If you’re still missing a $500from the first round of stimulus checks, yesterday was the last day you could file to receive it this year. But don’t worry — you can still .
The $500 sum should’ve been part of thethe IRS started sending out in spring. If you’re unsure how much money you’re owed, and your to work out an estimate. If the size of the check you received doesn’t seem as big as expected, you may need to request a catch-up payment. (If you’re curious, we answer your questions about .)
Read on for what to do if you missed the Sept. 30 deadline. And as for, here’s on right now. This story updates often.
What if I missed the Sept. 30 deadline?
The deadline to file for your missing $500 stimulus money was Sept. 30, but you can still get your payment. When you, you can claim the additional amount on behalf of . The IRS will use either your 2019 or 2018 tax return to determine how much you’re owed and is expected to post instructions online closer to tax season next year.
When will the IRS send the $500 catch-up payment?
The IRS says it will begin issuing checks this month for those who met the application deadline. However, if you missed the Sept. 30 deadline, your check will be included on your 2020 tax return, in 2021.
If you’d like more information, you’ll be able to IRS Get My Payment webpage. From there, you’ll need to provide your Social Security number, date of birth, home address and ZIP code.by visiting the
Do I qualify for the first stimulus payment?
To be eligible, you must be a US citizen, a permanent resident or a qualifying “resident alien.” You must also have a valid Social Security number, can’t be claimed as a dependent of another taxpayer and must have an under $146,500 (heads of household) or $198,000 (married couples filing jointly).
The CARES Act 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 calculatedif rules about dependents change for a .)
Here’s how the IRS defines a child dependent — there may be specific details you’ll want to explore if your child dependent is adopted, disabled (of any age) or a citizen of another country. Here’s eligible to receive their own check.
For more information about stimulus payments, here’sif it passes. And if you still haven’t received your stimulus check and you think it’s lost or missing, try this to file a report.