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Will my stimulus payment include children who are college students and still claimed as dependents?

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No, they are not included in the economic impact payment calculation if you still claim them as a dependent on your taxes and they are age 17 or older at the end of 2019.

However, they could receive the $1,200 stimulus amount via the Recovery Rebate Credit if you do not claim them as a dependent for 2020 and if they file their own individual tax return.

If your child, age 17 or older, files his or her own taxes, they will not receive a stimulus payment as long as you are claiming them as a dependent; their “Dependent of Another” status disqualifies them from receiving payment.

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