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Old 29th July 2020, 05:31 AM
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I too filed a joint tax return, and my Filipino wife has an TIN no. which is required if you file jointly. So, what you are saying is I do not qualify. I was under the impression that all Americans would receive the stimulus, those that meet the financial requirements that is, and as far as I know I meet those requirements. Not arguing with you, you just gave me a piece of information that apparently my accounting firm did not know. No surprise there for me.

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When I asked my CPA about it shortly after the stimulus announcement, he knew nothing about it too. It took a while for that detail to come out and their are a lot of pissed of people who live in the U.S. and did not get it due to this ITIN issue.

It doesn't look like this petition got far but it is rumored the 2nd stimulus payment they are working on will include the ITIN people.

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/pet...e6LqpBffRw-zh8
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Yes, I did finally receive my $1,200 Stimulus Payment. President Donald Trump signed the CARES Act on the 26th of March, 2020 and I did not receive my amount until the 1st of July...more than a 3 month delay!!!

I would have thought the US Government would have made it a priority to send the payments to those of us who are retired and on Social Security...but that did not happen!

If you are residing here in the Philippine and receive Social Security or VA Benefits, we were one of the last groups to be sent a check but the good news is you "DO NOT" have to do anything...the check will arrive the same way you receive your regular monthly payments for SSA or VA...you just need to wait for its arrival.

"IF" you are not on Social Security or VA Benefits, I am not sure what you need to do to get the IRS to recognize your status...

GOOD LUCK Idwand...Also, it looks very positive for a second round of checks as all three...the President, the House and the Senate have ALL agreed to additional stimulus checks being sent out but negotiations are currently ongoing as to how much and when...
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If your wife has an SSN, you should get the $1200. If she has an ITIN instead of an SSN, then you're not eligible for the $1200 from the original CARES act.

I'm in the same boat. My wife doesnt have an SSN so no money for me or for the kiddos either.
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I am not due one since I file married and my spouse has an ITIN versus a SSAN.

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I would think You are at least due the 1200 for you unless over some income limit, since each SSN in household qualifies for something (kids at something like $600). Since my spouse is here/green card holder with SSN, we ended up getting the $2400 for us and the allowance for the kiddo as well. Seems weird you'd get nothing regardless of filing status.
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Need some info on the 1200.00 dollar stimulus we were suppose to get. Have any of you on this forum gotten the stimulus?
I have not received mine, as far as I know I qualify, but every time i go to the website to inquire of my stimulus, the website will not recognize my Philippine address. I tried imputing it a dozen different ways, no luck at all.
Tried calling my accountant firm but they are no help at all, big surprise there.
Tried calling IRS but they always refer me to there website, go figure!
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Yes we received ours, But I had to go on site and register a bank account as I've not seen a refund in a long time; so, they had no bank info from say 10 yrs ago. It was painless and easy Once they set that option up on site for everyone; at first it was only for those who'd not been required to file, but they expanded it after first few weeks to allow anyone to enter account #. If you haven't received a refund in a while, then need to do that, And always remember, it's the Government....not known for being efficient or user friendly in many cases. Once we provided account #, we had direct deposit of stimulus in about 2 weeks. good luck!
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That was one of the criticisms of the original CARES Act. If there is ONE person in the household with an ITIN, then the whole family gets nothing.
So yeah, I lost out on a couple of thousand dollars since my kids and I are US citizens with SSNs but since my wife only had an ITIN, we got nothing.

The next CARES act is supposed to fix that but i'm not holding my breath.
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That was one of the criticisms of the original CARES Act. If there is ONE person in the household with an ITIN, then the whole family gets nothing.
So yeah, I lost out on a couple of thousand dollars since my kids and I are US citizens with SSNs but since my wife only had an ITIN, we got nothing.

The next CARES act is supposed to fix that but i'm not holding my breath.
Ahhhh,Ok, did not know that until read through rest of the threat. Yeah THAT right there is a solid screw job by the Government, which seems messes up more things than they ever fix. On a side note, one financial wizard, Peter Schiff, who made a killing 2008/09 shorting the market and has moved to Puerto Rico where American Expats are EXEMPT from paying Fed Inc tax (just can't vote either), says the dollar is going to crash Big Time in 5 yrs or less because of what we are doing now with these 0 interest rates and printing/giving away money. He still manages a large financial services company and advising all of his money clients to move investments off shore and avoid the dollar; Predicts gold will hit at least $10K per oz and maybe high as $20K....If so, well fellas, we are all screwed. We shall see!

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Well, I know my daughter had to go to a website for the government and fill out some info and add her bank account. I have no ideal what site that was at. then she had her stimulus money in about 3 weeks deposited into her account. I didn't do that and they mailed my check to the address on my tax return. It took about 6 weeks to get mine.

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The official website where you can go and add your Direct Deposit or other bank account information is: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/get-my-payment , it's a little more complicated to change your address by sending a notarized letter directly to the US Treasury Department, (I just did my address change last year and it was a hassle at best)!

If anyone has had difficulty getting their first stimulus payment, (official name-economic impact payment), and you are relatively sure that you qualify, you should get busy now and update either your address or your banking information, (or both), before the second stimulus payment is approved and sent out...you may actually receive your second payment before you get your first one!

But the bright side is, "IF" you did not get your first payment and you "ARE" qualified, you will get it...it just may take a while to get all of this mess sorted out. I am not defending the slow actions of the government or the IRS but this is kind of an unprecedented situation that has never happened before in such a grand scale and they are trying to get it right but seem to have fallen short...hopefully they will do better the second time around!

Think about it...can any of us remember when the last time was that the entire World economy was completely shut down in a matter of a few weeks?...ah...never!

I understand that: "everyone could certainly use the extra cash now, rather than later" and I also understand the feeling of: "everyone else has gotten theirs...where's mine", (been there, done that), but the bottom line is, the IRS is fixing all of the missed payments and I feel confident that everyone WILL get their check but when dealing with several hundreds of millions of American citizens...it takes a while to fix the mess...

ALSO, the IRS has a specific telephone line for fixing these missed economic impact payments, (00-1-800-919-9835), but the problem for those of us who are residing overseas, you have time zone differences to deal with PLUS the extremely LONG waiting time while on hold waiting for an operator to answer your call...GOOD LUCK to all!
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every time i go to the website to inquire of my stimulus, the website will not recognize my Philippine address. I tried imputing it a dozen different ways, no luck at all.
Idwand...I know you said you tried putting in your address a dozen different ways...but have you tried listing your Social Security Number differently?

I had the same issue with my address but I read in an article that I was putting my Social Security Number the wrong way...the website says to in put your 9 digit Social Security Number...so I did; 9 numbers; and nothing worked and the website would not recognize me or my address...but in the article it said many people were having this same problem and we should try putting our Social Security Number in WITH the dashes between the numbers, ie: 000-00-0000...

I tried this method and finally the website accepted and recognized my request.

I hope it works for you as well...GOOD LUCK!
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I would think You are at least due the 1200 for you unless over some income limit, since each SSN in household qualifies for something (kids at something like $600). Since my spouse is here/green card holder with SSN, we ended up getting the $2400 for us and the allowance for the kiddo as well. Seems weird you'd get nothing regardless of filing status.
I agree..."ALL" Americans with a Social Security Number should be eligible for the CARES Act Economic Stimulus Payment regardless of their marital filing status and for those who are married and the spouse has an ITIN, should also be eligible! It is a shame that the politicians in charge over-looked this category or people.

Its as if they think some people are not effected by this virus...the way I see it, it does not matter who you are or what your marital status is...we are all effected by this medical crisis and each individual country "SHOULD" take care of ALL of their citizens!

The only bright side to this is that it appears that someone recognized that these ITIN people were missed the first time around and the second round of stimulus payments appears to take these people into account. We will just have to see how everything pans out in the next few days before congress takes a break again! #August7
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