Congressional leaders on Sunday reached a deal on a $900 billion COVID-19 economic relief package that includes $600 direct payments to Americans and $300 in enhanced unemployment for the next 10 weeks.
After this historic agreement, one of the first and most important questions that expats are asking right now is:
Do I qualify for a stimulus check if I live abroad?
Yes, expats qualify for the stimulus checks.
You qualify to receive the stimulus check even if you’re an American expat living abroad if you:
- Fall within the income threshold,
- Have a social security number,
- You file U.S. taxes even if you live overseas ( as it’s required by U.S. law)
Get Your US Stimulus Payment ASAP
Didn’t file a Tax Return?
- If you didn’t file your 2019 tax return: Contact me now to get your late tax return filed and submitted to the IRS so that you get compliant and take advantage of this second stimulus payment!
- If you didn’t file for previous years (2018 and before): You have a wonderful option to get compliant with the Streamlined Procedure package. Once you’re tax compliant, the IRS will send you your check.
- If your worldwide income was lower than the tax filing threshold: You may not need to file a tax return, but you can still receive the Stimulus check by applying as a non-filer as a US citizen abroad. You can use the IRS Non-Filer portal to file, but it is recommend you use my services because they’re set up exclusively for US expats like yourself.
Read the guide Everything you Need to Know About the New Stimulus Payment to find out everything you will be getting and what you have to do to receive your stimulus check from abroad.