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Can I claim stimulus payments while living in Saudi Arabia?

Yes, even if you resided in Saudi Arabia during the pandemic, you might still be eligible to claim US stimulus payments.

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How much can I receive from the stimulus payments?

Here are the amounts for each round of stimulus payments:

  • First Round: $1,200 per adult
  • Second Round: $600 per adult
  • Third Round: $1,400 per adult and dependent

How do I claim the first two rounds?

To claim the first two rounds, you need to file your 2020 tax return by May 17, 2024. The total amount you’ll receive is $1,800 per adult for the first two rounds.

Can I claim for my dependents?

Yes, you can claim for your dependents if they have Social Security Numbers (SSNs) issued before the 2020 tax return deadline. The payments for dependents are:

  • First Round: $500 per dependent
  • Second Round: $600 per dependent

How do I claim the third stimulus payment?

To claim the third stimulus payment, you need to file your 2021 tax return by April 15, 2025. The payment is $1,400 for each adult and dependent.

Who is eligible for the stimulus payments?

Eligibility for the stimulus payments is based on your Adjusted Gross Income (AGI):

  • AGI Limit: Payments are reduced if your AGI exceeds $75,000.
  • Foreign-Earned Income Exclusion: Utilizing this exclusion can lower your AGI, potentially making you eligible for the full amount.

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