COVID-19 CAN’T STOP THE CENSUS COUNT
Today is Census 2020 day!
AND WE NEED YOU
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act
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Q&A on IRS Stimulus Check 

WE REALLY NEED YOU TO
DO THE CENSUS COUNT

If you live in Broward County for more than 6 months out of the year, YOU need to be counted. Doesn’t matter if you’re not a citizen, you need to be counted too!  
 
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FEDERAL AND FLORIDA RELIEF CARES ACT QUESTIONS: SUMMARY OF PROGRAMS
FOR YOU
  • LOAN GUARANTY PROGRAM 
  • SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (SBA) ECONOMIC INJURY DISASTER LOAN (EIDL) PROGRAM 
  • ENTREPRENEURIAL ASSISTANCE 
  • ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATION (EDA) 
  • DELAY OF PAYMENT AND EMPLOYEE RETENTION
  • UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE EXPANSION
  • SMALL BUSINESS LOAN PROGRAM AND TAX CREDITS
  • DIRECT PAYMENTS TO WORKING AMERICANS
  • STUDENT LOANS
  • FLORIDA DEO SHORT TIME COMPENSATION PROGRAM
  • FLORIDA SMALL BUSINESS EMERGENCY BRIDGE LOAN PROGRAM
  • FLORIDA BUSINESS DAMAGE ASSESSMENT SURVEY
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IRS Stimulus Check Q&A
New information from the IRS shines more light on what people can do to get the checks from the government as quickly as possible.

Depends on how much you make. If you made less than $75,000 in 2019, you will be eligible for the full payment of $1,200. Couples who filed jointly and made less than $150,000 will get $2,400. An individual who filed as "head of household" and earned $112,500 or less gets $1,200. For every child in the household, you will receive an additional $500. If you made more than $75,000, your payment will be reduced by $5 for every $100 of income that exceeds the limits. So if you made $80,000 in 2019, you will receive $950. The payment decreases to zero for an individual making $99,000 or more or a couple making $198,000 or more.
If you're a family of four, you’ll be eligible for a maximum of $3,400.

It will be sent out "within three weeks" to people for whom the IRS has information. You don't need to sign up or fill out a form to receive a payment if you've been working and paying taxes since 2018. The Treasury Department will also run a "public awareness campaign" with information about the program, including for people who didn’t file a tax return for 2018 or 2019.

No, this legislation only authorizes one-time payments.

You don't. There's no sign up. The payments will be automatic for people who have filed a tax return or gotten Social Security benefits recently. The IRS asks people not to call with questions, but to keep checking this website where they will post updates about the program once they are available.

If you've gotten a tax refund in the last two years by direct deposit, that's where the money will be sent. If not, the IRS can mail a check to your "last known address," and it has 15 days to notify you of the method and amount of the payment. They'll send a phone number and appropriate point of contact so you can tell them if you didn't receive it. If you’ve moved recently, it may be a good idea to notify the IRS as soon as possible. The IRS also suggests that if you haven't yet filed a tax return for 2018 or 2019, do it as soon as you can, so that the government has your up-to-date information on file.

Have you filed your taxes for 2019 already? If so, the checks will automatically be based on your 2019 return. Look for your "adjusted gross income" (Line 7 on your Form 1040 tax return in 2018, or line 8B on a 2019 return.) If you haven't filed your 2019 taxes yet, it'll be based on your 2018 return.

Yes. Even if you didn't file a tax return for 2018 or 2019 or pay taxes in those years, you will be eligible if you received a Form SSA-1099 for the year 2019. That's a form that the Social Security Administration sends each year to people who receive Social Security benefits, including retirement and disability.

Yes, although some of the details still need to be worked out. The IRS is expected to set up a system so that disabled veterans don't fall through the cracks.

If your parents claim you as a dependent on their taxes, you're ineligible. But if you've been working and filing taxes independently in recent years, you may qualify.

Not necessarily, but you'll have to wait. If you made too much to qualify in your last tax filing, you probably won't be eligible for the cash benefit immediately. But you can apply for it when you file your 2020 tax return if your income drops below below $99,000 threshold for individuals (which doubles for couples) this year. The IRS is expected to create a system to ensure help for people who fall into this category.

Yes — as long as you're living and working in the U.S. with a valid Social Security number. That includes green card holders, and it generally includes those on work visas, such as an H-1B and H-2A. But it generally excludes visitors and people who are in the U.S. illegally.

Nope.

No. The money isn’t a loan, but a credit. You are not required to pay the government back.

Not at all. There’s a special provision ensuring that people living in U.S. territories, even ones that have a different tax system, are still eligible.

As long as you have a Social Security number, you should be eligible to apply for the relief payments under the new system created by the IRS.

No, your payment won't be affected if you owe past due taxes to federal or state governments.

Yes, that's a problem . The IRS may reduce the amount you receive if you have past due child support payments that have been reported by states to the Treasury Department.
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