Time is running out to claim your missing $500. The sum should have been part of the the IRS started sending in April. If you’re not sure how much money you’re owed, and your for an estimate. If the size of the check you received seems smaller than it should, you may need to request a catch-up payment.
You have until Sept. 30 — that’s next week — to use the IRS’ Non-Filers tool to submit information on your dependents and correct any errors from the first time around. Here’s an you can use to report a lost or missing payment if you still haven’t received your stimulus check.
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I’m missing a $500 dependent stimulus check. How do I file with the IRS?
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 should I expect to get my $500 catch-up payment?
The IRS says it will begin issuing checks in October for those who meet the application deadline; you shouldn’t need to do anything else. However, if you’d like more information, you’ll be able to by visiting the IRS Get My Payment webpage. From there, you’ll need to provide your Social Security number, date of birth, home address and ZIP code.
What if I don’t file by the Sept. 30 cutoff date?
If you miss the September deadline, you’ll have to wait until 2021 to claim your stimulus payment on behalf of eligible dependents. However, the IRS indicates that you shouldn’t use the tool yet if you still plan on filing a 2019 tax return (for instance, if you), as it will slow down the process.
Am I qualified for the first stimulus payment?
To be eligible, the filer must be a US citizen, a permanent resident or qualifying “resident alien.” They must also have a valid Social Security number, can’t be claimed as a dependent of another taxpayer and must have an — that’s your AGI — under $146,500 (heads of household) or $198,000 (married couples filing jointly).
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 .)
Here’s how the IRS defines a child dependent — there may be specific details you’ll want to explore if your child dependent is adopted, disabled (of any age) or a citizen of another country.
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