How thecould differ from the the continues to shift, as Senate Democrats are pitching a change that would recast and . The proposed rewrite in the would
If the new guideline is approved, thewould from and . (More details in our chart below.) Any delay over the details of the third check’s income limits, or to any part of the , could also push back for individuals, families and . (Here’s how you could .)
We’ve watched as Congress made changes from the first check to the second payment, and have read through the version of the bill now with the Senate. That gives us a good idea of how lawmakers view the next stimulus payment — here’s how the three checks stack up. This story was recently updated.
What the 3 stimulus check differences mean for you
With each round of stimulus payments, the House and Senate have reworked the payment amount and. While we know most of the proposed — and they could change up to — there is one wild card.
The IRS is in the, so it’s unclear if the agency may not be able to in a few days, as it did the second stimulus payments, or if there could be a delay in sending out the payments.
As the Senate works to complete its version of the bill this week, Democrats are looking to downshift the income limit, the cutoff to receive a payment. That means some individuals and families could quickly phase out of receiving money with this round,.
Three stimulus checks, compared
|Third check (in the works)||Second check||First check|
|Maximum total (per adult)||$1,400||$600||$1,200|
|Dependents (flat rate)||$1,400 (any age)||$600 (16 and younger)||$500 (16 and younger)|
|Income to receive maximum amount||Under: $75,000 (single); $112,500 (head of household); $150,000 (married)||Under: $75,000 (single); $112,500 (head of household); $150,000 (married)||Under: $75,000 (single); $112,500 (head of household); $150,000 (married)|
|Single taxpayer upper limit||$100,000, or $80,000 if Senate changes||$87,000||$100,000|
|Head of household upper limit||$150,000, or $120,000 if Senate changes||$124,500||$146,000|
|Filing jointly upper limit||$200,000, or $160,000 if Senate changes||$174,000||$198,000|
|Citizenship||Mixed-status families, where one member has a Social Security number||Citizens and noncitizens with a Social Security number||Citizens and noncitizens with a Social Security number|
|Date approved||By March 14||Dec. 27, 2020||March 27, 2020|
|First payments sent||To be determined||Dec. 29, 2020||April 13, 2020|
|Final payments issued||Dec. 31, 2021||Feb. 16, 2021||Feb. 16, 2021|
|Number of payments made||To be determined||Over 147 million||Over 160 million|
|Total dollar amount distributed||To be determined||$142 billion||$270 billion|
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