Get Your U.S. Stimulus Payment!

1.  The Stimulus amount
2.  Who can claim it^
3.  How to get the money
4.  What to do if you haven’t filed
5.  How to stay informed of updates.

1. The amount

  • Based on information released so far, the amount of the Stimulus payment is US$1,200 per adult and US$500 per child.

2. Who can claim?

  • There nothing to say that American citizens living abroad cannot claim the Stimulus payment and you should be fully entitled as long as you meet the criteria.
  • Previous Stimulus payments like the one issued in 2008 were issued to eligible Americans abroad.
  • There is an income limit of US$75,000 to claim the full payment.
  • The $1,200 reduces by $50 for every $1,000 earned over $75,000 (Eg. $80,000 income would provide a Stimulus payment of $950)
  • If you earned over $99,000 you won’t be entitled to any amount.
  • Your income is based on your filed 2018 tax return unless you’ve already filed your 2019 tax return.

3. How to get the money

  • If you have a US checking account and the IRS has your details on file, they will direct deposit the funds.
  • If you don’t have a US checking account on file, they will send a check, even overseas.
  • The IRS will not deposit payments into a non-US bank account.

4a. I haven’t filed a tax return for at least 3 years

4b. I haven’t filed a tax return in 2018 or 2019

  • If you only need to file for 2018 or 2019, then go ahead and file ASAP.
  • If you’d like us to do that for you, simply contact us!
  • Make sure you provide your current address on your tax return so you can receive your check.
  • Provide US Checking Account details if you have them.

5. Keeping informed about the Stimulus payments

  • Check back on our blog for more updates

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