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Economic Impact Payment

(Program)

* Providing a maximum payment up to $1200 via a mailed check or direct deposit to most Americans in an effort to provide economic relief and stimulate the economy during the coronavirus pandemic. Economic Impact Payments are apart of a $2 trillion relief package called the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).

CHECK PAYMENT STATUS - https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/get-my-payment 
(SSI or VA benefits recipients that did not file a 2018 or 2019 tax return will not be able to use Get My Payment to provide bank account information for direct deposit)
NON-FILERS: ENTER PAYMENT INFO HERE TOOL - https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/non-filers-enter-payment-info-here
Registration using this tool is required to receive payment for those not required to file a federal income tax return for 2019 for any reason including:
  • Income is less than $12,200
  • Married filing jointly and together your income is less than $24,400
  • Have no income
  • Don't receive Social Security retirement, disability (SSDI), survivor benefits, supplemental security income (SSI), Railroad Retirement benefits, or Veterans Affairs Compensation and Pension (C&P) benefits.
FAQs:

Who is eligible for the Economic Impact Payment?
U.S. citizens, permanent residents and qualifying resident aliens who:
  • Have a valid Social Security number,
  • Could not be claimed as a dependent of another taxpayer, and
  • Had adjusted gross income (AGI) under certain limits:
  1. Single filers with an AGI up to $75,000 are eligible for $1,200, and an additional $500 per qualifying child.
  2. Head of household filers with an AGI up to 112,500 are eligible for $1,200, and an additional $500 per qualifying child.
  3. Married filing jointly with an AGI up to $150,000 are eligible for $2,400, and an   additional $500 per qualifying child.
  4. Single filers with income exceeding $99,000, $136,500 for head of household filers and $198,000 for joint filers with no children are NOT eligible and will NOT receive payments.
Who will receive the Economic Impact Payment automatically without taking additional steps?
Most eligible U.S. taxpayers will automatically receive their Economic Impact Payments including:
  • Individuals who filed a federal income tax for 2018 or 2019
  • Those receiving Social Security retirement, disability (SSDI), survivor benefits
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients
  • Recipients of Veterans Affairs Compensation and Pension (C&P) benefits
  • Individuals who receive Railroad Retirement (RRB) benefits
As a U.S. citizen living abroad, am I entitled to a Payment?
Yes, U.S. citizens living outside the country are eligible for the Payment. Anyone eligible to file Form 1040 or Form 1040-SR is an eligible person if they have a valid SSN and can’t be claimed as a dependent of another taxpayer. Nonresident aliens who file or would file Form 1040-NR or Form 1040-NR-EZ are not eligible for the Payment.

If I live in Puerto Rico, the U.S Virgin Islands, American Somoa, Guam, or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, will I get a Payment if I'm eligible?
Yes, U.S. citizens living outside the country are eligible for the Payment. Anyone eligible to file Form 1040 or Form 1040-SR is an eligible person if they have a valid SSN and can’t be claimed as a dependent of another taxpayer. Nonresident aliens who file or would file Form 1040-NR or Form 1040-NR-EZ are not eligible for the Payment.

Does someone who is incarcerated qualify for the Payment?
 No. A Payment made to someone who is incarcerated should be returned to the IRS . For a Payment made with respect to a joint return where only one spouse is incarcerated, you only need to return the portion of the Payment made on account of the incarcerated spouse.

Is the Payment includible in my gross income?
No, the Payment is not includible in your gross income.  Therefore, you will not include the Payment in your taxable income on your Federal income tax return or pay income tax on your Payment. It will not reduce your refund or increase the amount you owe when you file your 2020 Federal income tax return.
A Payment also will not affect your income for purposes of determining eligibility for federal government assistance or benefit programs.

I haven't filed a federal tax return for 2018 or 2019 and don't receive Social Security retirement or any other federal benefits. What do I need to do to get a Payment?
You can use the Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here tool to provide simple information to the IRS so you can get your Payment.
You can file a federal income tax return for 2019 with the IRS even if you receive non-taxable income or do not make enough money to normally have to file a tax return.
Have your bank account information available when you use the tool or file so you can get your Payment as quickly as possible. Otherwise, the IRS will mail your Payment to the address you provide.

Will the IRS contact me about my Payment?
The IRS will not call, email, or text you about your Payment. The IRS will not contact you to request personal or bank account information. Watch out for websites and social media attempts that request money or personal information and for schemes tied to Economic Impact Payments.
For security reasons, a letter about the Payment will be mailed to each recipient’s last known address within 15 days after the Payment is made. The letter will provide information on how the Payment was made and how to report any failure to receive the Payment.

I think the amount of my Economic Impact Payment is incorrect. What can I do?
If you did not receive the full amount to which you believe you are entitled, you will be able to claim the additional amount when you file your 2020 tax return. This is particularly important for individuals who may be entitled to the additional $500 per qualifying child dependent payments.

***For more information and FAQs visit the payment information center: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/economic-impact-payment-information-center

 

Eligibility: Must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or qualifying resident alien; Cannot be claimed as a dependent on someone else’s return; Have a Social Security number (SSN) that is valid for employment (valid SSN)(Exception: If either spouse is a member of the U.S. Armed Forces at any time during the taxable year, then only one spouse needs to have a valid SSN); and Have adjusted gross income below an amount based on your filing status and the number of your qualifying children.

Application Process: You don't need to take any action to automatically receive your payment if you: Filed a 2018 or 2019 tax return and are eligible; or received one of these benefits: • Social Security retirement benefits and survivor benefits • Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits and survivor benefits • Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits • Veterans Affairs Compensation and Pension (C&P) benefits • Railroad Retirement and survivor benefits Visit website for more information.

Required Documentation: None.

Fees: No fees for services.

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