COVID-19 Stimulus Checks for Individuals
The IRS issued three Economic Impact Payments during the coronavirus pandemic for people who were eligible:
- $1,200 in April 2020
- $600 in December 2020/January 2021
- $1,400 in March 2021
These payments were sent by direct deposit to a bank account or by mail as a paper check or a debit card. You can check eligibility requirements for stimulus payments on IRS.gov.
Check On Your Stimulus Payment
Check the Get My Payment page from the IRS to find out if you qualified and when you should have received your payment.
What to Do If You Didn’t Receive Your Stimulus Checks
Follow the directions from the IRS on how to claim these payments if you were eligible for but did not receive them, or if the amount you received was incorrect.
By claiming the Child Tax Credit (CTC), you can reduce the amount of money you owe on your federal taxes. The amount of credit you receive is based on your income and the number of qualifying children you are claiming.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the CTC was expanded under the American Rescue Plan of 2021. The IRS pre-paid half the total credit amount in monthly payments from July to December 2021. When you file your 2021 tax return, you can claim the other half of the total CTC.
Learn more about the Advance Child Tax Credit.
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Last Updated: January 4, 2023