Do I qualify for the Coronavirus 2020 Stimulus Check?

Stimulus Check:  Updated April 8th, 2020 at 8:00 AMThis is a developing story. Stay with igotmyrefund.com and it will be updated as more information is published about the 2020 Economic Income Payment (EIP) stimulus check. Updates in green below.

We have everything you need to know below and an active comments sections at the bottom of our page for your questions.

A 2020 stimulus check is likely to be coming your way soon if you meet certain requirements.  It is an early refundable tax credit for 2020 called the Economic Income Payment (EIP).

An aid package has been agreed upon by Congress which includes many Americans receiving a stimulus check to combat an impending recession caused by COVID-19.  The goal of the stimulus check is to stimulate the economy and help Americans through this crisis.  A 2020 stimulus check is likely to be coming your way soon if you meet certain requirements. There were various proposals with different amounts put forth between the White House and Congress.  You likely have seen different amount circulated (see updates below) but they have struck a deal in the early morning hours of March 25th, 2020.

MOST RECENT UPDATE 4/8/20 8:00AM:  There is word out that people may start receiving direct deposits on 4/9 or beginning 4/13. Some people have reported seeing a .01 test deposit in their accounts.  We are watching for any transcript activity so you will be the first to know when deposits start rolling out.

PRIOR UPDATES AND PROPOSED AMOUNT OF STIMULUS CHECK:

UPDATE 3/30/20 8:15AM:  In the coming weeks, the Treasury will develop a website for people who need to provide their banking information online so that individuals can receive their payments immediately as opposed to checks in the mail.  New IRS Q&A here.

UPDATE 3/27/20 1:30PM: The bill passed the House.  Off to the White House it will go next.

UPDATE:  3/26/20 7:15AM: The bill passed the Senate overnight.  The House is scheduled to vote on Friday.

UPDATE:  3/25/20 8:15AM: Help is on the way! Virus checks coming soon! A deal has been reached on the largest rescue package in American history. The bill is expected to pass today. A stimulus check is expected for individuals of $1,200 each for those with income up to $75,000 and $2,400 for couples with income up to $150,000.  And, there is a benefit of $500 for each child up to 3.  The amount of the payments will start to phase out for those with income over the limit at rate of $5 for every additional $100 in income.

UPDATE:  3/24/20 9:20AM: They say they are close to a deal! House proposed plan, here (starts on page 1090) is $1500 payments for individuals and $3000 for couples with both phasing out at a higher income levels. Also the house proposed an additional $1500 for each dependent up to 3.

UPDATE:  3/23/20 7:30AM: No deal! On Sunday, details of the proposed plan, here (pages 35-40) were still being disputed amongst Congressional parties.  The procedural vote failed and we are left tuned in to see what they do next

UPDATE:  3/22/20 10:30AM:  A procedural vote is scheduled today with some details still not worked.  The stimulus check element of the coronavirus relief plan draft seems to remain at $1200 payments for individuals and for couples with both phasing out at a higher income levels.  However, $3000 per individual is also being touted as of this morning.

UPDATE:  3/20/20 6:20AM:  Senate Republicans set forth a proposal for $1200 payments for individuals.  This will still need all parties to agree.

UPDATE:  3/19/20 5:30AM:  The legislation passed yesterday was NOT the stimulus package that includes a stimulus check to be sent.  It  is a DIFFERENT bill that provides other types of aid to businesses and funding to other agencies.  We anticipate the next package which INCLUDES stimulus checks to be approved soon and will continue to update this post.  The latest proposal included stimulus payments to recipients of SSDI and SSI.

UPDATE:  3/18/20 11:29am:  The latest spending plan proposal from the White House is two equal amounts begining April 6 and then again on May 18. Payment amounts would be fixed and tiered based on income level and family size.

How much?

The amount of the stimulus check for individuals is $1,200 and $2,400 for couples filing jointly.  There is also a benefit of $500 for each dependent child up to 3.  The amount will phase out at a rate of $5 per $100 of income for those above the income cap (see below). There is a TurboTax calculator here to help those determine the amount you will receive if you exceed the income limit.

Who Qualifies?

  • Adult individuals who filed a tax return and recipients of some social security programs.
  • There is an income limit. The amount will start to phase out at incomes above $75,000 for adult individuals, $112,500 for heads of household and $150,000 for couples filing jointly.
  • You need to have filed a 2019 tax return (even if you weren’t required to for income tax purposes) or a 2018 tax return if you haven’t filed your 2019 return.

When?

The Department of Treasury will hopefully start sending out checks or direct deposits to qualified households soon.

  • The word on the streets is that direct deposits of the 2020 Economic Income Payment (EIP) will start on either April 9th or April 13th.
  • On March 18th, the Trump Administration suggested they would like to have the 2020 Stimulus Checks start within 2 weeks.
  • Looking to the past:  In 2008, the bill was passed on February 13th and people starting seeing direct deposits roll in around April 28th 2008. (That’s 75 days from the time the bill was signed by President Bush)

Will a check be mailed or will there be a direct deposit?

The data on file with the IRS, or in some cases the Social Security Administration, will be used to process payments of the stimulus.

Checks:  When a stimulus check is sent, the address used will be the address listed on your 2019 tax return, or on the 2018 tax return if you haven’t filed yet.

Here is how to update your address with the IRS: Update address with IRS.

The Treasury Department plans to setup a web-based portal to provide banking information to the IRS so that you can receive direct payments instead of a mailed check.  We will update you here as soon as it is published.

Direct Deposit:  Another method of payment used for stimulus payments is direct deposit for some individuals.  If you used direct deposit for your tax refund, then you could receive the stimulus payment the same way, except if:

    • You took out a refund anticipation loan
    • Used a 3rd party service like TurboTax and had the fees taken out of your refund amount.
    • Had your refund deposited into 2 accounts. We have confirmed that a stimulus deposit went into the first account listed.

In those cases, a paper check is typically sent through U.S. Mail to the address on your tax return.

However, if you don’t want to wait on a paper check, the Treasury Department plans to setup a web-based portal to provide banking information to the IRS.  We will post here as soon as that is published.

What if I have prior tax debt or student loans?

The 2020 Stimulus Check will not be subject to federal offsets for prior tax debt or student loans. However, an administrative offset will still be enforced for those who have past due child support payments that the states have reported to the Treasury Department.

What if I had little or no income in 2019?

Any year you have minimal or no income, you may be able to skip your tax return. However, it is a good idea to establish if your income qualifies you for a stimulus payment. It is perfectly legal to file a tax return showing zero or little income, and this might be a good idea to ensure you qualify. We think it may be worthwhile.

Bottom line, you can still qualify for the “Economic Income Payment (EIP)”. TurboTax has setup a way to file easily.  Look for the register button near the bottom of this TurboTax page.

What if I am on Social Security or SSDI (disability)?

No tax return is required, for those on Social Security or SSDI.  The data from the Social Security Administration will be used to make the payment the same way you receive your benefits.

Where can I find more information?

This is still a developing story.  Stay here at igotmyrefund.com and we will update the information about the 2020 stimulus check as it becomes available.

Q&A about the 2020 Stimulus Payment

We can’t stress enough, at igotmyrefund.com, we hold the belief that the best way to predict the future is to look to the past.  Although the coronavirus is a very unique situation, a stimulus payment to Americans is not something new.  The income limits and amount of the stimulus checks are higher, but there are similar features to the stimulus program in 2008. Q&A about the prior stimulus payment process is here Economic Stimulus Payment Q&As: Offsets, Taxpayers Outside the U.S. and More It is an archival or historical document and does not necessarily reflect current law, policies or procedures.

RELATED:  Got a call about claiming your COVID-19 stimulus check? It’s a scam! You will NOT get a phone call about a stimulus payment. Do NOT give out your personal information. Stay here for updates on the 2020 Stimulus Payment…we will make sure you get the accurate information you need.

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  1. Nic

    Ok I am behind on my child support and my taxes were taken already but that still leaves me behind around $1200. Will my 2019 stimulus check be taken too? I have two small children at home and I am a single parent. I am not complaining about owing the child support I’m just seeing if there’s any way to make it where it is not completely taken. Also old student loans… Will I get a stimulus check actuall

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  2. Terri
    • Tax Preparer:
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      SECU
    • WMR Bars:
      1st Bar
    • Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit, Additional Child Tax Credit, 1099, W2
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    @TexMex: Do you work as well? Or is your husband the only income?

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  3. Monee
    • Tax Preparer:
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    • State:
      NC
    • Filing Date:
      Jan-3
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-13
    • Bank or Prepaid:
      Netspend
    • WMR Bars:
      2nd Bar
    • Date Approved:
      Feb-22
    • WMR Date:
      Feb-26
    • Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Additional Child Tax Credit, Schedule C
    • TT 152, Weekly

    @raoul duke: I read that it will go off of the 2018 tax year.

    I can’t figure out what little to no tax liability means. I googled it but the answers weren’t really clear. Does anyone know what it means

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  4. TexMex

    My husband has a defaulted student loan and they have taken our tax refund last year and we think they will this year as well. we have 4 kids and filed tax jointly. Our adjusted joint income falls between 75000 and 150000 so I think we would receive the 2020 stimulus checks but my question is will IRS still take all of our stimulus check (will be $2400+ $2000= $4400 since we are a family of 6) or take just my husband’s portion?? I really hope they will exempt this time for any offset since there is no point of giving out cash to people if they will take it back just like that! Where can we voice this offset exemption? We are truly desperate.

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  5. Sheila_33
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    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-13
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      Bluebird
    • Date Approved:
      Feb-22
    • Direct Deposit Date:
      Feb-24
    • Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Additional Child Tax Credit, Schedule C
    • TT 152, Weekly

    @Ei: I hear ya. I have 5 kids and this could get ugly roflmbo.

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  6. Ei

    @Sheila_33: LOL I gave up trying to find toilet paper I bought two dozen wash clothes for my family hahahaha

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  7. raoul duke

    So if you make below 75,000.00 you get 1200 dollar checks twice.
    But, I you make between 75,000.00 and 99,000.00 you get less than 1200 dollar checks twice.

    If you make 99,000.01 you get nothing.

    Is this adjusted gross income or your salary before taxes…?
    Also, is it from the 2018 tax year or 2019 tax year…?

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  8. Kayli

    I owe back child support in Texas that I have been faithfully paying on and they recently took my son (not the child I am paying back support on) who lives with me tax credit. Will the same outcome happen with this stimulus check? I am heavily affected financially by the current situation and can use this help.

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  9. Sheila_33
    • Tax Preparer:
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    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-13
    • Bank or Prepaid:
      Bluebird
    • Date Approved:
      Feb-22
    • Direct Deposit Date:
      Feb-24
    • Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Additional Child Tax Credit, Schedule C
    • TT 152, Weekly

    @Tucker: You need to file, even if you have no refund coming back. The way I’m understanding this is that if you have filed, then they have a record of you and it will be easier to send a check to you if you are eligible. If you have direct deposit information on your return, they will direct deposit, if not, they will send a check.

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  10. Sheila_33
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    • Date Approved:
      Feb-22
    • Direct Deposit Date:
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    • Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Additional Child Tax Credit, Schedule C
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    We need a thread for purchasing toilet paper. I seriously can’t even order it. This is ridiculous. :(

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  11. Sheila_33
    • Tax Preparer:
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      Florida
    • Filing Date:
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    • Date Accepted:
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    • Bank or Prepaid:
      Bluebird
    • Date Approved:
      Feb-22
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      Feb-24
    • Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Additional Child Tax Credit, Schedule C
    • TT 152, Weekly

    @md: I use them every year. Never had a problem. I’ve already filed and got my refund, lol.

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  12. md

    @Jp: it might depend if someone claimed you as a dependent.. but you should file a return anyway, as you might have a tax credit sitting there waiting for you.. it only takes a few minutes to file an electronic return with one of the free online sites.. go to irs to get a list if you want.. but many use freetaxusa.com ( i have nothing to do with them) -but i use them.. and like it.

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  13. md

    @Paul wall: file a return.. you may even be owed a credit and a tax refund as well.. freetaxusa is great site.. free and easy.. people who make 0 income should file as well. 1st payment is due on April 6, if you file now your info should be in the system I would think.

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  14. md

    @Back For the 3rd Year.: As long as you filed a tax return you should get the subsidy as a resident.

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  15. Back For the 3rd Year.

    @cmax: I’m not even sure TBH. I have a million questions right now about qualifications myself lol.

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  16. ConcernedParent

    My concern is for separated/divorced parents who take turns claiming dependents. What if you have multiple children who live with you full time, but you allowed the non custodial parent to claim them on the previous taxes? They get a direct deposit to their account? That system won’t work for many people in this situation.

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  17. Back For the 3rd Year.

    My husband is a permanent resident with asylum since 1984 and I’m a US citizen. We are a family of 5. He came to America since he was 1 and have been working and paying taxes since he was 18. We file joint with his name on top of the returns. Married since 2014. I’m just wondering if we’re eligible. I’m a full time student so I had no income in 2019. It’s my first year without income. Other years I worked for USPS. Does anyone know? He did receive a stimulus check in the past though… 🤔

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  18. Monee
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      Netspend
    • WMR Bars:
      2nd Bar
    • Date Approved:
      Feb-22
    • WMR Date:
      Feb-26
    • Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Additional Child Tax Credit, Schedule C
    • TT 152, Weekly

    @Working but still struggling: the business package was so that smaller businesses could afford things like paid leave. Since schools have closed a lot of parents have to stay home with their kids. It’s considered sick leave now so employers can’t fire the employee for it.

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  19. Monee
    • Tax Preparer:
      freetaxUSA
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      NC
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      Jan-3
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-13
    • Bank or Prepaid:
      Netspend
    • WMR Bars:
      2nd Bar
    • Date Approved:
      Feb-22
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      Feb-26
    • Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Additional Child Tax Credit, Schedule C
    • TT 152, Weekly

    This is why I love this site. Yal know everything💕

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  20. Jpp

    @Sheila_33: what if I’m special ed and can’t find help to do it is there assistance for that

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  21. Sheila_33
    • Tax Preparer:
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    • Filing Date:
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    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-13
    • Bank or Prepaid:
      Bluebird
    • Date Approved:
      Feb-22
    • Direct Deposit Date:
      Feb-24
    • Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Additional Child Tax Credit, Schedule C
    • TT 152, Weekly

    @Jp: I’d be tempted to file as soon as I could, even if I didn’t get a refund. Just in case they go by tax returns. There’s still time.

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  22. Paul wall

    What if you only made 1000 or 2000 dollars last year but didn’t file taxes do you get it cause I really next it

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  23. Jp

    What if you only made about 1000 or 2000 dollars last year but didn’t file taxes do you get it??????

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  24. Wiffy

    What if I dont file taxes this year. So I still qualify? I have to kids that recieve SSI…

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  25. jemar707
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      Feb-19
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      Feb-19
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      Chase
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      1st Bar
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    @OFFSET EXEMPTION NEEDED: I agree, Calls to Congresspersons to speak your mind can actually affect change.

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  26. OFFSET EXEMPTION NEEDED

    @R & R: EVERYONE facing a possible offset of their refund should MAKE NOISE NOW so that some provision is made so stimulus payments arent taken for debts…this isnt money earned and therefore rightfully subject to offset…THIS IS SURVIVAL, and the covid19 payments should be exempt from offset of any kind

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  27. terrikeith

    will those get stimulus check if there drawing sis and will it go on directly on to the debit card and on foodstamps

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  28. Working but still struggling

    Wow businesses were taken care of before the people and what guidelines were used for them? Either way you have a business which means you have money!Smdh

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  29. Concerned parent with student loans

    If this is used to help families I dont think ppl should be penalized for owing student loans. In other words take into consideration that these ppl are struggling through this process the same as everyone else

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  30. Service industry

    Well being in the service industry and poor have zero income I certainly hope I would get it I don’t have food stamps , was assistance , section 8 and I support 5 peopl e on my income that just got out on hold ,unemployment covers 1/4 of my income. Scary shit

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  31. Somewhere in Texas

    I am making monthly payments for taxes that I owe. Would the 2020 stimulus payments go to the balance? Do we count it as income on the 1040 for next year’s tax filing?

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  32. Irma

    What about social Security ppl don’t work do all ppl receive ssi every month does it count

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  33. SMH

    @Pissed: well then get a job or file 0 u can do that u can file taxes without having worked filing u mad 0 dollars so in this situation u get the check i or file taxes on your disability but i work my ass off and i dont get food stamps i need this money just like the next

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  34. Sgov

    @Single mom:
    Demand him to give u the money or he can’t claim him..

    I got a ex who claims mine and I get mine every year

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  35. Sgov

    @Wsandy: pretty much.. we are all in this virus not just workers.. food is almost Gone we get paid once a month

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  36. Knightfall

    If I owe back child support but I pay bi-weekly already,will I still be able to receive the stimulus check to benefit my current family that are gonna be issued,or will it be used toward the back owed child support like my tax refund each year.

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  37. Single mom

    So what happens in divorced parents? I have my child 100% of the time but the father gets to claim her on his taxes so how do I get the stimulus for her?

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  38. 19912010

    The government postponed deadline for filing taxes. 90 days. That being said what happens with the 2020 stimulus package for those who didn’t file or Cant yet.

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  39. chicagoannie
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      What Bars?
    • Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit, Additional Child Tax Credit, W2
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    @chuck diesel: The college didn’t “steal your tax refund”…you signed a legal document to obtain loans and repay them. You also agreed to wage garnishment and tax refund offset if you defaulted.

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  40. Pissed

    @Concerned: Good point. Convid19 is not biased. So why is the gov biased? Everyone should mean EVERYONE, including the homeless guy living on the streets. Stimulus never works because the low income 1/3 of the population never receives a dime. The ones that actually need it and benefit the most from it. They just don’t get it, the economy has crashed so much it destroyed the job market and if you don’t make an income and file taxes you’re disqualified?? The whole point is to give a boost to the economy, you know the ones without a job and can’t file??? Catch 22 nonsense. This is the reason why this gov establishment is so dysfunction to begin with. Everyone clap your hands now….Yaaay!! 1/3 of the stimulus package goes to 2/3 of the population individuals. Yeah, that will work.

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  41. Dwina

    Ive done a tax return and someone committed tax fraud on my so so it will be m9nths till i get my return back doea this have an effect on my stimulis check

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  42. MD

    @HFCalifornia: file an electronic return using a free site like https://www.freetaxusa.com/ It’s IS completely free and easy, and IRS encourages all to file “in-case” you have a credit coming to you.. by the end today the IRS could have you info / bank account for direct deposit etc.. -Might help you get 2020 covid-19 $

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  43. Silva Streak59

    Why isn’t Social Security Income (SSI) included? I think it’s very unfair, especially since it’s less than Ocial Security.

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  44. cybo

    @HFCalifornia: nope. gotta file and have past files too. The gov has never liked disabled folks so don’t count on it. We work our butt off for years and bad luck strikes, disabled and now disrespected and excluded.

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  45. Sheila_33
    • Tax Preparer:
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    • Filing Date:
      Jan-6
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-13
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      Bluebird
    • Date Approved:
      Feb-22
    • Direct Deposit Date:
      Feb-24
    • Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Additional Child Tax Credit, Schedule C
    • TT 152, Weekly

    @Tony: you should be able to receive one as long as you are below a certain income and owe no IRS debts. Not sure what the limit on income is yet, but in 2008 it was 75000 for single filers and 150000 for joint filers.

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  46. Sheila_33
    • Tax Preparer:
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      Florida
    • Filing Date:
      Jan-6
    • Date Accepted:
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      Bluebird
    • Date Approved:
      Feb-22
    • Direct Deposit Date:
      Feb-24
    • Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Additional Child Tax Credit, Schedule C
    • TT 152, Weekly

    @R & R: if you owe an outstanding debt, it will possibly be taken.

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  47. Tony

    My name is Anthony I am single and I e-file my taxes every year do I qualify for the stimulus check

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  48. R & R

    I’m an Idaho resident I didn’t file in 2018 and have not filed 2019 yet will I still qualify for the 2020 stimulus and since I owe the IRS will I still get it or does it just pay to wards debt even if I haven’t filed

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  49. HFCalifornia

    What if we don’t file taxes? My husband and I are both on ssi, and I also recieve social security, but we are Way below the poverty and tax levels, so we don’t file at all. Will we still qualify for this covid stimulus?

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  50. Lady#1

    I go to school part time and owe 80,000 dollars in school loans. I don’t make enough to pay taxes I get child support and thats it. How will I get the relief check? I dont make enough to pay taxes only my house taxes will I still get the check I am still in school. Help.

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  51. thicks

    For those of you who ask about those who didn’t need to file, the article above clearly says:

    ***It is perfectly legal to file a tax return showing zero income, and this might be a good idea to ensure you qualify. We think it may be worthwhile.***

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  52. chilo

    if i havent filled a tax return over ten years because i ddnt work but now im working now will i get stimulus by them knowing i work now or no.

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  53. Sheila_33
    • Tax Preparer:
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    • Date Approved:
      Feb-22
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    • Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Additional Child Tax Credit, Schedule C
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    @Susan: We are waiting now for updates on the stimulus package. Until then, we won’t know who will or will not be eligible, unfortunately.

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  54. Susan

    My husband and I are both on SSDI and don’t have to file a tax return. Does that mean we won’t get a stimulus check?

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  55. Sheila_33
    • Tax Preparer:
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    • Bank or Prepaid:
      Bluebird
    • Date Approved:
      Feb-22
    • Direct Deposit Date:
      Feb-24
    • Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Additional Child Tax Credit, Schedule C
    • TT 152, Weekly

    @Okie: I’m hoping it’s going to cover more people because of the severity of the situation.

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  56. Okie

    How is this going to help us poor Seniors? We don’t make enough to file. I live in a building of 100 of us. We need the help.. Something’s wrong here. U only get a refund if u filed taxes?

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  57. Ssdu

    In the Twenty20 what about people that are on disability and Social Security are they going to get stimulant and what really does $300 due for somebody

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  58. wth * nikki

    the government is flawed my whole return was taken for student loan said if I was going to get evicted only then they would help in this crisis ths irs wants their money they dont care if the economy is starving it’s a show

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  59. Dave

    Just wondering if people on SSDI are going to receive this stimulus this is some of the most vulnerable population?

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  60. Nicole Herron

    What if I switch banks since I got my taxes. Will they know where to send it then? Thank u have a blessed day

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  61. DUMB ARTICLE

    If that is what it is, I have no idea why Congress or US would bother because that isn’t helping SQUAT! I think this is misinformation though have heard nothing but a 1g! This is not really comprable TO 2008 WHEN U COULD STILL YA KNOW ACTUALLY WORK

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  62. J

    @BUCK: I hope we still would qualify! I have a teenager and am on disability barely making it mo to mo

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  63. jemar707
    • Tax Preparer:
      freetaxUSA
    • Fees:
      Free
    • State:
      FL
    • Filing Date:
      Feb-19
    • Date Accepted:
      Feb-19
    • Bank or Prepaid:
      Chase
    • WMR Bars:
      1st Bar
    • Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit, Additional Child Tax Credit, Schedule C, 1099

    @Karinda: To change you address with IRS:

    https://www.irs.gov/faqs/irs-procedures/address-changes/address-changes

    In the 2008 Stimulus Package, Injured Spouse claims were handled as follows:

    Q. I am filing a joint tax return with my spouse who has a past-due obligation. How can I ensure that I still get my share of our joint stimulus payment?

    A. In this situation, you are considered an injured spouse. To get your share of a joint income-tax refund, as well as your share of the stimulus payment, you can file Form 8379, Injured Spouse Allocation. You will get your share of these payments, and your spouse’s share will be applied to his or her past-due federal or state income taxes or non-tax federal debt such as student loans and child support. Your allocation request will be processed more quickly if you attach Form 8379 to your regular 2007 federal income tax return.

    Q. How will the IRS treat a stimulus payment when there is an innocent spouse involved?

    A. An innocent spouse determination for a 2007 income tax return would follow the filing of the return. In most instances, the stimulus payment will be issued before such a claim is filed and before a determination can be made.

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  64. Sheila_33
    • Tax Preparer:
      freetaxUSA
    • Fees:
      Free
    • State:
      Florida
    • Filing Date:
      Jan-6
    • Date Accepted:
      Jan-13
    • Bank or Prepaid:
      Bluebird
    • Date Approved:
      Feb-22
    • Direct Deposit Date:
      Feb-24
    • Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Additional Child Tax Credit, Schedule C
    • TT 152, Weekly

    @BUCK: not sure yet. Waiting and hoping it takes care of everyone because everyone has been affected.

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