Over 80% of American adults will receive their stimulus payment without doing anything. There is also a small group of taxpayers who are not eligible for a stimulus payment. These include:
- Individuals who can be claimed as a dependent on another taxpayer’s return.
- Taxpayers with AGI over $198,000.
- Non-resident aliens.
- Social Security recipients and railroad retirees receiving benefits automatically qualify for direct stimulus payments.
- Taxpayers with income in excess of the allowed amount for their filing category will see reduced payments of $5 for each additional $100 in income (or an additional $10,000 added to the maximum phase out amount per child).