A STIMULUS check worth up to $ 1,400 is still available to qualifying Americans, but you need to act quickly.
These are the “plus-up” payments, which are part of the American Rescue Act, enacted by President Joe Biden in March.
To be eligible for an “increased” payment, you must have earned less in 2020 than in 2019.
For example, if something has changed on your 2020 tax return – like you’ve made less money or added a dependent – you might be eligible for the increased payments.
In addition, to be eligible for the full payment of $ 1,400, your income must not exceed $ 75,000, or $ 150,000 for couples.
However, you need to act quickly because the IRS has a deadline of December 31st for issuing the funds.
If you haven’t already, you must file a 2020 income tax return if you think you qualify for a check.
In July, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) sent approximately 900,000 additional payments worth more than $ 1.6 billion.
The extra payments come as millions of Americans still owe stimulus checks.
Other reasons you might owe a $ 1,400 stimulus check include if your family welcomed a newborn into the world in 2021, or if you live abroad.
According to CNBC, only thousands of the estimated 9 million Americans living abroad received stimulus checks during the pandemic.
If you qualify, you should be able to claim it on your tax return next year.
Americans can check the status of their dunning check using the IRS Get my Payment tool.
In addition, several cities and states send direct payments before Christmas.
For example, California began sending out its latest batch of 794,000 stimulus checks worth over $ 568 million last week.
And Maine will continue to send out its $ 285 stimulus checks until the end of the year.
Thousands of eligible residents in St. Louis, Missouri were able to start asking for $ 500 stimulus checks over the weekend.
We explain how families with children under 13 could get a surprise stimulus payment of $ 8,000.
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