The third round of Economic Impact Payments continues to roll out. Eligible recipients will receive up to $1,400 per person, including for all dependents claimed on their tax returns, even those age 17 and over. However, exceptions exist.
Here are two: In the case of a married couple where only one has a valid Social Security number (SSN), the spouse with the SSN will receive up to $1,400 and up to $1,400 for each qualifying dependent on the taxpayer’s 2020 tax return.
Also, if either spouse is an active member of the U.S. Armed Forces at any time during the tax year, only one spouse needs to have a valid SSN for the couple to receive a payment of up to $2,800.