While tens of millions ofhave already received their , as of late last week, millions who could get a had not received it yet. If that’s you, you might be in a later . Or maybe your check is . But if you want to quickly double-check that the IRS sent the right amount, or that you’re actually due a payment to begin with, our stimulus check calculator below can help flag any discrepancies that you .
If you’re waiting on a check and want to dig into what could be causing a delay, check out the IRS’ tool to seeand then use a post office service to . Working out can get complicated, especially since Congress changed some of the rules around . (P.S. Here’s what to know about a .)
For example, there’s a lower income limit this time (you’ll) and new rules affecting people with , which could even if you got one the first payment. , along with most , were once again left out completely. If the amount in your new, “$600” stimulus check isn’t correct, you may need to try to claim a make-up check on your taxes using the IRS’ . This story updates often.
Estimate the size of your ‘$600’ stimulus payment
To calculate how much you should get in your second stimulus payment, you’ll need to enter:
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 second stimulus payment
Use details from your 2019 tax return.
1. Choose your filing status below.
If you don’t file taxes, do this
The IRS is automatically sending the $600 second stimulus checks to recipients, which is a double-sided coin. On the one hand, you aren’t required to do anything to receive it, but on the other, there’s also nothing you can do to correct it.
For 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 , Social Security and , certain veterans and railroad retirees. The IRS refers loosely to this group as nonfilers.
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, you may need to file a tax return in 2021 in order to claim.
Quick reminder about second stimulus check qualifications
One interesting change is 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 will count 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 will receive a second check and do not need to repay it.
Some people, 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 estimates 13.5 million adult dependents will be excluded under the requirements, including 7.3 million students.
For more information about stimulus checks, here’s everything we know about a, and how people with payment problems can (that’s roughly late January through April 15).