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nileahtorres8
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Am I eligible for a stimulus payment now but my parents claimed me in 2019 taxes and i was not eligible then for any payment am i eligible now?

Why am i eligible now for a stimulus payment and my parents claimed me as a dependent student in 2019 and i was not eligible then?
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rjs
Level 15
Level 15

Am I eligible for a stimulus payment now but my parents claimed me in 2019 taxes and i was not eligible then for any payment am i eligible now?

If you cannot be claimed as a dependent for 2020, by your parents or anyone else, then you are eligible for the recovery rebate credit on your 2020 tax return. The credit is the equivalent of the stimulus payment.


Note that what matters is whether anyone can claim you as a dependent, not whether they actually do claim you. If they could claim you, but they choose not to, you are still not eligible for the credit.

 

fanfare
Level 15

Am I eligible for a stimulus payment now but my parents claimed me in 2019 taxes and i was not eligible then for any payment am i eligible now?

Forget about 2019.

It is your 2020 tax return that controls what happens.

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