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If my ex and I alternate years to claim a dependent, who gets the stimulus check?

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Whoever claimed the dependent most recently will receive the stimulus check. However, the spouse who claims the child on the 2020 tax return may be able to claim up to $500 on that return. The dependent must be age 16 or younger. If the child was born in 2020, the rules are different.

Those who used the Non-Filers tool by the deadline to provide information about any qualifying children, but did not get the additional $500 payment together with their initial EIP, will be paid in early August.

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