Canadian citizen, US tax resident. Will I get the stimulus check?

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cahe4ka
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Canadian citizen, US tax resident. Will I get the stimulus check?

Post by cahe4ka » Mon Aug 31, 2020 1:03 pm

I have been on a TN in the US mostly as a self-employed person in the last few years.
I have an SSN, my wife does not, although, she has an ITIN.
Our total income reported to IRS (married filing jointly, my spouse did not work) has been between $100K and 130K.
Will I get a stimulus check from IRS?
Thank you.

cahe4ka
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Re: Canadian citizen, US tax resident. Will I get the stimulus check?

Post by cahe4ka » Mon Aug 31, 2020 1:23 pm

In other words are we even eligible because my wife does not have an SSN, she has an ITIN.
When I am checking the IRS website it says:

"We are unable to provide the status of your payment right now because:
We don't have enough information yet (we're working on this), or
You're not eligible for a payment."

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Re: Canadian citizen, US tax resident. Will I get the stimulus check?

Post by nelsona » Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:25 pm

Did you file a Full year 1040 in 2019. If you did, you would have received stimulus months ago.
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cahe4ka
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Re: Canadian citizen, US tax resident. Will I get the stimulus check?

Post by cahe4ka » Tue Sep 01, 2020 3:35 pm

I filed both full 2018 and 2019 years.
I sent my tax return application on July 15th and got the refund only a couple of weeks ago, though.

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Re: Canadian citizen, US tax resident. Will I get the stimulus check?

Post by ND » Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:18 pm

Your wife's ITIN disqualifies you both from stimulus. To claim the credit on your 2020 1040 next year, you would need to file separately

cahe4ka
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Re: Canadian citizen, US tax resident. Will I get the stimulus check?

Post by cahe4ka » Thu Sep 03, 2020 6:50 pm

Thank you!
That explains it.

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