Who is Getting a Stimulus Check from the Government in Connection with the Coronavirus Pandemic?

As part of the almost $2 trillion relief package passed by Congress, many Americans will be getting relief checks of up to $1,200.00 (those who file jointly could receive up to $2,400.00) to help taxpayers recover from any financial setbacks they may have encountered as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.  Here is a link to help taxpayers calculate how much they might expect to receive via check or direct deposit.  

Unfortunately, if you are an undocumented immigrant who files tax returns with an ITIN (Individual Taxpayer Identification Number), and not an SSN (Social Security Number), you will not be included in this relief package.  You can read more about that here.  

Not all taxpayers will receive checks.  Individuals with AGI of $75,000.00 or less will be eligible for up to $1,200.00 ($2,400.00 for joint returns), and $500.00 for each qualifying child.  Taxpayers can expect checks to start going out within the next three weeks or so. Make sure to keep an eye out for any IRS notices that may be sent out as well.  

The IRS will use 2019 return information for taxpayers who have already filed 2019.  Otherwise, the IRS will use your 2018 return information.  

If you have any tax questions, please reach out to Mendes Weed, LLP at (925) 390-3222.  We are working remotely during the shelter in place order to assist clients with tax law, estate planning, probate, trust/estate litigation, divorce, child custody and visitation, domestic violence and elder abuse restraining orders, civil litigation, civil restraining orders, and unlawful detainers.  You are not alone during this time; we are happy to help!  

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