Find out how to get your stimulus test price $ 600

If your $ 600 Stimulus payment hasn’t made it to your bank account or mailbox, you may be wondering if you can still await it.

According to the latest guidance from the IRS, the answer is, “Maybe.”

Millions of second stimulus payments have been sent in the past few weeks after Congress approved the payments in late December.

Checks are $ 600 per person plus $ 600 per child under 17 if they are below certain income thresholds. In general, full payments go to individuals earning up to $ 75,000 and married couples who jointly file up to $ 150,000 and gradually expire to earn income above those levels.

The IRS has an online tool – Get My Payment – that allows individuals to review the status of their checks. Provided you are eligible for the money, the status should indicate the date of payment and the method – direct deposit, check, or debit card.

However, some people may get a “Payment Status Not Available” message when checking this website.

There are a few steps you can take if you are unsure of where your stimulus check stands.

Check your eligibility

First, check that you still meet the requirements for the money.

The checks expire at the same rate as the first $ 1,200 stimulus payments. However, because the checks are smaller this time around, the caps on reduced payments are lower.

Individuals with an income of $ 87,000 and married couples with an income of $ 174,000 will not receive payment. In contrast, the first payments with an income of $ 99,000 for individuals and $ 198,000 for couples were completely suspended.

So if the last time you received a discounted payment, you may not get any money this time.

The new $ 600 checks are based on 2019 tax returns, while the first round of checks was based on either 2018 or 2019 filings. So if you’ve received an initial stimulus check based on your 2018 return and your 2019 income increased, you may see a reduced or no stimulus payment.

Many admission restrictions have remained the same. For example, if you are an adult who has been classified as dependent, you will not receive a check.

You will also not be eligible if you do not have a social security number that is valid for employment, is a non-resident alien, or died before 2020.

Detainees are entitled to payments.

Submit your taxes asap

If you are eligible for a stimulus check and receive a partial payment or no money at all, the IRS urges you to apply for credit for the remainder of the money when you file your 2020 tax return.

This year the IRS has postponed the start of the tax season until February 12th.

The tax authority cannot reissue payments sent by post that are returned by the post office. In order to recover any money missing during the transport, you can claim it on this year’s return.

The solution can be a bit more complicated for direct deposits into the wrong bank accounts. Payments can be misdirected when using a service that gives you an advance on your tax refund.

“The IRS and tax industry partners are taking steps to redirect stimulus payments to the correct account for those affected,” the tax authority’s website said. “The IRS anticipates that many additional taxpayers will receive payments after these efforts. They do not need to take any action while this work continues.”

The bank account information that you already have on file with the IRS cannot be changed through the Get My Payment app, which shows the status of the second payment.

If the website says “Payment Status Not Available” when checking, it could mean either you are not eligible, or the government was unable to make your second payment. In the latter case, you can claim the money as a credit in your tax return.

“In general, I advise everyone to submit electronically and early,” said Janet Holtzblatt, senior fellow at the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center.

Individuals who do not normally file tax returns should also schedule a filing to get their money, unless they provided that information to the government last year.

Those receiving federal social security, railroad pension, or veteran benefits should generally receive the money automatically. If they don’t, they will also be asked to file a tax return this year.

Individuals who have not received a stimulus check or a partial stimulus check can apply for credit by filing Form 1040, an individual tax return, or 1040-SR, a senior tax return. The credit is calculated in the same way as the stimulus exams, but based on 2020 income information.

Are you still waiting for your money or do you have questions about your second stimulus check? Email lorie.konish@nbcuni.com.

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