The new check (and its lines) can be athan the first two, especially now that more people are included in the eligibility requirements, such as However, other requirements can cause others to use a , if they get one at all. Even — could So who can be disqualified this time from receiving a third party payment?
This time theto focus on financially struggling Americans, which is bound to happen Here’s what we know so far about who shouldn’t receive a check this time. This story was recently updated.
Your eligibility may depend on when you file tax returns
If you are equal to the income limits described below, when You file your taxes can make the difference between whether or not you qualify for a partial check. That’s because it’s most likely oneThe IRS is expected depending on what’s in the file during processing.
like youor Both actions can affect the annual earnings numbers the IRS will use. If you earned more in 2020 than in 2019, you may want to submit a file later. If you were disqualified in 2019 but earned significantly less in 2020, filing earlier could be in your favor. Read more details in our story about
Individual taxpayers with an AGI of $ 100,000 or more in 2019 or 2020 are not eligible
Theafter $ 75,000, under the “targeted” incentive plan (see below). If your , $ 100,000 or more, you are not eligible for a third party payment of any amount. However, if you make between $ 75,000 and $ 100,000, you can get a cut of the check. You will receive the full amount if your annual income is less than $ 75,000 for the year. Here is you could receive.
Household heads with an AGI of $ 150,000 or higher will be disqualified
As with the cutoff for the single taxpayer, household heads (people who do not collectively and) with an AGI of $ 150,000 or more are excluded under the new proposal. To get a partial incentive payment, you would need to make between $ 112,500 and $ 150,000. But to get the full amount, you need to make less than $ 112,500 if you are the head of the household.
Couples filing jointly with an AGI of $ 200,000 or higher are not eligible
If you are a married couple filing jointly and have an AGI of $ 200,000 or higher, you will not be eligible for the third stimulus check under the new proposal. To qualify for the full payment of $ 1,400, your combined family income must be less than $ 150,000. The amount you could receive will be gradually tapered after that amount until you reach the limit.
Non-US citizens or “non-resident aliens” are still disregarded
If you are considered a non-resident alien by the IRS, you will not be counted on the third stimulus check. The government defines a non-resident alien as someone who has “failed the green card test or the substantial attendance test”. For example, if you are studying abroad in the US.
At the first stimulus check, non-residents were required to have a Social Security number and live and work in the US to qualify for benefits. However, in the second audit, the rules were changed to make this possibleto qualify for a second incentive check, even if they have a tax identification number (ITIN) from the IRS and not a Social Security number. See more below.
Are non-citizens married to a US citizen eligible for a check?
If you are considered a non-citizen, you may or may not receive a stimulus check, depending on a number of factors. Under Biden’s proposal,with at least one family member who could be a social security number , assuming they meet the other requirements, including income limits.
What if you live in a US territory like Guam?
With the first two incentive checks, people living in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands may have been eligible for payments. In the past, whether these groups were eligible for an audit was determined per area by the tax authorities. These agencies were also instructed to make the payments. It’s probably the same situation for the third stimulus controls.
If you have never received payment for one or both of the previous incentive checks, you should contact your local tax authority for more information.
What if I am a non-filer and usually don’t file my taxes?
Ifand are usually not required to file income tax, you likely qualify for the third incentive check. However, if you are missing money from a previous check, you may have to go the extra mile to get your money by filing your tax return this year. If there is one , it is likely that you will have to file a claim during tax season 202 in a year. We will know more once a third payment has been approved.
What if a family member of mine has passed away since filing my 2020 taxes?
It depends on(see above). For example, if the IRS tracks your 2019 tax return, it is likely that you will keep the amount you received for the deceased. On the first stimulus check, the IRS asked people to do that since the previous tax return. With the second check, if your spouse died in 2020 and your AGI was less than $ 112,500 per year, you would be eligible for the full amount of $ 600.
We’ll know more once Congress passes a third stimulus check.
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