The IRS is making a concerted push to deliver to people who are missing all or part of theirthe money they’re entitled passed seven months ago. The agency has said it will pay out checks through the end of 2020, an internal deadline that’s fast approaching. In the case of parents and families whose payments arrived missing $500 for , that means filing a claim before the new Nov. 21 cutoff date to get the catch-up payment before 2021. This deadline extends the first Sept. 30 cutoff to file.
The first thing you’ll want to do is useto help you figure out if you got the correct amount — you just need to know . (Here’s .)
Also keep in mind that parents whocould each qualify to receive $500, but you may need to claim this payment. Note that the IRS has been known to to settle .
If you have more questions about stimulus payments, we haveto situations both general and specific, such as where to that could , who might be once the bill is approved, whether you could and how determine when payments are sent. This story is regularly updated.
How can I claim my missing $500 dependent stimulus money?
To file for your missing $500 stimulus money, visit the Free File Fillable Forms site, select Get Started and create an account if you haven’t already. Then follow the posted instructions for filling out the form. You’ll need to provide your full name, mailing and email address, date of birth, Social Security number, bank account number (if you have one), driver’s license or state ID (if you have one), each qualifying child’s Social Security number and the child’s relationship to you.
When you’re finished, you’ll receive a confirmation email. Your information will then be sent to the IRS so they can work on getting a check sent out to you, assuming you’re eligible.
When will the IRS send my $500 catchup payment?
If you filed by Sept. 30, the IRS has said it will start issuing checks in October. The IRS has extended the deadline to Nov. 21 and if it follows in the same footsteps as the first deadline, you could receive your payment in December. However, if you miss the 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
How does stimulus check eligibility work with dependents?
To be eligible, you must be aYou must also have a valid Social Security number and can’t be claimed as a dependent of another taxpayer.
Here’s where the rules get tricky. On the surface, the rules to claim a 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.
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 .)
There may be specific details you’ll want to explore if your child dependent is adopted, disabled (of any age) or a. Here’s eligible to receive their own check.
What happens if I miss the new Nov. 21 deadline?
The deadline to file for your missing $500 stimulus money is Nov. 21, and if you miss the deadline, 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.
For more information about stimulus payments, here’sif a bill is passed issuing them. And if you still haven’t received your stimulus check and you think it’s lost or missing, try this to file a report.