First Stimulus Payment Calculator

Attention: This calculator is for the first stimulus payment or Economic Impact Payment (EIP) paid until October 2020. See the calculator for the second stimulus calculator as well as the third stimulus calculator. Read all the details about the second stimulus payment and stimulus three procedures. The IRS is no longer issuing any stimulus payments and there is no fourth stimulus check.

The tax calculator below allows you to estimate your share of the first Coronavirus-related stimulus payments issued to most American taxpayers or residents. If you did not receive this payment, you can claim the money via the Recovery Rebate Credit on your 2020 Tax Return which was due on October 15, 2021You can only claim this refund and the first stimulus check until May 17, 2024. See back tax resources to file a past due, 2020 Return as you can no longer e-file 2020 Taxes. If you are a non-filer or do not normally file taxes, see how to file a tax return only to claim a stimulus check. The Recovery Rebate Credit is claimed on Form 1040, Line 30.

How to Get Stimulus Today

The information below applies only to the first stimulus payment issued in 2020. This payment can only be claimed by filing a 2020 Return which can no longer be e-filed. Use the tool on this page to determine if you were eligible for the first stimulus payment before you fill out the 2020 Tax Forms to claim it. See instructions on how to file back taxes for Stimulus 1 and 2.

You can claim the third stimulus payment by preparing and mailing a 2021 Return; you cannot claim any stimulus payments by e-filing this year's tax return as there is no new Recovery Rebate Credit.

1. STIMUlator Tool

Estimate Your COVID-19 or CARES ACT Stimulus Payment

Use this tool to see your first stimulus credit amount.

Find out now as a taxpayer who files annually or as a non-filer. 

Start 1. STIMUlator Tool

Estimate Your COVID-19 or CARES ACT Stimulus Payment
Did you file a Tax Year 2018 or 2019 IRS Tax Return?
Latest Tax Year Return You Filed
Did you only have Social Security Income in 2018 and 2019 and therefore did not file tax return?
Enter Your Annual 2019 Social Security Income From Form SSA-1099 or 2020 Income.
Select your Filing Status for this tax return or your expected 2020 filing status
Enter your expected 2020 or actual 2019Adjusted Gross Income
Enter the number of Dependents you claimed on your 2019 Tax Return or will claim on your 2020 Return
You should file a 2019 Tax Return as soon as possible if you are required to do so. File 2020 Taxes to claim the first two stimulus payments if you did not receive them. Restart this tool and select Yes when asked if you filed a 2019 or 2020 Return to estimate your payment.
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Unfortunately, your income is too high to receive a stimulus payment. Your estimated stimulus payment is: $
Need to file back taxes?
If you have not filed a 2020 Tax Return yet, you should file it as soon as possible in order to receive the stimulus credit as this is the only way to receive Stimulus 1 and Stimulus 2.

Most taxpayers should have filed a 2018 or 2019 Tax Year Return with the IRS in order to have received their stimulus check. If you had no other taxable income but Social Security Income, you most likely did not need a tax return on file with the IRS. Before you begin the tool, have either your 2018 or 2019 Adjusted Gross Income available. You will find this on Line 7 on your 2018 Tax Return or Line 8b on your 2019 Tax Return. Many taxpayers who did not file a 2018 or 2019 Tax Return were asked to file a non-filer or stimulus return. This however created confusion as many regular taxpayers filed a non-filer return for 2019 only to find out that their regular 2019 return got rejected when they filed; as a result, they had to file a tax amendment. The IRS considered a 2019 non-filer or stimulus return as a regular 2019 tax return.

If you are the recipient of Social Security Income or Supplemental Security Income and do not report any other taxable income, learn how you may have received your stimulus check.

See more details on the first stimulus payment and other COVID-19 related tax return deadline changes; read details about the second stimulus payment procedures.