Now that President Donald Trump has officially signed into law the second round of stimulus checks as part of a larger economic relief package, you can start to work out how much money you and are family are eligible to receive by using our calculator to get an estimate for the size of your stimulus check.
While the new law authorizes $600 payments for adults and children under age 17, Trump continues to urge Congress to boost the amount to a $2,000 maximum direct payment per person instead of the current $600 upper limit. Monday, the House of Representatives passed a bill — called the Caring for Americans with Supplemental Help (CASH) Act of 2020 — to increase the amount of the second stimulus check to a maximum $2,000 per person. The Senate will likely take up the measure on Tuesday.
So, how much money would your particular household be qualified to receive in a second stimulus check, and what are the qualifications for the next direct payment anyway? Our calculator can help you estimate your payment amount, following the formula that’s been laid out in the text of the stimulus bill. We’re watching closely the situation and will update our calculator if the final stimulus check sum rises to $2,000. This story has been updated with new information.
Estimate your total second stimulus check here
Before you use the calculator tool below, you’ll need your adjusted gross income (AGI) from your 2019 federal tax return: find that figure on line 8b of the 2019 1040 federal tax form. (If you don’t typically file taxes, we share more details below.) To estimate the amount of the second check, enter all your child dependents age 16 and younger. A single taxpayer claims no dependents, and a head of household does not file jointly with a spouse and claims at least one dependent.
Stimulus check No. 2: Eligibility basics you should know
Broadly, here’s who is. With the new law, payments top out at $600 apiece, and as you reach the upper , the amount of your check will decrease. A family of four that qualifies, for example, could receive up to $2,400. For a complete breakdown, .
To get the full $600 stimulus per person, either:
- As an individual without qualifying children, you have an adjusted gross income of up to $75,000 (this completely phases out at $87,000, down from the $99,000 used for the first check).
- You file as the head of a household (you claim children) and earn under $112,500.
- You file jointly without children and earn less than $150,000 and no more than $174,000 (down from $198,000 from the first check).
- Any dependent child under age 17 will count for an additional $600.
Note, if youbased 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 credit against your 2020 taxes.
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