Realistically, I am not eligible for the $1200 stimulus check, but given the rush that the bill was passed in, I would not be surprised that due to an oversight, I may actually receive one. I am trying to find out if my specific situation is addressed. Also trying to see if i should file 2019 taxes or not.
Here is my 2018 scenario:
Foreign earned income: $100k (excluded from the AGI above)
This would make my MAGI somewhere in the neighborhood of $160k.
2019 had only US income, with AGI north of $150k. I don’t have the final numbers.
My question is, is the $75,000 limit based on AGI, as every single news source has referenced it, or MAGI? The IRS portal says that my payment status is unavailable. No direct deposit of $1200 has appeared in my checking account.
Should I hold off on filing my 2019 taxes? I am due a small refund, which I would prefer to receive sooner rather than later.