We want to share information about an economic relief payment you may be entitled to through the recently passed coronavirus relief bill. Within this bill, eligible individual adults with adjusted gross income on their 2019 tax returns of up to $75,000 will receive a one-time payment of $600. Married couples (or someone whose spouse died in 2020) earning up to $150,000 a year will receive $1,200. Families who meet those income requirements also will receive $600 for each child under 17. People who filed taxes in 2019 using the “head of household” status and making up to $112,500 also will get the $600 payment, plus the additional amount for children. Payments begin to phase out when individual adjusted gross income exceeds the levels stated above, with payments going to $0 when income reaches $87,000 for individuals and $174,000 for married couples.
If you qualify for a payment, you will receive your payment in one of two ways:
- If your financial account is on file with the IRS, your stimulus payment will be deposited directly into your account. The IRS will use the account information from your 2019 tax return filings.
- If you do not have a financial account on file with the IRS, your payment check will be mailed to you at the address the IRS has on file.
While the exact day payments will be distributed is unknown at this time, we expect the Treasury Department to begin distributing payments this week. However, please note that these payments could be sent in waves, and not everyone will receive payments at the same time. You need to visit the IRS.gov website to check the status of your stimulus payment.
We also want to remind you that the IRS will not contact you for your personal information in order to provide a payment. Stay alert to fraud, and please do not share your confidential account details with anyone who contacts you by email or over the phone.