The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) have released state-by-state figures for Economic Impact Payments (EIPs).
The ten states receiving the greatest number of payments to date are:
The ten states receiving the least number of payments to date are:
You can see the entire list on the IRS website.
According to the IRS figures, nearly 88 million individuals have received stimulus payments worth almost $158 billion in the program’s first three weeks (as of April 17). That number is more than half of the 150 million payments expected to be distributed.
More payments are continuing to be delivered each week. Direct deposit checks have been making their way to accounts for a couple of weeks, and paper checks were mailed out this week.
“The IRS, Treasury and partner agencies are working non-stop to get these payments out in record time to Americans who need them,” said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig. “Tens of millions of people across the country are receiving these payments, and millions more are on the way. We encourage people to visit IRS.gov for the latest information, FAQs and updates on the payments.”
You should be eligible for a payment if you:
- Are a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or qualifying resident alien;
- Cannot be claimed as a dependent on someone else’s return;
- Have a Social Security number (SSN) that is valid for employment (valid SSN); and
- Have adjusted gross income (AGI) below an amount based on your filing status and the number of your qualifying children. Checks begin to phaseout for those earning more than $75,000 ($150,000 for joint returns and $112,500 for heads of household) and are subject to phaseouts.
You are not eligible for a payment if you:
- Can be claimed as a dependent on someone else’s return;
- Do not have a valid Social Security number (a taxpayer with an individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN) does not qualify);
- Are a nonresident alien;
- Filed Form 1040-NR or Form 1040NR-EZ, Form 1040-PR or Form 1040-SS for 2019; or
- Have adjusted gross income (AGI) above the amount based on your filing status and the number of your qualifying children.
Payments are automatic for people who filed a tax return in 2018 or 2019, receive Social Security retirement, survivor or disability benefits (SSDI), Railroad Retirement benefits, as well as Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and Veterans Affairs beneficiaries who didn’t file a tax return in the last two years.
If you have additional questions, you can visit the Taxpayer Advocate Service Coronavirus (COVID-19) Tax Updates webpage.