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If you missed the deadline back in November to claim $500 for eachthat was left out of your in error, it’s almost time to file a claim. The same general process applies for people who in the . You’ll be able to claim the additional amount as a when you this year.
and will help you determine the you were supposed to get in the initial check. Parents who pay or receive child support could each qualify for $500 per dependent with the first check, but they must and may need to file a claim this year to get the payment. And in some cases, the IRS might also to settle child support debts (that rule ).
Read on for more details about how to know if you’re owed a payment and how you’ll have to claim it now that tax time is almost here (hint:). Meanwhile, read up on , including who — and . Here’s what’s going on with a . This story was recently updated.
How can I find out if I’m eligible for a stimulus check with child dependents?
To be eligible for a payment, you must be a. You must also have a Social Security number and .
Here’s where things get tricky. On the surface, the rules to claim a first stimulus check — with or without a child dependent — including having anunder $99,000 (single people), $146,500 (heads of household) or $198,000 (married couples filing jointly). But, and here’s the big catch, because of , you may actually be entitled to some money if you claim a child on your taxes, even if you exceed the income limit.
Thefrom March 2020 stipulates a $500 allowance per child dependent in addition to the $1,200 cap for single filers and up to $2,400 for couples filing jointly. (We’ve also calculated for dependents in the .)
There may be specific details you’ll want to explore if your child dependent is adopted, disabled (of any age) or a.
How do I start claiming my missing $500 per child?
When you, you can claim the additional amount on behalf of . According to the IRS:
For individuals who did not receive an Economic Impact Payment or the full amount that they believe they are entitled to, they will be able to claim the additional amount when they file a 2020 tax return in 2021. This will be called the Recovery Rebate Credit.
You can use theon the 2020 Form 1040 or Form 1040-SR to claim a catch-up payment. The IRS will provide a Recovery Rebate Credit Worksheet to help you determine if you are missing a payment.
You’ll be able toby visiting the IRS Get My Payment webpage. From there, you’ll need to provide your Social Security number, date of birth, home address and ZIP code.
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