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jmartz773
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I filed married/joint, will the stimulus check go to my direct deposit for me and my wife together ($2,400) as one like our taxes or will it be separate? (1,200) each

 
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Bsch4477
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I filed married/joint, will the stimulus check go to my direct deposit for me and my wife together ($2,400) as one like our taxes or will it be separate? (1,200) each

Likely be one check but I have not seen anything authoritative on this. 

jmartz773
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I filed married/joint, will the stimulus check go to my direct deposit for me and my wife together ($2,400) as one like our taxes or will it be separate? (1,200) each

So will it be $2400 being direct deposited (for me and my wife), or just $1200, trying to figure out if they will be adding my wife to it... or if it will be just myself

DoninGA
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I filed married/joint, will the stimulus check go to my direct deposit for me and my wife together ($2,400) as one like our taxes or will it be separate? (1,200) each


@jmartz773 wrote:

So will it be $2400 being direct deposited (for me and my wife), or just $1200, trying to figure out if they will be adding my wife to it... or if it will be just myself


See this IRS website for stimulus payment information - https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/economic-impact-payment-information-center

 

U.S. residents will receive the Economic Impact Payment of $1,200 for individual or head of household filers, and $2,400 for married filing jointly if they are not a dependent of another taxpayer and have a work eligible Social Security number with adjusted gross income up to:

  • $75,000 for individuals
  • $112,500 for head of household filers and
  • $150,000 for married couples filing joint returns
Bsch4477
Level 15

I filed married/joint, will the stimulus check go to my direct deposit for me and my wife together ($2,400) as one like our taxes or will it be separate? (1,200) each

The check will have both names on it if it’s handled the way refund checks are. For direct deposit it can be deposited in a joint or separate account. 

JCalloway71
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I filed married/joint, will the stimulus check go to my direct deposit for me and my wife together ($2,400) as one like our taxes or will it be separate? (1,200) each

My husband and I filed jointly this year but had a federal refund deposit into separate accounts but the stimulus refund went into just his account. I think they take the first account listed on the tax return for the stimulus check  If you filed jointly. It would have been nice for them to separate it though!

BillM223
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I filed married/joint, will the stimulus check go to my direct deposit for me and my wife together ($2,400) as one like our taxes or will it be separate? (1,200) each

@JCalloway71

 

You are correct. I am sure that with the speed at which all this came together, the IRS needed to take the simplest way to get money to the taxpayers.

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Bella15190
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I filed married/joint, will the stimulus check go to my direct deposit for me and my wife together ($2,400) as one like our taxes or will it be separate? (1,200) each

Couple filed 2018 return jointly as married.  Will stimulus check be made jointly in the amount of 2,400.00

DoninGA
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I filed married/joint, will the stimulus check go to my direct deposit for me and my wife together ($2,400) as one like our taxes or will it be separate? (1,200) each


@Bella15190 wrote:

Couple filed 2018 return jointly as married.  Will stimulus check be made jointly in the amount of 2,400.00


The stimulus payment will be paid jointly in one amount of $2,400

MinhT1
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I filed married/joint, will the stimulus check go to my direct deposit for me and my wife together ($2,400) as one like our taxes or will it be separate? (1,200) each

@Bella15190

 

If you have not yet filed your 2019 return, the IRS will use your 2018 tax return to calculate your stimulus payment and you will receive one stimulus payment for $2,400 (if your joint income is less than $150,000).

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