It’s not too late to file a tax return to claim your missing stimulus money! The IRS extended the tax-filing deadline to May 17, 2021. Even after the deadline, you can still file to claim your money! If you do not owe any Federal taxes, then you can file your return after the deadline without a penalty - in fact, you have 3 years to claim your refund.

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Max amount for individual

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Max amount for eligible dependent

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Max age limit for eligible dependent

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You’ll receive full payment, if you have adjusted gross income (AGI) at or below:

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  • $75,000 for individuals
  • $112,500 for individuals filing as head of household
  • $150,000 for married couples filing jointly or filing as a widow or widower

You’ll get a reduced payment, if you have adjusted gross income (AGI) up to:

  • $99,000 for individuals
  • $136,500 for individuals filing as head of household
  • $198,000 for married couples filing jointly or filing as a widow or widower

in Round 1

  • $99,000 for individuals
  • $136,500 for individuals filing as head of household
  • $198,000 for married couples filing jointly or filing as a widow or widower

in Round 2

  • $80,000 for individuals
  • $120,000 for individuals filing as head of household
  • $160,000 for married couples filing jointly or filing as a widow or widower

in Round 3

Can past-due child support lower the amount of payment?

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If someone can be claimed as a dependent on another’s tax return, they are NOT ELIGIBLE for their own stimulus payment in Round 1, 2 or 3

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Someone who was or is incarcerated IS eligible for Round 1, 2 and 3 stimulus payments

If someone has a Social Security Number, but their spouse does not, they ARE ELIGIBLE for Round 1, 2, and 3 payments (the spouse is NOT)

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If someone does not have any income, they ARE ELIGIBLE for Round 1, 2, and 3

IF they provided more than half of their own financial support the previous year (and cannot be claimed as a dependent on someone else’s return)

How can you claim your stimulus payment now?

File a 2020 tax return and claim the Recovery Rebate Credit to get previous stimulus checks from Round 1 and 2

Round 3 stimulus payments will be issued automatically to individuals who:

  • a) have filed a 2020 or 2019 return,
  • b) successfully used the IRS Non-Filers Tool in 2020 to apply for the first-round payment, or
  • c) receive a Federal benefit such as Social Security, SSI, SSDI, Railroad Retirement, or veterans benefits and who started receiving benefits before January 1, 2021.
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Those who don't receive it this year who are eligible based on their 2021 situation can claim it when they file their 2021 tax return next year.

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