Is F1 or an international student eligible for stimulus checks

Is F1 or an international student eligible for stimulus checks

Yes based on certain condition.

F1 Student or International student having valid SSN, Who filed tax and most people already got their stimulus checks/fund of $1200 in their account today (April 15,2020). If you are an international student / F1 visa holder /Opt/ Opt extension check your bank account today if you didn’t get it you can check your status here

You check your stimulus status at :  https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/get-my-payment

Stimulus Check Direct Deposit

Who is eligible for stimulus checks

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

Taxpayers will receive a reduced payment if their AGI is between:

  • $75,000 and $99,000 if their filing status was single or married filing separately
  • 112,500 and $136,500 for head of household
  • $150,000 and $198,000 if their filing status was married filing jointly

The amount of the reduced payment will be based upon the taxpayers specific adjusted gross income.

Eligible retirees and recipients of Social Security, Railroad Retirement, disability or veterans’ benefits as well as taxpayers who do not make enough money to normally have to file a tax return will receive a payment. This also includes those who have no income, as well as those whose income comes entirely from certain benefit programs, such as Supplemental Security Income benefits.

Retirees who receive either Social Security retirement or Railroad Retirement benefits will also receive payments automatically.

See Also

To know more if you are eligible or not check out https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/economic-impact-payment-information-center

Is stimulus check be considered as a public charage?

No

This is not a legal advice. It’s just knowledge sharing

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Milica Maras
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Milica Maras

Are International Students with F1 visa in US, eligible for stimulus check? If not, what to do if we have received one?

Phuc Thien Minh Tran
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Phuc Thien Minh Tran

return it, I just got an email from DSO of School told me to return it

Thiago
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Thiago

I am an international student under OPT and I am considered a US resident for tax purposes. I did not receive the stimulus check yet and the IRS website says they cannot determine my eligibility for payment at this time.

Sravya
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Sravya

I am f-1 visa holder and i filed taxes using turbotax. Turns out that non-residents shouldn’t file 1040. Because of this i also received a stimulus check. Can you please let me know how to return this?

Gokul Shanth
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Gokul Shanth

I’m stuck with the exact same problem

dfg
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dfg

some F-1 visa holders can be considered in resident status FOR TAX PURPOSE ONLY. Look at example #1.

https://www.irs.gov/individuals/international-taxpayers/alien-residency-examples

Also I believe you can use 1040 to file once you are in resident status.
‘U.S. resident aliens can use the same filing statuses available to U.S. citizens. You can claim the same deductions allowed to U.S. citizens if you are a resident alien for the entire tax year. You should refer to the Form 1040 and its instructions for more information on how to claim your allowable deductions.’

https://www.irs.gov/individuals/international-taxpayers/taxation-of-resident-aliens

KAJF
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KAJF

some F-1 visa holders can be considered in resident status FOR TAX PURPOSE ONLY. Look at example #1.

https://www.irs.gov/individuals/international-taxpayers/alien-residency-examples

Also I believe you can use 1040 to file once you are in resident status.
‘U.S. resident aliens can use the same filing statuses available to U.S. citizens. You can claim the same deductions allowed to U.S. citizens if you are a resident alien for the entire tax year. You should refer to the Form 1040 and its instructions for more information on how to claim your allowable deductions.’

https://www.irs.gov/individuals/international-taxpayers/taxation-of-resident-aliens

Gonzalo Coronel
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Gonzalo Coronel

This is not true. All individuals who filled 1040’s are not eligible. It’s on the IRS website 🙁

Kevin Timlin
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Kevin Timlin

I do not agree with this article. According to the IRS website (https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/get-my-payment-frequently-asked-questions), under the “Who Is Ineligible?” category, it clearly states non-residents are ineligible for the stimulus check. People in the U.S. whose status is dependent upon a visa are non-residents. There is still some question about whether non-residents who are able to file as residents for tax purposes are eligible, but I would doubt it.

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