Your Stimulus Check Toolkit


Stimulus checks are on the way! And the portal has finally arrived for those of you who have elderly parents or family members who don’t usually file and need to be sure the IRS has their direct deposit information.


The IRS has already started sending out economic stimulus direct deposit payments authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The IRS also has a timetable for getting checks to every American who is entitled to one. Unfortunately, though, not everyone will get paid right away.


In fact, it looks like some Americans won't get stimulus money until September if it has to come by check.

IRS Schedule For Mailing Paper Checks

Taxpayer Income                          Date Check Mailed
$0 to $10,000                               April 24
$10,001 to $20,000                      May 1
$20,001 to $30,000                      May 8
$30,001 to $40,000                      May 15
$40,001 to $50,000                      May 22
$50,001 to $60,000                      May 29
$60,001 to $70,000                      June 5
$70,001 to $80,000                      June 12
$80,001 to $90,000                      June 19
$90,001 to $100,000                    June 26
$100,001 to $110,000                  July 3
$110,001 to $120,000                  July 10
$120,001 to $130,000                  July 17
$130,001 to $140,000                  July 24
$140,001 to $150,000                  July 31
$150,001 to $160,000                  August 7
$160,001 to $170,000                  August 14
$170,001 to $180,000                  August 21
$180,001 to $190,000                  August 28
$190,001 to $200,000                  September 4
All Others                                     September 11

The good news is, the IRS has already started issuing electronic payments through direct deposit. The IRS processed more than 80 million payments last Friday that should be available in bank accounts early this week, starting with the neediest of Americans. More payments should arrive in taxpayers' bank accounts in the next couple of weeks.

Will you get an electronic payment? It depends on whether the IRS has your bank account information. If you signed up for direct deposit of a refund on your 2018 or 2019 tax return, then the IRS has all the information it needs to pay you electronically. If you haven't filed your 2019 return yet, you still might have time to file before the IRS issues your payment. You might even get a bigger stimulus check if you file your 2019 tax return now. Check with your Fuoco Group professional to see if you could get more money by waiting to file your return depending on your current situation.

The IRS  now has an online “Get My Payment” website, which permits taxpayers to check on their economic impact payment status and update their direct deposit info: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/get-my-payment.

More info here for non-filers and those who receive Social Security Payments: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/economic-impact-payments.

If you don't usually file tax returns, you can also use this portal to register bank account info and address changes, etc.: https://www.freefilefillableforms.com/#/fd/EconomicImpactPayment

If you receive Social Security benefits and typically don't file a tax return, the IRS will use information from your Social Security benefits statement to calculate the stimulus check amount. They will also send your stimulus payment electronically if that's how you normally receive your Social Security payments.

If a direct deposit payment is rejected because the bank account information is wrong, the IRS will mail you a paper check instead. If the IRS has to send you a paper check, you won't get your payment for a while. And the higher your income, the longer it will take to get your money.

The stimulus checks are actually be advanced payments of a new tax credit added by the CARES Act. How is the COVID-19 stimulus payment calculated?

• Single filers with an AGI of $75,000 or less will receive $1,200.
• Married couples filing jointly with an AGI of $150,000 or less will receive $2,400.
• Taxpayers filing head of household with an AGI of $112,500 or less will receive $1,200.
• Taxpayers with incomes above these thresholds will have their payments reduced on a sliding scale.
• Stimulus payments phase out for single filers with an AGI of $99,000 or above, for joint filers with an AGI above $198,000, and for heads of household with an AGI above $136,500.
• Each qualifying child under age 17 will add an additional $500 to the check.

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