With the recent passage of the COVID-19 relief bill, hardworking North Carolinians will receive another round of direct payments in response to the coronavirus pandemic. I want to make sure you have the most up-to-date information on when and how you might receive yours.
Who will receive a direct payment?
As of December 29th, the U.S. Department of Treasury started sending $600 stimulus checks to individuals, $1,200 for married couples, and $600 per child for eligible taxpaying Americans who qualify.
What is the income threshold?
Individuals who have an adjusted gross income for 2019 of up to $75,000 and married couples who filed joint returns up to $150,000 will receive the full amount of the second payment. Those above this threshold will see a reduced amount.
How can I check to see if I am receiving a direct payment?
Visit IRS.gov to check the status of your first and second payments by using the Get My Payment tool. If you don’t receive a direct deposit in early January, check your mailbox for a debit card or paper check.
What if I did not receive my first direct payment?
If you are eligible and did not receive your first direct payment, or the second direct payment by January 15, you will be able to file for the Recovery Rebate Credit when you file your 2020 taxes. The IRS recommends filing your 2020 taxes as soon as possible.
I am a Social Security recipient. Will I receive a direct payment?
If you are on Social Security retirement or disability, you do not need to do anything additional to receive your direct payment.
During these uncertain times, North Carolinians should know that my office stands ready to help anyone who needs assistance with the federal government and we will work to answer any questions you might have or do our best to point you in the right direction. God bless and please stay safe.