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How do I get money from the US coronavirus relief deal?

April 30, 2020 GMT
Illustration by Peter Hamlin.;
Illustration by Peter Hamlin.;

How do I get a relief check as part of the $2.2 trillion economic rescue package?

If your tax return shows you earned up to $75,000 in adjusted gross income, you’ll get a $1,200 payout as part of the package to help with the coronavirus pandemic. The payment steadily declines for those making more, phasing out at $99,000.

Married couples will each get $1,200, declining at incomes of $150,000 and phasing out at $198,000. Parents get $500 for each eligible child.

You must have a Social Security number and be a legal U.S. resident to receive the funds.

The money will be deposited into the bank account listed on your 2018 or 2019 tax return. If you didn’t provide that information, a check will be mailed to you. Or, you can also enter your direct deposit information on the IRS website.

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If you don’t typically file a tax return, you can enter basic information on the IRS website to get the payment.

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