With the passage of the latest COVID-19 relief package, Americans are now eligible to receive up to $3,600 in child tax credits (CTC), $1,200 in stimulus checks, and up to $2,400 in additional stimulus payments.
Many retirees may have missed out on filing for these benefits and incentives due to various reasons. This information will provide an overview of the benefits and incentives available as well as deadlines for filing payment claims.
You could be leaving Stimulus money on the table
you still have time…
According to stimulus check update, if you filed a tax extension earlier this year or haven’t filed yet, your deadline to submit your tax return, if you’re required to file, was Oct. 17 (or Feb 15 for natural disaster victims).
Stimulus check update said that as of June 1, the IRS has started processing 2019 tax returns and will begin issuing stimulus checks to those who are eligible and have filed their taxes. The stimulus check is an advance payment of a 2020 tax credit, so if you don’t file your 2019 taxes, you won’t receive the stimulus check.
If you’re not required to file taxes, you can still file to get the stimulus check. For more information on stimulus checks and how to file your taxes, visit the IRS website or speak with a tax professional.
have until 2025…
If you’re one of the millions of taxpayers who missed the deadline to claim your stimulus check or other tax credits, don’t worry – you can still claim that money when you file your taxes in 2023. The IRS recently announced that taxpayers who missed the deadline to claim their stimulus payments or other tax credits will have until Tax Day 2025 to claim those payments.
So if you haven’t yet claimed your stimulus check or other tax credits, be sure to do so when you file your taxes in 2023. And if you have any questions about how to claim those payments, be sure to contact a qualified tax professional.
Stimulus may be stuck…
If you filed your taxes but still haven’t received your money, there could be a few reasons why. Maybe you didn’t have a bank account set up, or maybe it’s your first time filing. It could also be because you’re in a mixed status household, or because you’re homeless. Whatever the reason, there’s no need to worry.
The government is still processing payments, and you should receive your money soon. In the meantime, if you need help with anything, there are plenty of resources available. You can always call your local IRS office, or look online for more information.
claim your $1,400 stimulus check…
The stimulus package that was passed by the House that includes $1,400 stimulus checks. This is in addition to the $600 stimulus checks that were included in the December 2020 stimulus bill, for a total of $2,000 stimulus checks.
The $1,400 stimulus checks will be sent to eligible Americans who have a Social Security number and are not dependents. Eligible Americans will receive the stimulus money regardless of whether they have filed taxes or not. The stimulus checks will be sent out within two weeks of the bill being signed into law.
The deadline for claiming your child tax credit and stimulus money is approaching: Here’s what you need to know
Claiming Missing Stimulus or Child Tax Credit Money
The IRS Free File Tool had a deadline before the end of year for those who were looking to claim missing money due to stimulus payments or child tax credit payments. Those who missed this deadline should not worry since they may still be eligible for claiming their missing money when they file their taxes in 2023.
It is important to note that there are several reasons why a payment may have been missed or delayed including incorrect address, no bank account information provided for direct deposit, or income change which makes them ineligible for the payment.
How Much Is Available from CTC, SS Checks, and Stimulus Payments?
As mentioned earlier, those who qualify are entitled to receive up to $3,600 per child for Child Tax Credits (CTC). Additionally, individuals received $1,200 from the first SS check sent in April 2020; $600 from the second SS check sent in December 2020; and $1,400 from the third SS check sent in March 2021.
To summarize this information: individuals can receive a total of up to $7,200 between all of these sources if they meet certain eligibility requirements.
The Deadline Has Passed, but There’s Still Time to Get Your
This information has provided an overview of the benefits and incentives available as well as deadlines for filing payment claims related to missing stimulus money and child tax credit payments.
Those who qualify could receive up to $7,200 among all these sources if they meet certain eligibility requirements. Retirees who have missed out on filing for these benefits or incentives should take note of these deadlines so that they do not miss out again in 2023 when it is time to file their taxes!