Third stimulus check calculator: Estimate your payment while you waitMarch 16, 2021
Thehas officially begun hitting bank accounts. The IRS and US Treasury out via direct deposit late last week, and millions of Americans are set to receive money in the coming weeks. If you haven’t received your check yet, it could be on its way soon — . But it’s also possible you this time, even if you qualified for the .
Things are a little more complicated this time around because, even though the checks are higher,, the . That means the , too. , but have been loosened. Because of these changes to the , the math doesn’t always follow the path you might expect.
But if you want to know how much of that $1,400 you should expect to receive, you don’t have to wait and see. Our stimulus check calculator for the 2021 payment can give you a clue and help you plan ahead. Scroll down to enter info likeand (the calculator doesn’t retain your personal details in any way). When you’re done, here’s what to know about (if, for instance, you ), and . This story was recently updated.
Third stimulus check calculator: How much of the $1,400 will you get?
The Senate made a notable change to the third check before the bill was signed into law by reducing the upper income limit to receive any check. If your, is equal to or more than $80,000 (single taxpayers), $120,000 (head of household), or $160,000 (filing jointly), you won’t be eligible. See below for more details.
Note that this calculator should be used as an estimate only. If you think the check size you receive is in error and doesn’t match your below estimate, it’s possibleat a later time.
Proposed $1,400 stimulus calculator
Use details from your 2019 or 2020 tax return
1. Choose your filing status below.
Here’s who will get the full stimulus amount and when you’ll completely phase out of receiving a payment, using the new guidelines that were officially signed into law. As an individual or couple’s income goes up, the size of the partial payment gets smaller. (, and here’s the .)
Stimulus check income limits
|Full $1,400 per person maximum (based on AGI)||Not eligible (based on AGI)|
|Individual taxpayer||Less than $75,000||$80,000 or more|
|Head of household||Less than $112,500||$120,000 or more|
|Married couple filing jointly||Less than $150,000||$160,000 or more|
New qualification guidelines for dependents
There two new rules for the third stimulus check affect you if you have dependents.
- Each dependent counts for $1,400.
- . College students, adult children with disabilities and will now count toward $1,400 each.
- Unlike the first two checks, you can’t receive any money if you exceed the upper income limit, even if you have dependents.
An extreme example of the last one: a single parent of four who makes $120,000 won’t qualify, where a single parent with four dependents who makes $119,000 will still get some amount of money. The amended bill also includes families with; that is, where at least one family member .
Expanding The People’s Policy Project.makes approximately 13.5 million more adult dependents count toward their household total, according to
We calculated a few common stimulus check scenarios
To give you an idea of how much you should expect to receive in a third payment using the new income guidelines, we calculated a few scenarios for individuals, heads of households and families in the chart below. You can see how setting a hard upper limit changes your payment, based on the amount of money you could expect.
Payments for different incomes and dependents
|Individual||Head of household||Married couple, filing jointly|
|AGI of $75,000 and no dependents||$1,400||$1,400||$2,800|
|AGI of 79,000 and no dependents||$280||$1,400||$2,800|
|AGI of $90,000 and no dependents||$0||$1,400||$2,800|
|AGI of $100,000 and no dependents||$0||$1,400||$2,800|
|AGI of $100,000 and 1 dependent||–||$2,800||$4,200|
|AGI of $115,000 and 1 dependent||–||$1,867||$4,200|
|AGI of $120,000 and 1 dependent||–||$0||$4,200|
|AGI of $130,000 and 1 dependent||–||$0||$4,200|
|AGI of $100,000 and 2 dependents||–||$4,200||$5,600|
|AGI of $115,000 and 2 dependents||–||$2,800||$5,600|
|AGI of $155,000 and 2 dependents||–||$0||$2,800|
|AGI of $160,000 and 2 dependents||–||$0||$0|
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