Congress is working on the next round of payments, and they could arrive in March.

This is when you can do a little bit of work. There aren't any tricks and you don't have to lie to get a higher check, you just need to make sure the government has the latest news on your life. You need to make sure all your information is up to date and can earn you the most money.

 

Kiplinger says the money amounts the government will use under the current bill before Congress is this. If you make the least amount of money you are going to see a check for $1,400 if filing individually. Then there's $2,800 for married couples and another $1,400 for each dependent child. To be eligible, you have to be a single adult making less than $75,000. If you are a head-of-household filer, with an income of up to $112,500 or married couple you cannot make more than $150,000 combined.

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So, how do you make sure you will see the biggest check that you are entitled to? Look at what information the government has. Did you just get married since your last tax filing? Did you have children? Did you gain someone in your household that you can claim as a dependant? These things will change your outcome.

Something else, many people had their income lower or lost their job. This is something the government needs to know. You may want to file your 2020 taxes right away so the IRS will have all that information on you.  Otherwise, the IRS will use 2019 tax information on you.

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