How much incentive can you get? Calculate using this tool


The CNET incentive payment calculator can help you estimate how much money you can receive from the IRS if a second check arrives.

Sara Tew / CNET

if one Second promotion check Gets approved in 2020, how much money can you expect? The answer is not straightforward, but we give a tool below that can easily help you or your family guess the sum. (Possibly) varying ability.

The IRS paid up to $ 1,200 per person First promotion check And if one can follow the same guidelines Congress approved Second direct payment – maybe with a twist. How to work out the upper limit for payment is easy, but other factors will inform your total.

Our stimulus check calculator works out how much you may be able to get, based on the rules of the CARES Act, which previously governed incentive checks. The calculator does not store your personal details or maintain them in any way. Keep in mind that this tool is for estimates only and does not provide the final figure supplied by the IRS. There may be other factors that can determine the final size of your check.

Before you begin: 3 main things

You will need your Adjusted Gross Income, or AGI, From your 2019 or 2018 tax information. If you have not filed, use your 2018 information instead. If you Filed his 2019 federal tax return, You can find this figure on line 8B of the 2019 1040 federal tax form. This is line 7 on the 2018 1040 tax form.

The CARES Act has given you permission Claims of child dependents $ 500 for appi (under 1 year old) until they are 14 years or younger. If you want to calculate the total for dependents of any age – a change that is discussed for the second investigation, but not guaranteed – add the number of dependents in the relevant field, regardless of age.

There are exceptions to the current rules when someone is 17 to 24 years old. Can claim a stimulation check. If you do not normally file taxes, or have a different circumstance, read our Check encouragement for more information.

Calculate Your Incentive Payment

Use whichever is the most recent from your 2019 or 2018 tax return.

1. Select your filing status below.

Note: If you are not able to see the calculator, please Click on this link. If on a mobile device, allow the calculator to load in a new browser tab.

Check Stimulus Eligibility Basics

We have a lot of information here, But in broad shock, here are those who are eligible for some incentive under the CAR Act:

  • You are a single US resident and have an adjusted gross income of less than $ 99,000
  • You file as the head of the household and earn less than $ 146,500
  • You file jointly without children and make less than $ 198,000


Playing now:
Check it out:

Next Promotion Check: What to Expect


3:03

How to calculate your incentive check money if you don’t usually file taxes

With the first check, the IRS automatically sent incentive checks to many people who would not normally be required to file tax returns – including seniors, Social Security and Social Security disability insurance recipients, supplemental security income recipients, and rail. Retirees are included. (In some cases, eligible individuals and families did not file the necessary taxes to use the IRS non-fillers tool, which provided sufficient information to send a check to the IRS.)

If this is your case, enter your best personal income estimate for income where it asks for your adjusted gross income.

To know everything about the first payment, See our guide for the first round of checks. We also have an idea for it How soon can the IRS send another round of payments Once they were approved and What other benefits can you expect in another economic relief package?.