Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
  1. Prime Day Deals
    07:58 Deals

    Amazon has 10 new early Prime Day deals you need to see to believe

  2. Best Prime Day TV Deals
    16:38 Deals

    Best Prime Day TV deals: Samsung, LG, Vizio, and more

  3. Amazon Deals
    07:57 Deals

    10 deals you don’t want to miss on Sunday: Rare Nest Thermostat deal, $6 Kasa smart plugs, Instant Pot accessories, more

  4. Best Prime Day Phone Deals
    18:12 Deals

    Best Prime Day phone deals: Apple iPhone, Samsung Galaxy and more

  5. Bluetooth Headphones Amazon
    16:07 Deals

    Early Prime Day deals: 5 popular headphones at Amazon for $29 or less




Forget a 4th stimulus check – here’s how to get $3,600 in ‘plus-up’ stimulus payments

April 27th, 2021 at 1:46 PM
New stimulus check

We’ve said it before, that the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief law that was packed with stimulus-related relief benefits for Americans and which President Biden signed into law early in March is going to have ramifications that continue to be felt for easily the rest of 2021. That’s on account of not just the one-time, $1,400 stimulus payments made possible by the legislation, but also this $8,000 tax credit for working families that we told you about yesterday, as well as an expanded federal child tax credit that could give families as much as $3,600 in new stimulus checks for each eligible child. And, again, a lot of this will all unfold and be paid out over the balance of 2021, meaning the Biden stimulus bill is very much not a one-and-done thing.

Today's Top Deal Amazon shoppers are obsessed with TP-Link's Kasa smart plugs — get them for just $6.07 each! List Price:$26.99 Price:$24.29 You Save:$2.70 (10%) Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission Buy Now Available from Amazon BGR may receive a commission

And as if all that wasn’t enough, there’s still something else to be aware of — yet another benefit that Biden’s $1.9 trillion legislation made possible. They’re called “plus-up” payments, and here’s everything you need to know about them.

What are they?

A few weeks ago, the IRS started sending out these so-called “plus-up” payments to a few million taxpayers, to start with. Basically, these include “the first of ongoing supplemental payments for people who earlier in March received payments based on their 2019 tax returns but are eligible for a new or larger payment based on their recently processed 2020 tax returns.” The plus-up payments could also include a situation where a person’s income slipped in 2020 compared to 2019, or a person had a new child or dependent listed on their 2020 tax return, among other situations.

These payments will continue to be sent out on a weekly basis going forward.

Additional details

These disbursements also include stimulus payments for people for whom the IRS did not have sufficient information before that the agency could use to issue them a payment — even though those recipients had recently filed a tax return and did qualify for a stimulus check. Payments to all of the recipients are going to continue on a weekly basis going forward, according to the IRS, as the tax agency processes tax returns for 2019 as well as for 2020 (remember, the deadline for filing the latter has been extended one month, to May 17).

No need for individuals to take any steps

“Plus-up” payment recipients don’t need to take any proactive steps themselves in order to receive their payment under this new round of stimulus check disbursements. However, you can check the IRS’ Get My Payment tool on the tax agency’s website to see when or if your payment has been scheduled to be sent out. Also, as a reminder, that portal on the IRS website is updated once a day, so there’s no need to check it more than once a day.

Today's Top Deal Amazon has real diamond stud earrings for under $60 — and the reviews are off the charts! Price:$59.90 Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission Buy Now Available from Amazon BGR may receive a commission

Andy is a reporter in Memphis who also contributes to outlets like Fast Company and The Guardian. When he’s not writing about technology, he can be found hunched protectively over his burgeoning collection of vinyl, as well as nursing his Whovianism and bingeing on a variety of TV shows you probably don’t like.




Popular News