# Second stimulus payment calculator

The second stimulus payment for US residents was signed yesterday. I read a bunch of articles online to figure out how much I would receive, but found them rather confusing.

I ended up writing my own calculator. It looks ugly, but it's simple and it works. Here's how it works (full code and the code in action are below):
Lines [1-18] are the HTML page: [4-11] a form for the 'filing status' with three radio buttons
[12] a text input for the income
[14] a text input for the number of dependents
I decided to use text inputs because I didn't like the arrows on standard 'number' inputs
[17] a label to display the result
[18] a button to re-trigger the calculation

[19-42] is the JavaScript part:
[20-23] Assign the HTML DOM elements to the JS variables
[24-41] The main (and only) function that does the calculation:
[25-31] Find which radio button is checked
[32] Headcount of taxpayers eligible based on the filing status (2 for married, 1 otherwise)
[33] The dollar limits corresponding to the filing status.
If your income is above these limits, your payment will be reduced.
[34-35] convert user input to number. This takes care of situations where the input is blank or contains a letter by mistake.
[36] The initial estimate assumes \$600 per taxpayer plus \$600 per dependent.
[37] calculate the amount by which the income exceeded the limit
[38] calculate the reduction amount (\$5 reduction per \$100 of amountOverLimit)
[39] The final estimate = estimate - reduction (or zero, whichever is greater)
[40] display the estimate

 Select your filing status:
single
married
Enter your 2019 income here:
Enter the number of your dependents below the age of 17 here:

Click here to recalculate

And finally this is how it actually works.

For income, enter your AGI (Adjusted Gross Income - from field 8b of your last form 1040), without commas.

single
married
Enter the number of your dependents below the age of 17 here:

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