With the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, taxes may not be at the top of your mind. Even if they are, you may not want to travel outside your house for tax preparation help. Here’s what you need to know to file your taxes in 2020.
One eligibility requirement to get the first and second stimulus check is that you cannot be claimed as a dependent on someone else’s tax return. If you didn’t receive your stimulus checks because you were wrongly claimed as a dependent on a 2019 tax return, you can file a 2020 tax return in 2021 to get your stimulus payment(s).
By law, the first stimulus check can be reduced if someone owes child support. However, as the married spouse of someone who owes child support, you will still get your portion of the stimulus check. Unfortunately, in some cases, people did not receive their stimulus payment because the entire stimulus check went to their spouse’s child support debt.
With widespread job loss, millions are struggling to put food on the table, make rent, and pay for basic expenses. In response, Congress has passed many economic relief measures to support people through these difficult times. Here’s what you need to know to get the most out of your tax refund this year.