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Stimulus Checks Update: How Much? When?

How Much?

Here is an updated calculator from Turbotax:  Stimulus Check Calculator 

When Will Checks Arrive?  

If you signed up for direct deposit on either your 2018 or 2019 tax return, the IRS reportedly will start issuing electronic deposits on April 9 and they should show up in your bank account by April 14.    However, remember, this program is fluid and these target dates are subject to change.

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

Note:  For persons who don’t file a tax return, the IRS plans to create an on-line portal where you can file a “simple return” to provide your bank account information.  This portal should go live within the next few weeks.

If the IRS has to send you a paper check, priority will be given to lower income persons; higher income persons will wait longer to get their checks.

Quick Tip: If you want to try to get your check sooner, then file your 2019 tax return as soon as possible and sign up for direct deposit.

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