Although many of you may have received your latest stimulus check, but that doesn't mean that your stimulus payments are over. The 1,400 dollar checks may not be the only amount you receive as you could potentially be eligible for a 'plus-up payment'.
A plus-up payment is money that the IRS sends because the IRS calculated the amount you qualify for based on the last tax returns you sent in. This means that your latest 2020 tax return may not have been taken into consideration thus sending you a lower amount than you're eligible for.
Here are some possible reasons why part of your stimulus check is missing
- There was an error in calculating your amount and you need to claim an adjustment or wait for a plus-up payment.
- You receive SSDI or SSI benefits or veterans benefits and are waiting for your check to show up.
- You change your address or your check is stuck in the mail.
- You may have gained a new dependent after you filed your taxes. (The IRS based your third stimulus check on your 2019 taxes and you're owed money for your 2020 AGI or dependents.)
- Your payment may be taken by a private debt collector.
In many cases, if you're not paying close attention you may not realise that you're due any plus-up payments. In order for you to determine whether or not you are owed more money, you can use this calculator, to estimate how much you should be receiving and track your payment via the Get My Payment portal.
Keep in mind that the plus-up payments are delivered on a weekly basis and only cover payments that are missing for the third stimulus payment, not the first two.
Unfortunately, you won't know how much you're eligible to receive until the IRS sends you the payment or via the confirmation letter you will receive in the mail. There is no other way of knowing how much the IRS calculated for your stimulus check. This is why it is so important to use a check calculator to estimate how much you should be receiving to spot any missing payments or errors. The IRS automatically sends plus-up payments after they receive your 2020 tax return so you may not need to do anything to receive the plus-up payment.
There are plans to open up claims for stimulus money before December 31, which is the IRS' deadline to stop sending out stimulus payments. If the payments you are owed do not arrive by then, you will need to claim your missing money via a 2021 tax return in April 2022, a year from now.
Oscars 2021: Best Actress nominees, from Frances McDormand to Viola Davis
As we take a look at the strong female leads this year, we cant help but take a look at the actresses who have been overlooked in the past. As Melissa Leo breathed fire as a ferocious Mother Superior, it seemed that the two-time
Oscars 2021: Best Actress nominees
Oscar nominee was snubbed in her under the radar movie directed by first-timer Margaret Bett. All while Battle of the Sexes, a riveting performance by Emma Stone and Steve Carell, challenged gender issues that are dominating the headlines today but was still unfairly ignored by the Academy. And finally, one of the best performances by a young actress as 22-year-old Florence Pugh captivated audiences in her performance in Lady Macbeth and to no avail, but lets take a look at this years nominees and get a feel for who we think will be the winner...
Viola Davis | Ma Raineys Black Bottom
How to Get Away with Murder, Fences and now Ma Raineys Black Bottom - what cant this woman do? Having won an Academy Award, a Primetime Emmy Award and two Tony Awards, she is the first African-American to achieve the "Triple Crown of Acting". Four years ago, Davis won an Oscar for her role in "Fences", where she played another August Wilson heroine, but this victory was met with a lot of controversy as many (myself included) believed she deserved the victory for Best Actress rather than Supporting Actress. As the blues singer Ma Rainey, in George C. Wolfes film, Davis stands in nobodys shadow. Lets see what this years Oscars will bring.
Andra Day | The United States vs. Billie Holiday
The United States vs. Billie Holiday is a 2021 American biographical film about singer Billie Holiday, based on the book Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs by Johann Hari. Directed by Lee Daniels, the film stars Andra Day in the titular role, along with Trevante Rhodes, Natasha Lyonne and Garrett Hedlund. Andra Day, is no newbie when it comes to the world of music as she won a Golden Globe for her performance in Lee Daniels biopic, but that paired with actress creates a dynamic twofold thats hard to compete with.
Could a portrait of an iconic singer as a tragic, strung-out mess win a Best Actress Oscar? Lets ask last years winner, Reneé Zellweger.
Vanessa Kirby | Pieces of a Woman
Vanesa Kirby has become known through her role as the fragile young Princess Margaret in The Crown but her new role in Pieces of a Woman might leave you surprised. Kirby plays Martha, a Boston woman whose home birth results in unspeakable loss, from which Martha spends the rest of the film excavating herself. In her grief-stricken role, Kirby hits a nerve for many viewers who are either parents or have gone through a similar loss. While she is an underdog in the array of nominated talented actresses this year, but we still believe the moving performance could lead to a victory this year.
Frances McDormand | Nomadland
One of the most acclaimed actresses of her generation, she is known for her portrayals of quirky, headstrong female characters. Even though McDormand is known for her roles in small-budget independent films he has still managed to achieve the "Triple Crown of Acting" as she has won the Best Actress award twice for Fargo and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. McDormand steps into the shoes of Fern, in Nomadland, a woman that embarks on a journey through the American West after losing everything and through her role manages to make a film cast of non-actors look like they have been acting their whole lives. Will McDormand take home another Oscar this year?
Carey Mulligan | Promising Young Woman
The British actress has received numerous awards and nominations, including one British Academy Film Award, a Critics Choice Award and nominations for two Academy Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, and one Tony Award but this one was an unexpected one. In her role as Cassie, Mulligan embraces her characters trauma and tendency to put herself in danger as she embarks on a journey or revenge against men. Cassie is wickedly smart and cunning, but she is living a secret life. The film introduces Cassie a seemingly drunk in a nightclub, in serious need of rescuing from drunk ill-intended men but all of a sudden the realisation of what is about to happen to her sobers us up and she begins her master plan.
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