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Stimulus payments

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A spouse died February 12,2020. She did not get 1200.00 or the 600.00. Is the husband entitled to

$1200.00 and the $600.00 or just the $600.00

Cindy

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Both.

Level 15

Is it just me, or is anyone else getting tired of seeing stimulus payment questions?

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Level 15

It's not just you.


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Thanks ---------- I feel better now.

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Good.


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"or is anyone else getting tired of seeing stimulus payment questions?"

I have the reply as a single-click macro. I wish Intuit counted how many times I used it.

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Level 15

Perhaps it would help to review what is really happening:

The funds were paid out as Advanced payment against a projection. The projection used 2018 or 2019 tax returns. But 2020 is the Actuals. You use the 2020 return to reconcile what a person is entitled to, against what they got.

If the person is not a dependent in 2020, then they would be entitled to the payment/credit as individual filers. That doesn't mean "not being claimed." It means "no longer qualifies as a dependent."

You might want to bookmark these links and read the IRS guidance.

Interactive wizards portal for determining dependency:

https://www.irs.gov/help/ita

And:

https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/economic-impact-payment-information-center-topic-a-eip-eligibility

https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/second-eip-faqs#Eligibility

One for each EIP.

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