Who qualifies for the government stimulus payment?


Updated March, 2021

Taxpayers are eligible for the American Rescue Plan Payments if their adjusted gross income does not exceed $75,000 for single-filers, or $150,000 for married joint-filers with no children.

The cutoff cap for receiving no check at all is an adjusted gross income of $80,000 for single-filers, and $160,000 for married joint-filers with no children.

The adjusted gross income for Americans will be based on the 2019 or 2020 Tax Returns, whichever was most recently filed. For persons who didn't receive the past two stimulus checks, contact the IRS.

More information about the government stimulus payment can be found here:

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