The Internal Revenue Service started giving the coronavirus stimulus checks. Apply to get yours online using the guide below.
Before we get into how you can apply for the stimulus checks, you may not be eligible. Your adjusted gross income on your 2020 tax return will determine this. For single filers, the stimulus checks completely phase out at $99,000. For joint filers, this is $198,000. The phaseout starts at $75,000 for single filers and $150,000for joint filers.
There is also an additional $500 given to qualifying individuals with children under the age of 17. The phaseout limits apply to this as well. By just doing the math, we can say for every $2,500 on adjusted gross income that exceeds the phaseout limit, the check will be reduced by $125. How to make your stimulus check application? How to check the status of your application? All is below.
Stimulus Check Application
Since all aspects of life is moved online—at least the ones that can be, stimulus check applications along with many other federal and state provisions can be completed online. On IRS.gov, the page you’re going to make your stimulus payment application and check the status of it is the same.
It works similarly to the Where’s My Refund tool. After all, there is pretty much no difference between tax refunds and the stimulus payment as far as the IRS is concerned. Click here to open the IRS Get My Payment for applying to get your stimulus check or check the status.
Status of Stimulus Payments
Once you get to the link above, click on Get My Payment and enter the following.
- Social Security Number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number
- Date of Birth
Then, click on continue and you’ll see the status of your stimulus payment. By any chance, if you get the “status not available”, it may be because you are not eligible for the stimulus check or your application hasn’t been processed yet. Also, those who receive SSI or VA benefits will not be able to track the status of their stimulus payment applications. For that, check in with the SSI or VA.
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