You will receive a stimulus check if you submitted a 2019 tax return as an independent and meet the income requirements. If you are an independent and you were not required to file your tax return for 2019 or 2018 because your gross income was under $12,200 ($24,400 for married couples), you qualify for the stimulus check. For non-filers, you can submit your payment information to the IRS using this link:
You will not receive a stimulus check if you were claimed as a dependent on a family member’s tax return in 2019. You will not receive a stimulus check if you are a nonresident alien, such as an international student or an undocumented immigrant, even if you filed a tax return.
If you or your family member has not yet filed their 2019 tax return, receipt of a stimulus payment will depend upon the 2018 tax return. If you or your family member has not filed a tax return in either 2019 or 2018, then you should file your tax return ASAP in order to receive a stimulus payment. Follow the chart below to see if you qualify.
Note: Lawmakers are attempting to rework the bill to allow payments to dependents that are 17 years or older; thus, college students who are dependents can then receive the benefit.