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Old 04-12-2020, 05:50 PM   #81
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Old 04-13-2020, 06:06 AM   #82
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do you think the stimulus checks will be taxable? just want to know what people think?
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Old 04-13-2020, 06:09 AM   #83
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do you think the stimulus checks will be taxable? just want to know what people think?
They shouldn't be since they are an advance on next year's refund, if I understand correctly.
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do you think the stimulus checks will be taxable?
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Will the Money I Get Now Be Taxed Later?

No. As we mentioned earlier, the check you receive is really just an advanced payment of a tax credit for the 2020 tax year. As such, it won't be included in your taxable income.
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Old 04-13-2020, 06:14 AM   #85
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Hat we “think” isn’t as relevant as what “is.” The payment is not taxable.

https://money.com/stimulus-check-advance-tax-refund/
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Old 04-13-2020, 07:01 AM   #86
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My $1200 is listed as pending and will be in my account on the 15th.
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Old 04-13-2020, 08:15 AM   #87
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My $1200 is listed as pending and will be in my account on the 15th.
Wonderful! I am so happy for you.

Mine is still not listed, even as pending, so I'll just have to be patient for a while longer.
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Old 04-13-2020, 09:06 AM   #88
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Wonderful! I am so happy for you.

Mine is still not listed, even as pending, so I'll just have to be patient for a while longer.
When you say "listed," where exactly is the checks status listed. TIA
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Old 04-13-2020, 09:17 AM   #89
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When you say "listed," where exactly is the checks status listed. TIA
Your bank account. Mine is listed as pending with a deposit date of the 15th. So it's "listed" in your bank account transactions. Maybe not all banks/credit unions do that but my CU does.
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Old 04-13-2020, 09:27 AM   #90
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Your bank account. Mine is listed as pending with a deposit date of the 15th. So it's "listed" in your bank account transactions. Maybe not all banks/credit unions do that but my CU does.
Ah the bank. Never seen a pending anything. Guess I don't have the delux account..sigh
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Old 04-13-2020, 10:23 AM   #91
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My $1200 is listed as pending and will be in my account on the 15th.

Mine is shown as pending also in my CU checking account. Should be posted either later today or tomorrow, I would guess.
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I thought there was some kind of true up process that looked at your 2019 tax return also?
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Hadn't seen that. I'll have to check it out. Thanks.
So, I did check it out. I know this isn't totally authoritative, but in this article from Kiplingers, it says that they haven't decided whether to "true it up" from your 2019 taxes.

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Let's say you wait to file your 2019 return because your stimulus check will be $100 more if the IRS bases your payment on your 2018 return. Will you get to keep that additional $100?

That's still an open question. The way the law is written, the checks that will be sent now are actually just advanced payments of a new refundable tax credit for the 2020 tax year. We don't know yet how the IRS will treat stimulus payments that are more than the 2020 tax credit amount.
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Sorry for all the chunks of quotes, just trying to winnow down the wordiness.
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Whomever wrote the article for Kiplinger's needs better reading comprehension (or CPA friends with reading comprehension).

The text of the law is quite clear that stimulus payments that are larger than the 2020 credit amount will not have to be repaid. The wording is something along the lines of: "Your 2020 credit will be reduced by your stimulus payment, but not below zero."
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My credit union is showing the stimulus amount is pending. Looks like I can start adding a much larger tip on our carry-out orders.
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Just wanted to make sure I would get a stimulus check

I am not collecting SS and just have dividend income. I do file, but I owe nothing and get nothing from the federal government, just always have to pay state. I would still be entitled to a check, correct?

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Logged onto my CU account this morning to pay some bills, and discovered $2400 of stimulus deposited to my account by IRS. Now, DW and I are trying to decide how to distribute it to those who need more than us.
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I am not collecting SS and just have dividend income. I do file, but I owe nothing and get nothing from the federal government, just always have to pay state. I would still be entitled to a check, correct?

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Almost certainly. The main requirements are (1) have an SSN, (2) have an AGI under $75K single, and (3) not be eligible to be claimed as a dependent on someone else's return.
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I just got mine! I'm sooo excited! I think I will take the entire extended family out to dinner!


Oh, wait. Never mind on the dinner.


It was direct deposited into the same account that gets my SS check and my tax refund check.
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Whomever wrote the article for Kiplinger's needs better reading comprehension (or CPA friends with reading comprehension).

The text of the law is quite clear that stimulus payments that are larger than the 2020 credit amount will not have to be repaid. The wording is something along the lines of: "Your 2020 credit will be reduced by your stimulus payment, but not below zero."
What?? You mean this is NOT free money??
BTW, what is a "credit amount?"
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What?? You mean this is NOT free money??
BTW, what is a "credit amount?"
The amounts currently being sent out are advance payments of a tax credit to be applied to your 2020 tax obligation. The amount you get now is determined by either your 2018 or 2019 AGI, but the ultimate amount of your credit will be determined by your 2020 AGI. Consider the two extreme cases: 1) you had greater than $198,000 AGI in 2019 (MFJ), so you get nothing now, but you have less than $150,000 AGI in 2020, so you get a $2400 tax credit when you file next year; and 2) You had less than $150,000 AGI in 2019, so you get $2400 now, but you have greater than $198,000 AGI in 2020, so you are ineligible for any tax credit when you file next year. In case 2, you do not need to pay it back.
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