With just over a week to go before the August 7 deadline set by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to reach an agreement, Republican and Democratic negotiators have not yet bridged a $ 2 trillion gap to reach an agreement on. A thing like the Republican-backed $ 1 trillion HEALS Act and the $ 3 trillion $ Heroes Act backed by Democrats is the plan to send to eligible individuals and families.
For many Americans, the most important questions are when the IRS will be able toand perhaps urgently who would qualify for the new payment.
republicanthe proposal largely adheres to the guidelines of the program , with $ 1,200 going out to individuals and $ 500 to addicts. While the Republican proposal makes some adjustments to who would be eligible for a payment, we do not know how the GOP package can be changed before it eventually becomes law. The Heroes Act, passed by the Democratic House, also sets $ 1,200 in payments – but for many more people.
Here’s what we know now about who would qualify for a second incentive check based on annual taxable income, citizenship, age, marital status and the number of alleged persons. Check back regularly for updates.
Who would get a second stimulus check under the HEALS Act?
The Senate Republican HEALS Act would follow the payment guidelines set out in the CARES Act, with a new adaptation for addiction.
“[The bill] includes only a few people who were inadvertently left out of the last one. For the most part, addicts, college and adults, are someone else’s addicts, Senator Chuck Grassley said on Monday.
Here’s who would qualify for a HEALS Act payment:
- An individual living in the United States with an adjusted gross income of less than $ 99,000.
- Head of a household that earns under $ 146,500.
- Couples file together without children and earn less than $ 198,000.
- One depending on any age.
In the CARES Act, the break was to get a $ 500 addiction check at age 16 and younger and students under 24 could not get a check. The Senate proposal would exclude those in prison who had recently died from qualifying for a check. The bill would also prohibit creditors and banks from using the payment to pay off debts.
Who would qualify for a second stimulus check according to the Democrats’ plan?
The largest eligible parameters so far come from the Hero Act, which was proposed by the House of Representatives on 15 May. Although strongly opposed by Senate Republicans and President Donald Trump, we can look to this bill to help frame the conversation about the upper limits of who can qualify for a broad proposal:
- Individuals who earned less than $ 99,000 according to the adjusted gross income from their taxes for 2018 or 2019 (depending on what was last filed).
- Students, family members over 17, disabled relatives and taxpayers’ parents.
- Families of up to five people.
- SSDI recipients.
- People who are not U.S. citizens and file tax returns, pay taxes, and otherwise follow federal tax laws using an individual taxpayer’s identification number instead of a social security number.
Who did not get a first stimulus check with the CARES Act?
These groups did not meet the requirements for the first payment:
- Individual taxpayers with an adjusted gross income over $ 99,000.
- Managers for households with an AGI over $ 136,500.
- Married couple with an AGI over $ 198,000.
- Children over 16 and students under 24.
- Non-resident aliens as defined by the US Government.
When do we know the eligibility requirements?
While the two sides are now discussing the details of the new stimulus package, they are far apart. To give negotiators more time to reach an agreement, McConnell could postpone the start of the upcoming Senate recess, as he has done in the past. After the parties have reached an agreement, the stimulus proposal does not enter into force until the president signs it into law.
And even if we do not know for sure until the two sides agree on the next stimulus package, we have a good idea.
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