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Self-supporting college students may qualify for an Economic Impact Payment – IRS

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Any eligible self-supporting college student who doesn’t need to file a tax return should register using the Non-Filers tool by 3:00 p.m. ET November 21 to receive an Economic Impact Payment before the end of this year.

Generally, a self-supporting student who registers will receive a $1,200 payment if they are single or $2,400 if married and file a joint return and the student or their spouse cannot be claimed as a dependent. If they have dependent children, they may also get an additional $500 for each qualifying child.

Only self-supporting students who are not required to file a tax return should use the Non-Filers tool. Dependent students do not qualify. This means any student who is claimed as a dependent by their parents or someone else cannot get a payment.

Recent college graduates may not have received an Economic Impact Payment because they were claimed as a dependent by their parents or someone else. If their situation changes, these graduates may be eligible for the Recovery Rebate Credit when they file their 2020 tax return in 2021.

People who don’t normally file a tax return may be able to register for an Economic Impact Payment quickly using the Non-Filers tool on IRS.gov.

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