Third stimulus check: We calculated a few scenarios to help you estimate your paymentFebruary 24, 2021
The reality of ais near. The House of Representatives is working to finalize the details in Biden’s this week, which puts it . This means tens of millions of Americans could see a . The details are still being ironed out, and for the are different than those for 2020’s first two payments. (Here is .) Because determining your potential payment is so confusing, we created a stimulus check calculator, below, which you can use to plug in your own information to get a customized estimate.
To help you quickly figure the total you may be eligible to receive, we’ve updated our stimulus check calculator based on the most recent version of the bill (PDF). Among the new potential eligibility requirements are , and . Although more could happen between now and mid-March, we have a solid understanding of how .
Here’s more information on how you could potentially, as well as how it’s or . Here’s how a . And if you’re one of the millions of Americans yet to receive the first or second stimulus check, . This story updates often.
Use this stimulus check calculator to find out your ‘targeted’ $1,400 payment
Based on the latest House bill (PDF), some qualifications used to determine the amount you could receive with the first two checks — including how much money you and your family can earn a year to get the full $1,400 — will look familiar. Other qualifications will be new, however, such as a hard cap to receive any money at all. Our calculator tool will give you an idea of the amount you can expect. The stimulus calculator won’t store or use your data. Since our calculations are based on the most recent House proposal, it could change again before becoming law.
Proposed $1,400 stimulus calculator
Use details from your 2020 or 2021 tax return
1. Choose your filing status below.
Here’s who would get the full amount under this House proposal, based on, and when you would completely phase out of receiving a payment. As an individual or couple’s income goes up, the size of the partial payment would get smaller.
Stimulus check proposal for income limits
|Full $1,400 per person maximum (based on AGI)||Not eligible (based on AGI)|
|Individual taxpayer||Less than $75,000||$100,000 or more|
|Head of household||Less than $112,500||$150,000 or more|
|Married couple filing jointly||Less than $150,000||$200,000 or more|
How changing eligibility rules could affect stimulus calculations
New with Biden’s proposal,. Also new: The upper income limit is a hard cap. Above the income ceiling, you no longer qualify for any stimulus money, including for your dependents. With the first two checks, you could hit the cap and still receive money for a dependent.
Expanding The People’s Policy Project. Biden’s proposal also looks to include families with ; that is, where at least one family member .would make approximately 13.5 million more adult dependents count toward their household total, according to
How much can you expect to receive this time?
To give you an idea of how much you might expect to receive in a third payment using the income guidelines Congress is considering, 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 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 85,000 and no dependents||$840||$1,400||$2,800|
|AGI of $95,000 and no dependents||$280||$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 $133,000 and 1 dependent||–||$1,270||$4,200|
|AGI of $166,000 and 1 dependent||–||$0||$4,200|
|AGI of $200,000 and 1 dependent||–||$0||$0|
|AGI of $100,000 and 2 dependents||–||$4,200||$5,600|
|AGI of $133,000 and 2 dependents||–||$1,904||$5,600|
|AGI of $166,000 and 2 dependents||–||$0||$3,808|
|AGI of $200,000 and 2 dependents||–||$0||$0|
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