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.
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.
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.
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