This tax break puts up to $400 in your pocket. By Kimberly Lankford, Contributing Editor April 21, 2009 The stimulus provides a tax credit based on 6.2% of taxable wages in 2009 and 2010, up to a maximum of $400 each year for single taxpayers and $800 for married couples filing jointly. You won't receive a check. Instead, less tax will be taken out of your paycheck, meaning you'll get about $45 more a month in 2009 (married workers will receive an extra $65). RELATED LINKS 5 Things to Know About the "Making Work Pay" Tax Credit 7 Misconceptions About the Stimulus Self-employed workers can adjust their quarterly estimated tax payments to benefit from the extra money this year. When you file your 2009 tax return, claim the credit, which will reduce your tax liability for the reduced payments or withholding. The credit begins to phase out for single filers with adjusted gross income in excess of $75,000, and $150,000 for married couples filing jointly. It disappears for single filers with AGI of more than $95,000, or $190,000 for joint filers. See More From the Stimulus Guide New Car Sales-Tax Deduction Car buyers have till the end of the year to grab this above-the-line deduction. Advertisement Better Benefits for the Unemployed Qualified filers get an extra $25 a week. New Homebuyer Credit Take up to 10% off your purchase price. Health-Care Subsidy for the Unemployed Now there's extra help for paying COBRA coverage. AMT Tax Relief Taxpayers get a one-year fix on the alternative minimum tax. Advertisement College Aid Gets Fresh Funding Rather than introduce big new ideas, this bill mostly replenishes underfunded programs and increases amounts available to families.