Congress approved aas part of , for an upper limit of $600 apiece and an extra $600 per . We built a handy that can help you estimate the .
Although there's a slightly new set ofnow that could result in for a variety of reasons, we wanted to leave this calculator from the first stimulus check here for the sake of posterity, in case you wanted to compare estimates or to see if you got the amount you thought you would (if not, you may need to ).
By the way, the calculator doesn't retain your personal details in any way. Keep in mind that it provides an estimate of the total amount you might receive -- it isn't a final figure from the IRS. Here's how to
Important: Make sure you have your AGI
CNET's stimulus check calculator tool is based on rules from the CARES Act that was passed in March (we'll update it once the stimulus check is final). It's intended to give you a ballpark estimate of what you might expect in a second check, or in your first, if you're still waiting for that one. To use the tool, you'll need your , from your 2019 or 2018 tax information. If you've , you can find that figure on line 8b of the 2019 1040 federal tax form. It's line 7 on the 2018 1040 tax form.
How to use the $1,200 stimulus calculator
The CARES Act allowed Americans to taxes, or have different circumstance, .for $500 each, as long as they're 16 years old or younger (that is, under 17 years old). Here are exceptions to the current rules regarding when someone who's 17 to 24 years old . If you don't typically file
Calculate your stimulus payment
Use details from your 2018 or 2019 tax return, whichever is most recent.
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?
Note: If you aren't able to view the calculator, please. If on a mobile device, allow the calculator to load into a new browser tab.
If you don't usually file taxes, how to estimate your stimulus money
With the first checks, the IRS automatically sent stimulus checks to many who normally aren't required to file a tax return -- including senior citizens, Social Security and and railroad retirees. (In some situations, eligible individuals and families who didn't file taxes needed to use the IRS Non-Filers tool to provide the IRS with enough information to send a check.) for a payment but haven't yet claimed it.
If this is the case for you, enter your best guess where it asks for your.
Reminder: Here's who qualifies to receive a stimulus check
We have more details aboutand . In broad strokes, here's the income cap under the CARES Act:
- You're a single US citizen or resident alien and have an adjusted gross income less than $99,000
- You file as the head of a household and earn under $146,500
- You file jointly without children and earn less than $198,000
For everything to know about the first payment,. We also have an idea for how quickly and .