THIS is the last chance for Americans to take action and claim a check for $1,400 – or you’ll miss out.
These are the “plus-up” payments, which are part of the American Rescue Act, signed by President Joe Biden in March.
The “plus-up” payments are available to those who earned less than in 2019.
For example, if something has changed in your 2020 tax return — such as you earned less or added a survivor — you may qualify for the increase.
In addition, to qualify for the full $1,400 stimulus check, your income must not exceed $75,000, or $150,000 for couples.
If you think you qualify, you must file your 2020 tax returns today because the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has set a December 31 deadline.
After this date, the IRS will not issue “plus-up” payments.
Once the IRS has your tax return, it will evaluate it and determine whether you qualify for the payment.
Americans can check the status of their stimulus check using the IRS Get my Payment Tool.
Today is also the deadline for New Yorkers to receive a $100 debit card for getting their booster shot.
Those who received their booster shots on or after December 21 at an eligible vaccine location are eligible for payment.
You must get your third vaccine dose through a New York City-operated vaccine site or a SOMOS location partnered with the city to get the $100 reward.
In addition, a dozen states and cities sent out incentive checks and other payments before New Years.
California, for example, continues to send incentive payments as part of its Golden State Stimulus II program.
It is estimated that a total of nine million Californians will receive checks before the end of the year.
Currently, the state sends payments to zip codes 720-927 and 928-999.
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