While the deadline is in the rearview mirror for the IRS to send out over 100 million were sent), it's not done issuing money quite yet. Fortunately, you'll be able to correct any errors, including checks , or absent payments for up to , when the IRS officially begins processing on Feb. 12. (The same applies to the , too.)for up to (
With the IRS providing a way to, it's worth double-checking your estimated total here, to make sure the amount you actually received with your second check lines up with this stimulus calculator, which uses the to calculate your total. Note, however, that there may be other qualification factors that the IRS uses to determine your actual sum.
Still, if there's a discrepancy, you might want to investigate the cause. That could mean filing awith your taxes, or in some cases, -- you'll need . If you have a problem, here's how to . If you got paid too much money in error, . (P.S. Here's what to know about a , including . Here's how to , based on what we know now.) This story has been updated recently.
Calculate the total of your household's '$600' stimulus check
To calculate how much you should get in your second stimulus payment, you'll need to enter:
- Your 2019 1040 federal tax form. (Details if you .) , from your . Find that figure on line 8b of the
- The number of age 16 and younger that you claim. Remember, a single taxpayer has no dependents, and a head of household does not file jointly with a spouse and claims at least one dependent.
CNET's stimulus calculator follows the same formula the IRS uses to. The result should be considered an estimate, not a guarantee of the IRS' final check to you. This calculator tool will not store or share your personal information.
Calculate your $600 stimulus check total
Use details from your 2019 tax return.
1. Choose your filing status below.
2. What was your adjusted gross income (AGI)?
3. How many qualified dependents did you claim in your taxes?
Nonfilers: If you don't typically file taxes, here's what to know and do
The IRS automatically sent the $600 second stimulus checks to recipients, which is a double-sided coin. On the one hand, you weren't required to do anything to receive it, but on the other, there was no way to correct an error.
For Social Security and , certain veterans and railroad retirees., people who don't normally file a tax return with the IRS, our best suggestion is to take your best guess in the calculator where it asks for your , taking into account the yearly total of your income. This goes for ,
Many nonfilers will receive the full $600 per person, but the calculation could be a little more complex with the AGI of a spouse or child dependents in your household. If there's an error or you don't get your stimulus check, youin order to claim .
Brush up on what the second stimulus check qualifications are
One interesting change was that the shift from a $1,200 check to a $600 check also disqualifies some households by. The chart below demonstrates how, as you reach the upper , the amount you're owed will decrease.
$600 second stimulus check income limits
||AGI to receive full amount (Both stimulus checks)||Second stimulus check upper income limit (AGI)||First stimulus check upper income limit (AGI)|
|Single tax filer||Under $75,000||$87,000||$99,000|
|Head of household||Under $112,500||$124,500||$146,000|
|Married, filing jointly||Under $150,00||$174,000||$198,000|
Here's our guide for a refresher on all the. Remember, any dependent child under age 17 counts for an additional $600. Also, if you based on 2019 data but you would qualify based on your 2020 financial situation, you will not receive a second check this year. However, you can get that amount as a .
If you qualify based on 2019 tax information but will be over the limit in 2020, you should have received a second check and do not need to repay it. Here are situations where you.
Some people estimates 13.5 million adult dependents will be excluded under the requirements, including 7.3 million students, a qualification that may change in the third check. More than 13 million people in ., even if they received a payment in the first round. If you are over the income limit, a or a dependent 17 years of age or older, you won't qualify for a check. The People's Policy Project think tank
For more information about stimulus checks, here's everything we know about afor , and how people with payment problems can .