• Hey, guest user. Hope you're enjoying NeoGAF! Have you considered registering for an account? Come join us and add your take to the daily discourse.

News US government is going to send every household $1k+ in the next two weeks

raduque

Member
Mar 29, 2017
246
240
280
I'll be getting it, but my gf wont. She hasn't filed taxes in like 5 years, so I've got one ugly mess to unfuck when she finally gets all her paperwork for me.
 

Enjay

Member
Feb 18, 2009
2,048
1,283
995
Guaranteed the amount of lines appointments and hoops you'll have to go through just to see if you're qualified for this will make it not worth it.
 

raduque

Member
Mar 29, 2017
246
240
280
The IRS doesn't care. Even if you make dick/or a mistake you have to report your earnings. They are fuckers.
She reports her earnings and pays her withholdings, she just hasn't bothered to file the 1040 forms. I sincerely doubt she's underpaying as she doesn't make enough to meet the threshold for paying paying taxes, the IRS is basically just getting free money from her.
 

SLoWMoTIoN

Milk Connoisseur
Feb 2, 2018
13,903
14,245
885
She reports her earnings and pays her withholdings, she just hasn't bothered to file the 1040 forms. I sincerely doubt she's underpaying as she doesn't make enough to meet the threshold for paying paying taxes, the IRS is basically just getting free money from her.
She doesn't owe the IRS but she's owed some little money back. (I'm not sure what it was years ago but if you make less than 12k you don't have to file)
 

raduque

Member
Mar 29, 2017
246
240
280
She doesn't owe the IRS but she's owed some little money back. (I'm not sure what it was years ago but if you make less than 12k you don't have to file)
Yeah, I think it has been 10-11k since like 2015ish. She makes about 8500 a year.
 

Gashtronomy

Member
Apr 19, 2019
4,984
7,060
505
Are the people who THINK trump is literally Hitler, going to turn down this donation? Or are they going to accept this blood money, even though he has killed thousands of trans people?

Will resetera, the biggest hypocrite in the known universe, accept this money?
 

GamingKaiju

Member
Oct 24, 2014
838
841
480
I have about $600 or so taken out by the federal government per paycheck. If they did the payroll tax cut that Trump proposed, it would give me that $600 per paycheck. Seeing as I'm paid twice per month - that's an extra $1200 per month that I could have in my pocket. We're in March so if we assume the rest of the year - that's an extra $10800 in my pocket.
Dude.... Dude your name and are perfect ❤ +1000 Gaf respec points
 
  • Praise the Sun
Reactions: Shaqazooloo

Darkmakaimura

Member
Dec 12, 2008
13,327
2,903
1,430
fortune-summoners.wikia.com
My city is in a complete fucking lockdown and things are getting worse (I posted about it in the Coronavirus thread).

I'm really hoping they make exceptions on getting that relief. It's bs not to help those who didn't file taxes because they make so very little money.

This is insane.
 

Romulus

Member
Mar 21, 2019
2,915
3,169
440
How are they able to dish out that much cash? 270+ million taxpayers times a $1000?
 

TheContact

Member
Jan 22, 2016
3,329
1,239
585
I actually don’t think I’m going to get much or anything at all. My wife and I made well over 100k combined last year and this seems to cut off at 75k.
 

Mihos

Gold Member
May 10, 2009
7,307
3,187
1,215
steamcommunity.com
Do you know how long that process takes?
It takes like 5 minutes right now. All the bullshit requirements have been waived including the requirement to show your actively looking for work.

No one in my household qualifies for the Trump money. Which is fine, give it to people who really need it.
 
Last edited:
  • Like
Reactions: Darkmakaimura

infinitys_7th

Gold Member
Oct 1, 2006
8,090
12,238
1,665
Looks like the current form of the stimulus is:

*Gives $1200 to all people who had tax liabilities in 2018 and made <$75,000
*The $1200 phases out to $0 between $75,000 and $100,000
*People without tax liabilities will get at least $600, potentially more depending on circumstances
*Having kids results in $500 per kid

All in all, pretty fair. I think the phase out range is a tad low (I would move it up similar to the Roth IRA income limit range, as that defines the upper limit of the middle class imo) but initially everyone wanted just a cut-off in the $50k-$60k income range which would screw over the middle class who have debt outside of subsistence costs. Those debts (mortgages, starting business loans, savings investment into fledgling businesses, etc.) are just as crucial to keep static during this time as subsistence costs, as no one will be susbsisting if they go belly up. All levels of the middle class need to be kept in stasis.
 
Last edited:
  • Like
Reactions: Tesseract

OSC

Member
Jun 16, 2018
2,150
1,357
475
. If you dont pay taxes you either are a minor and dont need the money because school is your only priority, or you're an adult who needs to get the fuck out of the country or get a legit job and pay taxes like everyone else.
There are people who are retired and getting social security. There are waiters and people with part time job that may not make enough. There are also young people who just started working this year and might have even lost their job, obviously not filing last year.
 
Last edited:

Darkmakaimura

Member
Dec 12, 2008
13,327
2,903
1,430
fortune-summoners.wikia.com
There are people who are retired and getting social security. There are waiters and people with part time job that may not make enough. There are also young people who just started working this year and might have even lost their job, obviously not filing last year.
I don't file or pay because I make A LOT less than 5k a year.

The person I care for is disabled and elderly and lives on social security and doesn't file either.

So now neither of us will get Trump bux as a result.

Edit: my notifications said you quoted me but I guess it was deleted.
 
Last edited:
  • Triggered
Reactions: Shaqazooloo

OSC

Member
Jun 16, 2018
2,150
1,357
475
I don't file or pay because I make A LOT less than 5k a year.

The person I care for is disabled and elderly and lives on social security and doesn't file either.

So now neither of us will get Trump bux as a result.

Edit: my notifications said you quoted me but I guess it was deleted.
sorry, I was going to say that according to a poster above it seems like those without tax liabilities are getting at least 600$. But don't know source, or if true.
 

Vicetrailia

Member
Mar 12, 2019
1,607
1,005
450
Looks like the current form of the stimulus is:

*Gives $1200 to all people who had tax liabilities in 2018 and made <$75,000
*The $1200 phases out to $0 between $75,000 and $100,000
*People without tax liabilities will get at least $600, potentially more depending on circumstances
*Having kids results in $500 per kid

All in all, pretty fair. I think the phase out range is a tad low (I would move it up similar to the Roth IRA income limit range, as that defines the upper limit of the middle class imo) but initially everyone wanted just a cut-off in the $50k-$60k income range which would screw over the middle class who have debt outside of subsistence costs. Those debts (mortgages, starting business loans, savings investment into fledgling businesses, etc.) are just as crucial to keep static during this time as subsistence costs, as no one will be susbsisting if they go belly up. All levels of the middle class need to be kept in stasis.
Is that 75k household?
 

Stouffers

Member
Oct 17, 2017
1,258
2,123
470
In 2018, we made UNDER 200k, but more than 150k. We also have 3 kids. How much should I expect.