Use the calculator to estimate your new December 2020 COVID-19 stimulus payment from the federal government, part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, which follows up on the CARES Act in addressing the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic among other federal budget items.

The bill was signed into law on December 27, 2020, and payments are likely to start going out in early January 2021.

This federal stimulus payment in addition to any unemployment benefits paid by your state if you lost your job.

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Instructions and details are included below the calculator. The calculator will auto-update as you enter information.

The calculator is for informational purposes only, is not endorsed by any government agency, and cannot guarantee eligibility or payment amounts.

Most single/unmarried Americans will receive $600 if they make $75,000 or less per year. Most married Americans who file their taxes jointly will receive $1,200 if they make $150,000 or less combined per year. Payments are also increased by an additional $600 for each dependent child who is age 16 or younger.

Payments are reduced by $5 for every $100 of income above the income limit, which means some Americans will receive reduced payments or no payment at all.

New December 2020 COVID-19 Stimulus Payment Calculator: Instructions and Explanations

What was your filing status for your 2019 taxes?

Your federal income tax return filing status affects your payment amount, including the income limit before your payment is reduced and phased-out.

Did someone else claim you as a dependent for 2019?

You cannot receive a payment if someone else claimed you as a dependent or will claim you as a dependent.

What was your adjusted gross income in 2019?

Your adjusted gross income (AGI) affects your payment amount by phasing out payments for higher-earning Americans.

Your AGI can be found on Line 8b of your 2019 federal income tax return.

The income limit for single and married-filing-separately filers is $75,000. The income limit for head of household filers and widows/widowers is $112,500. The income limit for married-filing-jointly filers is $150,000. Stimulus payments are phased out once your AGI exceeds in the income limit.

How many children did you claim as dependents in 2019/2018?

You receive an additional $600 for each dependent child who is 16 years of age or younger, as indicated on your federal income tax return. Your children must also have valid Social Security Numbers (SSNs).

COVID-19 Stimulus Payment Calculator: Results

Eligibility Status for One-Time Stimulus Payment

The calculator indicates whether or not you appear to eligible for a one-time COVID-19 stimulus payment. Even if you are ineligible, you may still receive a tax credit on your 2020 federal income tax return if you qualify based on your 2020 income and status.

Estimated One-Time Stimulus Payment

The calculator returns your estimated one-time COVID-19 stimulus payment amount. The amount you receive is not taxable as income.

Most single/unmarried Americans will receive $600 if they make $75,000 or less per year. Most married Americans who file their taxes jointly will receive $1,200 if they make $150,000 or less per year. Payments are also increased by an additional $600 for each dependent child who is age 16 or younger.

Payments are reduced by $5 for every $100 of income above the income limit, which means some Americans will receive reduced payments or no payment at all.

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