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athurman25
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If a qualifying widower is the same as filing as married filing jointly why are the income limits that dictate eligibility for the stimulus package not the same?

 
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DoninGA
Level 15

If a qualifying widower is the same as filing as married filing jointly why are the income limits that dictate eligibility for the stimulus package not the same?

A Qualifying Widow(er) has the same Standard Deduction as Married Filing Jointly.

 

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

fanfare
Level 15

If a qualifying widower is the same as filing as married filing jointly why are the income limits that dictate eligibility for the stimulus package not the same?

Thanks for the question.

I'm still wondering if Qualifying Widow(er) will get $2,400 or $1,200. It's never mentioned.

DoninGA
Level 15

If a qualifying widower is the same as filing as married filing jointly why are the income limits that dictate eligibility for the stimulus package not the same?

My Assumption only - Since the payment is per person I assume it would only be $1,200 for a Qualifying Widow(er) plus the $500 for each child dependent under 17.

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