Question: Do Federal Workers Qualify for the Coronavirus Stimulus Rebate?
Answer: Yes. Though there is a catch, which applies to both Federal employees and all other Americans.
The rebate sounds fairly simple: all taxpayers get a check for $1,200 with an additional $500 added per child. Unfortunately though, not everyone is to qualify for the full rebate amount, and some may not qualify at all… Here are the details below.
- Rebate Requirements (to receive a check):
- Age 18+
- No one can claim you as a dependent
- Filed taxes for 2019*
*Note: If you didn’t files taxes for 2019, the IRS will look at your 2018 return. If you didn’t file a 2018 return, it has been reported that they can use your 2019 Social Security statement to determine your income based on what employers reported to the IRS.
- Has a valid Social Security number*
*Note: There is an exception for members of the military.
- Amount Qualifications (the amount you can receive):
- AGI (Adjusted Gross Income) of $75,000 or less, would receive the full amount of $1,200
- Married couples with no children and an AGI of $150,000 or less, would receive $2,400
- Those who file as head of household, with an AGI of $112,500 or less, would receive $1,200′
- For those with an AGI higher than the amounts stated above, the payment decreases, and then cuts off entirely, for:
- Single folks earning $99,000 or more
- Married folks without children earning $198,000 or more
- Married folks with children earning $218,000 or more
To easily calculate your rebate check, check out the Washington Post’s stimulus payment calculator.
A couple other quick notes. Veterans qualify for stimulus payments, as well as U.S. citizens living abroad. You do not have to pay income taxes on the rebate check you receive.
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