When will they mail my stimulus check?

The IRS will start mailing out stimulus checks starting from the lowest AGI (adjusted gross income) amount from their most-recently-processed tax return on file for you – from either 2019 or 2018.

Here is the schedule by AGI for the 1st round Stimulus checks

Less than $10,000: April 24
$10,001 – $20,000: May 1
$20,001 – $30,000: May 8
$30,001 – $40,000: May 15
$40,001 – $50,000: May 22
$50,001 – $60,000: May 29
$60,001 – $70,000: June 5
$70,001 – $80,000: June 12
$80,001 – $90,000: June 19
$90,001 – $100,000: June 26
$100,001 – $110,000: July 3
$110,001 – $120,000: July 10
$120,001 – $130,000: July 17
$130,001- $140,000: July 24
$140,001 – $150,000: July 31
$150,001 – $160,000: August 7
$160,001 – $170,000: August 14
$170,001 – $180,000: August 21
$180,001 – $190,000: August 28
$190,001 – $198,000: September 4
Remaining checks: September 11

To review, here are the AGI limits for you to qualify for the 1st round stimulus.

  • Filed Single or Married Filing Separately (MFS) –  AGI at or below $75,000 qualifies for 100% of $1,200 stimulus. Every $1 above that phases out $0.05 cents until it phases out completely at $99,000
  • Head of Household –  AGI at or below $112,500 qualifies for 100% of $1,200 stimulus. Every $1 above that phases out $0.05 cents until it phases out completely at $136,500.
  • Married Filing Jointly (MFJ) –  AGI at or below $175,000 qualifies for 100% of $1,200 stimulus per adult for $2,400 total. Every $1 above that phases out $0.05 cents until it phases out completely at $198,000.
  • Children dependents under 17 – $500 each
  • Adult dependents with disabilities and college students 17-24 claimed as dependents – $0. They left them out of the 1st stimulus unfortunately.
What if they mail it to the wrong address? I moved.
They will use the address on your tax return that they processed. If your 2019 was filed close to the date the IRS started processing the stimulus, they may use the address from 2018’s return. 
 
Form 8822 is the only option for changing your address on file with the IRS. The unfortunate thing is that it needs to be mailed in. Based on the current situation, it’s highly unlikely they will process it in time. I recommend turning on USPS forwarding mail. This may not work either, so you may need to contact the family living in your previous address. The IRS call center is currently unavailable due to the COVID-19 shutdown, so even tax preparers are unable to call in and get these types of things resolved.   
 
Can I still get it direct deposited? 
Yes, as long as your check has not been mailed out yet. You need to go to www.irs.gov and select “Get My Payment“.  There have been several errors with this website. So far, none of my clients have had success using it; however, they update it every night around midnight. I recommend trying it every day.
 
The most likely reason for the errors is that their system has not been able to fully process through the recently filed 2019 returns. You will need to enter your SSN, DOB, address, AGI amount, and a few other details. They will ask for your routing number and account number  as well. They will allow you 1 attempt per day. 
 

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