Not everyone who’s eligible for a stimulus check will automatically receive— that was $1,200 per person for the and could be another $1,200 if a is . Understanding the upper limit is easy, but there are many rules that decide how much you and your family actually get, depending on a .
Our calculator below breaks down how much you might be able to receive, based on the rules from the CARES Act, which governed the first stimulus check. The calculator doesn’t store your personal details or use them in any way. Keep in mind that this tool is for estimates only, and doesn’t provide a final figure supplied by the IRS. There may be other factors that could determine the final size of your check.
3 important things to know before you begin
The CARES Act allowed you to claim child dependents for $500 apiece, as long as they’re 16 years old or younger (that is, under 17 years old). If you’d like to calculate the total for dependents of any age — a change that’s been discussed for a second check, but isn’t guaranteed — add the number of dependents in the corresponding field, regardless of age.
If you don’t typically file taxes or have a different circumstance, read our for more information.
Calculate your stimulus payment
Use details from your 2019 or 2018 tax return, whichever is most recent.
1. Choose your filing status below.
Note: If you aren’t able to view the calculator, please. If on a mobile device, allow the calculator to load into a new browser tab.
Stimulus check qualification basics
We have much more information, but in broad strokes, here’s who’s eligible for some stimulus money under the CARES Act:
- You’re a single US resident and have an adjusted gross income less than $99,000
- You file as the head of a household and earn under $146,500
- You file jointly without children and earn less than $198,000
What if I don’t usually file taxes?
With the first checks, the IRS automatically sent stimulus checks to many who normally are not required to file a tax return — including senior citizens, Social Security and Social Security Disability Insurance recipients, Supplemental Security Income recipients and railroad retirees. (In some situations, eligible individuals and families who didn’t file taxes needed to use the IRS Non-Filers tool to provide the IRS with enough information to send a check.)
If this is your case, enter your best personal income estimate for income where it asks for your adjusted gross income.
For everything to know about the first payment,. We also have an idea for once they are approved and .