recent tax return 
      • If you rotate dependent claiming – the payment will go to whoever had the dependents on the last tax return 
  • Divorced
    • Filled last tax return joint 
      • Both payments will go to the last bank account on file
  • Owe child support
    • Payment may get garnished

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