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$87,000 - That’s the income cutoff for receiving a stimulus check in the latest COVID-19 federal rescue package.

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That’s the income cutoff for receiving a stimulus check in the latest COVID-19 federal rescue package.

While adults with $75,000 or less in modified adjusted gross income in 2019 will receive the full $600 stimulus payment promised by the $900 billion economic relief package approved Monday, the check decreases by $5 for every $100 of income above those thresholds. That means those who earned $87,000 or more in 2019 will not get a check. (Because the checks in the spring were capped at $1,200, the 2019 income threshold back then was $99,000.)

Similarly, married couples and heads of household have lower cutoffs with the new round of checks too:

  • The phaseout for married couples filing jointly begins with income above $150,000 and ends at $174,000
  • The phaseout for heads of household begins at anything higher than $112,500 and ends at $124,500.

The stimulus checks will include up to $600 for each qualifying child as well. These payments also phase out along the same track, according to multiple certified public accountants who reviewed the bill.