IRS urges eligible Americans to claim New Year’s “surprise” stimulus check

The IRS urges eligible Americans to claim the surprise New Year’s stimulus check ASAP. The value of the check is $1,400. The IRS sa...

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  • The IRS urges eligible Americans to claim the surprise New Year’s stimulus check ASAP.
  • The value of the check is $1,400.
  • The IRS said that the deadline to claim the “surprise” payment is approaching.

The US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) advised eligible Americans to claim their $1,400 New Year’s “surprise” stimulus check ASAP as the deadline approaches.

But what is this surprise New Year’s check all about? This payment of up to $1,400 is an additional check better known as “plus-up.” It is for eligible Americans who did not receive their full amount of the stimulus earlier this year.

What is the deadline to claim the surprise New Year’s check?

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The deadline to claim the plus-up payments is December 31, leaving just two weeks for individuals to inform the IRS that they are eligible to receive this cash, The Sun reported.

A family may claim an additional payment if the IRS relied on their 2019 tax return to determine if they were eligible for the third round of stimulus checks issued in the spring of 2021.

Who is eligible for these payments?

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However, if something changed on your 2020 tax return, meaning you earned less money or added a dependent to your return, you may be eligible to receive this surprise New Year’s check.

For example, a married couple filing their taxes jointly and who earned above the maximum for the third stimulus check in 2019 ($160,000 per year) but whose income decreased to $150,000 in 2020 may be eligible.

When will you receive your money?

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You must hurry if you do not want to lose your money. The IRS has set the deadline for claiming additional checks on December 31, and tax returns generally take about two weeks to process.

Additionally, the IRS said it will continue to send these additional payments to eligible taxpayers every week until the December 31, 2021, deadline. You can use the IRS Get My Payment tool to check the status of your check.

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