He may be eligible for Unemployment https://www.dol.gov/coronavirus/unemployment-insurance
Stimulus payment rules are here https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/how-to-use-the-tools-on-irsgov-to-get-your-economic-impact-payment
U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and resident aliens are likely eligible for an Economic Impact Payment if they meet all these requirements:
- Have a valid Social Security number,
- Could not be claimed as a dependent by another taxpayer, and
- Had adjusted gross income under certain limits.
I have a business client who did not pay himself with W2 or 1099. Is he eligible for the government stimulus check?
Out of curiosity, how did he pay himself?
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A "business client" filing Sched C never "pays" themselves through payroll (W2) or sends themselves a 1099-Misc.
But that makes them a Tax Filer, which puts them in the qualification pool for a stimulus check, assuming they meet the other qualifications, as a 1040 filer.
Are you asking about the $1,200 stimulus check for Individuals?
Have you read any of the regulations or notices or public releases or news on this function?
"Level Up" is a gaming function, not a real life function.
Are you talking about the PPP (Payroll Protection Program)?
Yes, a self-employed business owner is eligible. In general, the loan qualification is based on 2019 Schedule C profit on Line 31. Other rules may apply if it is a new business. Check for Q&A documentation for Independent contractors and self-employed individuals on SBA.gov.
Also, apply fast at a local bank, smaller community banks are best. The funds won't last long.