When Will I Get My Stimulus Check?

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The IRS has already sent out 80 million stimulus payments to taxpayers that included their direct deposit information on their most recently filed 2019 or 2018 return. So, if you had filed either your 2019 or 2018 return before the direct deposits were issued, you should already have the money in the bank, UNLESS:

  1. You changed bank accounts since you filed your return, which means you will be receiving your stimulus payment by check later. 
  2. You owe back child support in which case the payment will go to satisfy your back-child support. 
  3. Your payment was reduced or eliminated because of your higher income. The credit is phased out by 5% of the taxpayer’s adjusted gross income (AGI) that exceeds the filing status threshold. The following table illustrates the phaseouts by filing status and AGI. 



Complete Phase-Out

Unmarried Taxpayers (as well as Married Filing Separately)



Head of Household



Married Taxpayer Filing Joint 



Stimulus Payments by Check – If you are receiving payment by check, the checks are being issued to the lowest income individuals first where the need is the greatest followed by others with increasing incomes. Here is the release schedule for the payments by check.


Adjusted Gross Income Issue

Issue Date

Less than $10,000

April 24

$10,001 to $20,000 

May 1

$20,001 to $30,000

May 8 

$30,001 to $40,000

May 15

$40,001 to $50,000

May 22

$50,001 to $60,000

May 29

$60,001 to $70,000

June 5

$70,001 to $80,000

June 12

$80,001 to $90,000 

June 19

$90,001 to $100,000

June 26

$100,001 to $110,000

July 3

$110,001 to $120,000

July 10

$120,001 to $130,000

July 17

$130,001 to $140,000

July 24

$140,001 to $150,000

July 31

$150,001 to $160,000

August 7

$160,001 to $170,000

August 14

$170,001 to $180,000

August 21

$180,001 to $190,000

August 28

$190,001 to $198,000

September 11

 Non-Filers – If you have not filed a tax return you may or may not need to take any action to receive your stimulus payment.
 For those that are receiving Social Security, SSI disability, survivors, or Railroad Retirement or veterans benefits will automatically receive a stimulus payment for themselves ($1,200). If they have child dependents under the age of 17 they will not receive the $500 stimulus payment for the dependent unless they go the
IRS Get My Payment tool and enter the dependent information. April 22 was the cut off date for Social Security and Railroad Retirees to update that information.

Other non-filers will not receive a rebate unless they complete the IRS Non-Filer Tool.

Keep in mind the stimulus payments are actually advance payments for a refundable credit that can be claimed on your 2020 tax return. So, if you, for whatever reason, miss out on the advance payment you will receive the payment on your 2020 tax return or substitute process provided by the IRS for non-filers.

The IRS also provides
extensive Q&A related to rebate issues.

Please call this office with questions.

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