So I was claimed by my mom in 2018. She has yet to file this year & she already received her stimulus based off 2018 taxes.
I filed independently this year on 4/15, my refund was approved and I received my tax refund- I have not received my stimulus. I’ve looked up the status of the stimulus a few times and keep getting “Payment Status Not Available”. I've seen that most people that have filed in April (like me) have already received their stimulus.
My question is; since my mom (who claimed me in 2018) has not filed independently for 2019 yet, is this affecting MY ability to be eligible to receive the $1,200 stimulus payment?
The IRS should be using your 2019 tax return to determine whether or not you are eligible for the stimulus payment. It should not matter that your mother has not filed yet.
It can take the IRS several weeks to post the results of your tax return to the stimulus payment portal, so they just may not have posted it yet.
If you don't get the payment this year, you can claim it on your 2020 tax return when you file in early 2021. The payment is actually an advance on a 2020 credit.
You can continue to track the status at this portal: Get My Payment
See these Q&As for more info: Get My Payment Frequently Asked Questions | Internal Revenue Service
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