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    THOUSANDS of Americans are set to receive $750 to $1,500 by September 30. Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed legislation in May 2022 to give all-state residents a tax rebate of $750 for individual filers and $1,500 for joint filers. 1The refund is not taxableCredit: Getty To receive a check, known as The Colorado Cashback, you need to have filed a tax return or have applied for a property tax, rent or heat credit rebate by June 30, 2022. If you received an extension, and have a deadline of October 17, 2022, you will get your check by January 31, 2023. The state automatically sends out a check after it receives your return. Checks will be mailed out directly, so it is important to have an updated address on file with the state. Read More on Tax Rebatesdouble up Two new checks head to millions but you must check date of one as it's all changeFIND MY CASH Payments worth up to $300 available for millions - how to check your status The refund is not taxable. You can cash the check...
    ELIGIBLE Americans will receive a $1,000 bonus under a program supporting first responders. The direct payments are part of the Florida's Essential First Responders Recognition Program. 1Florida governor Ron DeSantis is happy to give back to first respondersCredit: AP Florida governor Ron DeSantis spoke about the payments during an event earlier this week. The governor presented some first responders with their payments in person during an event in Jacksonville earlier this week. Florida officials approved bonuses for all first responders across the state for the second year in a row. The governor said almost 100,000 Floridians are going to get a bonus check. Read More on Direct PaymentsBIRTHDAY CASH Millions to receive $1,657 direct payment TOMORROW - if born on these datesCASH IN New $3,200 direct payments going out to thousands this month - see if you qualify Who is eligible? The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity outlined the eligibility criteria and it was approved by lawmakers. It will be up to local government employers to identify employees that meet these criteria. Eligibility criteria includes: Employment...
    OVER a million Americans applied for a bonus payment of $750, but many may be rejected. Minnesota officials predicted about 660,000 people would be sent checks. 1Millions of Americans applied for a bonus payment worth $750 However, over a million people applied for the frontline worker bonus payment. With a $500million budget, officials warned the payment could be lowered depending on how many people applied. The checks could now be closer to $500 for those who were approved. Thousands of applications may be rejected in the process. Read more on direct paymentsCASH AID Hundreds of thousands may be in line for $250 checks thanks to $4.6billion billEXTRA CASH Nine direct payments worth up to $1,700 going out this summer The good news is that rejection can be appealed. Eligibility and approval The payments were reserved for frontline workers as a thank you for their dedication during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. Workers that could apply included those employed in the healthcare sector, teachers, and janitors. Most read in MoneySTEER CLEAR Five items to never buy at...
    TIME is running out for Americans to claim up to $750 worth of payments. On April 30, Governor Walz of Minnesota signed a $500million agreement on direct payments into law. 1Minnesota is rewarding employees that worked during the height of the pandemicCredit: Getty It was estimated to give eligible frontline workers bonus payments worth $750. Who is eligible? To be eligible for the checks, employees must’ve worked 120 hours between March 15, 2020, and June 30, 2021. The following groups of workers are eligible: Long-term care and home care Health care Emergency responders Public health, social service and regulatory service Courts and corrections Child care Schools: charter, state and higher education Food service: production, processing, preparation, sale and delivery Retail: sales, fulfillment, distribution and delivery Temporary shelters and hotels Building services: maintenance, janitorial and security Public transit Ground and air transportation services Manufacturing Vocational rehabilitation Also, you must not have received unemployment benefits for more than 20 weeks. Applications opened up on June 8 and will remain open until Friday, July 22. Eligible workers who...
    A FALSE Facebook post that was shared 250 times claimed that some Americans may be receiving a fourth stimulus check by Memorial Day weekend. With Memorial Day coming up tomorrow, Facebook users are left wondering if their money is on the way. 1A Facebook post instilled false hope in many Americans who thought they could expect a fourth stimulus check The post also said that a new child tax credit, ranging from $300 to $500, would be given out between July and December. The entire post has since been debunked. Congress has not voted to pass another round of stimulus checks. The last federal stimulus check was passed last year and was for $1,400 to each taxpayer. Read more on stimulus checks CASH BOOST New $600 payments sent to thousands of Americans THIS MONTH – how to get yoursCASH IN Five summer stimulus checks and other payments–3 days to apply for a bonus $150 The check was part of the $1.9trillion coronavirus relief package.  In terms of the child tax credit, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will...
    A POST on Facebook has left millions of Americans wondering if a fourth federal stimulus check is on the way. The post was shared about 250 times and stated a fourth stimulus payment worth $2,000 per person would be distributed by Memorial Day weekend.  1Congress has not passed any legislation approving a fourth federal stimulus checkCredit: Getty Additionally, the post falsely claimed that a child tax credit of $300 to $500 a month will be given out from July to December. The entire post is false. Regarding the fourth stimulus check: Congress has not passed another round of checks. The last federal stimulus check was passed last year and was for $1,400 to each taxpayer. Read More on StimulusADDED CASH The three payments that could take the place of a fourth stimulus check PAYDAY Bonus $2,000 stimulus check is proposed in direct payments from $2.2billion pot The check was part of the $1.9trillion coronavirus relief package.  In terms of the child tax credit, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will start sending out monthly payments for a larger child tax credit in...
    MILLIONS of Pennsylvania residents could be inching closer to $2,000 direct payments thanks to Governor Tom Wolf. In February, the Pennsylvania governor proposed a $1.7billion plan to help the state recover from the pandemic through the American Rescue Plan​ Act (ARPA). 1Governor Tom Wolf proposed direct stimulus payments of up to $2,000 Part of his proposal includes direct payments of up to $2,000 to eligible Pennsylvania residents. The funds would come from the state’s $2.2billion surplus from unspent coronavirus relief funds. Mr. Wolf said the plan would use $500million of that surplus for the one-time payment. “While Pennsylvanians are still bruised and trying to recover from the pandemic, we cannot sit on billions of dollars in federal aid that could heal Pennsylvania,” Mr Wolf said in a statement.  Read More on StimulusTIME TO ACT Four key payment deadlines next week from $800 tax rebates to $150 gas cardsSUMMER CHECKS Direct payments worth up to $800 available “It’s wrong to hold this money back from helping people​. It’s past time we take action,” he added. Lawmakers must move quickly because if...
    MIDWEST residents have just days to apply for a new stimulus payment worth up to $1,400. Applications for a one-time $1,400 payment opened for Johnson County, Iowa residents on April 25. 1Iowa residents have just days to apply for a new stimulus payment worth up to $1,400Credit: Getty Roughly 2,500 Johnson County residents who have struggled during the pandemic may be eligible for the one-time payment. To qualify, residents must meet certain requirements, including suffering from food or housing insecurity, job loss, or previously being excluded from federal stimulus payments. You may also qualify if you are eligible for a federal program like Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or Supplemental Security Income. As far as income goes, it must be $45,370 or below for a household of one, $51,870 for a family of two, and $64,805 for a four-person household. Read more stimulus storiesMONEY TIME Thousands of Americans have just 14 days left to claim $500 a month for a YEARSHOW ME THE MONEY Stimulus money and rebates worth up to $500 available in 10 states Applications close on May 9. CHICAGO STIMULUS Meanwhile,...
    CHICAGO residents have just 14 days left to sign up for a new anti-poverty stimulus program that will give eligible applicants $500 a month for an entire year. The innovative pilot program was announced by Chicago MayorLori Lightfoot and the city's department of family and support services. 1Thousands of Chicagoans may be eligible to receive $500 a month for an entire yearCredit: Getty The Chicago Resilient Communities Pilot will give 5,000 Chicago residents $500 per month for an entire year as a way of helping them overcome poverty. Chicagoans will be selected through an open application period and citywide lottery. The application period began on April 25 and will end at 11.59pm on May 13. There will be no limitations placed on how recipients can spend the money. Read more stimulus newsMONEY, PLEASE Direct $850 summer bonus payments going out in WEEKS - see if you'll get cashSHOW ME THE MONEY Stimulus money and rebates worth up to $500 available in 10 states According to the city of Chicago, the application is expected to take 20-30 minutes to complete and is available...
    RELIEF checks are going out to over 850,000 Mainers in time for summer break. On the heels of the announcement, the state has launched a website to help those who want to claim their $850 payment. 1The direct payments will provide over $729million in relief to Maine residents Like most states, Maine has been hit hard by Covid-driven inflation. To help, Maine Governor Janet Mills proposed giving back more than half the state budget surplus in the form of direct payments. State lawmakers backed the plan – and the checks will be sent to about 858,000 Mainers. Maine people have until October 31, 2022, to file a 2021 state tax return and claim their check. Read more on relief paymentsGAS RELIEF Low-income Americans could get $240 payments every three months under proposalEXTRA HELP New plan proposed offering more than 100,000 people a $500 relief check Below is information about the new website, as well as five things to know about the payments. Where is the website? The website – Maine.gov/reliefchecks – aims to answer frequently asked questions. In addition, here are five...
    COUPLES in one East Coast state could see huge stimulus payments hit their accounts soon. People in Maine could receive bonus stimulus checks worth a combined $1,700 as soon as June 1 as a nice start to the summer. The cash is thanks to Governor Janet Mills signing the state’s $1.2billion supplemental budget into law. Around 850,000 residents in Maine will get the stimulus checks worth $850 per individual, with couples getting a total of $1,700. To qualify for the cash, individual taxpayers must have an income of up to $100,000. The threshold is $150,000 for heads of households and $200,000 for couples that file jointly. Read our stimulus check live blog for the latest news and updates… Topics Live Blogs Money US Stimulus Checks Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window) More from The Sun CHECK PLEASE $500 stimulus check sent out in 5 states as deadlines loom – do you qualify?...
    A PAYMENT worth $850 could be sent out to residents in Maine under a new proposal by the state's governor. If approved, the 'stimulus checks' could go out as soon as June. 1The proposal still has to be approvedCredit: Getty Gov. Janet Mills’ proposal is to give back part of the state's budget surplus to taxpayers in the form of $850 direct payments, according to WGME. There is now a push to get payments out even faster by sending the money electronically rather than by paper checks if approved. The proposal does have bi-partisan support, even though some members of the legislature want to speed things up further by using direct deposit. In the past, Maine has never used direct deposit, and the state's Department of Administrative and Financial Services says switching to it could create logistical issues that could potentially delay payments. Read more on stimulusCHECK PLEASE Direct $1,200 payments being sent out NOW - check when the cash will arriveEXTRA CASH Bonus one-time stimulus check of $500, $375 or $250 in tax refunds for millions...
    A NEW bill has been signed to provide a tax refund for residents in Georgia.  Governor Brian Kemp signed House Bill 1302, ensuring that the Georgia Department of Revenue will credit residents with a one-time refund after filing their taxes. 2Georgia Governor Brian Kemp sighed a new bill to provide one-time refunds for GeorgiansCredit: Getty If you’re married or filed with your spouse, you can expect $500. Heads of households will receive $375 and single filers or those who filed separately will get $250. In a press conference in Savannah last week, Kemp spoke about the new legislation. He explained that the one-time tax credit is state money returning to residents. The money is not federal aid from President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan Act. Instead, Kemp said the surplus of over a billion dollars came from decisions the state made during the pandemic, a strong economy and conservative budgeting by lawmakers. Read More Stimulus Check StoriesCHECK YOUR CHECK Five reasons you might have to repay your stimulus check to the IRSMISSING CHECKS More than 645,000 Americans are missing out...
    HUNDREDS of dollars are being returned to families in the form of tax rebates. Starting this month the Idaho State Tax Commission will be issuing 2022 rebates. 1Governor Little signed a bill providing these rebates to full-year Idaho residents Those who were full-time Idaho residents in 2020 and 2021 and filed income tax returns both years will automatically get the rebate, according to the state's website. Residents who filed grocery-credit refund items are still eligible for the rebate as well. Rebates will either be $75 per taxpayer and each dependent or 12% of their 2020 taxes, whichever is greater. For example, a family of four, two adults and two kids, could get about $300 back. Read more on rebatesSHOW ME THE MONEY Tax rebates worth $75 to start going out to 25,000 Americans this weekKEY TO IT Property taxes could be axed for homeowners under state proposal Payments are issued in the order of the date the tax commission received the 2021 tax return, starting with taxpayers who are eligible to receive the rebate through direct deposit....
    AN addition to the family might entitle you to extra cash on your tax refund this year. Families who welcomed a new baby in 2021 could qualify for up to $5,000 on their tax refund. 2Families may be able to receive extra money if they welcomed a new child in 2021Credit: Getty Thanks to two tax credits as part of President Joe Biden's $1.9trillion aid package, parents can receive extra money if they meet eligibility requirements. Parents can get $3,600 from the expanded child tax credit and another $1,400 check for dependents. Families can receive both if the baby was born by the end of 2021 and the newborn was claimed as a dependent when they filed their taxes this year. Most families have already received the $1,400 stimulus check but the checks were in advance of the 2021 tax credit. This means eligible parents can receive the payment for their newborns when they file taxes. Tax season began on January 24. Parents are encouraged to keep an eye out for a letter from the IRS with important information on...
    INDIANA residents will receive a bonus $125 stimulus check when filing taxes this year. Americans will get their check either via mail or direct deposit – depending on how they file their 2021 tax returns. 2Americans in Indiana can expect to receive $125 when filing taxesCredit: Getty Images The last time Indiana residents received an automatic tax refund was in 2013. State law requires officials to hand taxpayers a refund if reserves, excluding education, total more than 12.5 percent of the general funding pot. The state has around $4billion in reserves - equating to 23 percent of its general fund. Officials revealed in July that the refund would total $545.3million. However, the state wasn't yet sure how much taxpayers would receive, according to the Indianapolis Star. It has since been revealed that Indiana residents will receive $125 when they file their taxes. Most read in MoneyWIN BIG Powerball jackpot numbers revealed - you could win $500 million prizeBIG BUCKS 'Surprise' $8,000 cash boosts to be sent out as $1,000 payments on way THIS WEEKCASHING IN How to calculate Social Security benefits...
    SINGLE taxpayers in one state may be in line to receive a $200 Christmas bonus. The legislation was proposed by Republicans in Illinois' House of Representatives. 1Illinois single filers may receive $200 this holiday season If approved, those single filers making less than $75,000 would receive $200, while joint filers earning less than $150,000 would receive $400, according to WCIA. This could cost the state nearly $1.4billion, Entrepreneur reports. But the state could rely on funds from President Joe Biden's American Rescue Plan to support the bill. "$400 won't make all the problems go away but it could have a positive impact," GOP State Representative Tom Demmer said. "It could be an extra week or two of groceries, it could be a few extra utility bills or it could make the difference between being able to buy new shoes or winter coats for your kids." Additional eligibility details are forthcoming, pending the bill's approval. Illinois joins a handful of other states in working to provide aid to residents during the holiday season. Most read in MoneyMONEY BAGS New 'stimulus' check to be sent...
    SOME Americans can expect a "surprise" stimulus check of $285 ahead of the holidays as well as the final Child Tax Credit payment in December. In Maine, the bonus stimulus money will go out to more than 500,000 residents as a way to thank workers who kept essential businesses open during the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic. 2Thousands of residents in Maine can expect surprise stimulus checksCredit: Getty Maine's Department of Administrative and Financial Services began issuing those checks on November 15 and will continue sending them out through the end of the year. Meanwhile, qualifying Americans can expect to get their final Child Tax Credit payment, of up to $250 or $300 depending on the age of their child, on December 15. Maine is not the only state that is, or is planning to, send out some extra cash ahead of the holidays this year. CALIFORNIA Bonus checks are being sent out in California tomorrow as part of the final round of Golden State Stimulus payments. Millions of people eligible for the payments could receive between $600 and...
    BONUS stimulus checks are being sent out in California tomorrow as the Golden State sends out the final round of payments. Millions of people eligible for the payments could receive between $600 and $1,100 as part of a holiday cash top-up. 1Stimulus checks of up to $1,100 will be sent out in California from tomorrowCredit: Getty The next round of checks will be sent in the mail from November 29, giving Californians a financial boost in the run-up to Christmas. The checks will be dispersed to those who did not receive a direct deposit. and live in a zip code ending between 585-719. Paper checks can take up to three weeks to arrive, according to the Franchise Tax Board, which issues the stimulus payments. Around 9 million eligible Americans are set to receive the end-of-year Golden State Stimulus payment. The majority of direct deposit payments have already been sent out by the state, while the rest are being sent as checks through the mail. The Franchise Tax Board said: "If you did not receive a direct deposit payment by November...
    ONE state is proposing a bonus $200 stimulus check for people earning under $75,000 per year ahead of the holidays. People in Illinois could be getting the extra cash after the proposal was made by Republicans in the state's House of Representatives. 2People in Illinois may be getting some extra stimulus cashCredit: Getty The proposal aims to help with rising inflation rates and would send $200 to people making less than $75,000 and $400 to joint filers making less than $150,000, according to WCIA. GOP State Representative Tom Demmer said the support would "mirror" some of the financial aid given by the federal government in the past couple of years. "$400 won't make all the problems go away but it could have a positive impact," he said. "It could be an extra week or two of groceries, it could be a few extra utility bills or it could make the difference between being able to buy new shoes or winter coats for your kids." Illinois is not the only state that's trying to help Americans in the run-up to the holidays. Over...
    COUPLES who jointly earn less than $150,000 could be eligible for $400 in Christmas bonus cash. Citizens of Illinois could be getting the extra cash after the proposal was made by Republicans in the state's House of Representatives. 1Republican lawmakers in Illinois have proposed a $200 stimulus check for Americans earning less than $75,000 - just weeks before Christmas Should it become law, single taxpayers earning less than $75,000 would receive a $200 check, while joint filers earning less than $150,000 would receive $400, according to WCIA. GOP State Representative Tom Demmer said the support would "mirror" some of the financial aid given by the federal government in the past couple of years. He added: "$400 won't make all the problems go away but it could have a positive impact. "It could be an extra week or two of groceries, it could be a few extra utility bills or it could make the difference between being able to buy new shoes or winter coats for your kids." Illinois is not the only state that's trying to help Americans in the...
    WORKERS earning less than $75,000 a year in one state could be in line for an early Christmas present - a stimulus check worth $200. People in Illinois could be getting the extra cash after the proposal was made by Republicans in the state's House of Representatives. 1Republican lawmakers in Illinois have proposed a $200 stimulus check for Americans earning less than $75,000 - just weeks before ChristmasCredit: Getty Should it become law, single taxpayers earning less than $75,000 would receive a $200 check, while the amount is $400 for joint filers earning less than $150,000, according to WCIA. GOP State Representative Tom Demmer said the support would "mirror" some of the financial aid given by the federal government in the past couple of years. He added: "$400 won't make all the problems go away but it could have a positive impact. "It could be an extra week or two of groceries, it could be a few extra utility bills or it could make the difference between being able to buy new shoes or winter coats for your kids." Illinois...
    SOME Americans will receive a $1,000 bonus stimulus check if they've been unemployed for eight weeks. Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont announced the Back to Work program for $1,000 in stimulus checks, starting on May 30, 2021, which will continue until December 31, 2021. 1Some people in Connecticut will receive extra cash The requirements are more involved in other states with specifics on when residents filed for unemployment and how long they were on unemployment. Residents are also required to have obtained a job to be eligible for the stimulus payment. However, some lucky Americans in different states will also reap more cash benefits. As some families continue to reel from the effects of the Covid pandemic, four other states are helping their residents with bonus cash of up to $1,000. For some families, the extra cash will be a bonus to their $300 Child Tax Credit that arrived on November 15. Most read in The US SunCASHING IN Demand for December stimulus payment after families sent 'surprise' $8,000 cashCASHING IN States issue 'surprise holiday cash' up to $1.1k with parents in line for $1.8kHELPING HAND 10...
    A BONUS stimulus check worth $200 was proposed by lawmakers in Illinois to help cash-strapped Americans in the run-up to Christmas. The proposal was made by Republicans in the state's House of Representatives. 1Republican lawmakers in Illinois have proposed a $200 stimulus check for Americans earning less than $75,000 - just weeks before ChristmasCredit: Getty Should it become law, single taxpayers earning less than $75,000 would receive a $200 check, while the amount is $400 for joint filers earning less than $150,000, according to WCIA. GOP State Representative Tom Demmer said the support would "mirror" some of the financial aid given by the federal government in the past couple of years. He added: "$400 won't make all the problems go away but it could have a positive impact. "It could be an extra week or two of groceries, it could be a few extra utility bills or it could make the difference between being able to buy new shoes or winter coats for your kids." Illinois is not the only state that's trying to help Americans in the run-up to...
    SURPRISE stimulus payments worth up to $1,000 are rolling out t to eligible families in five states. It's been eight months since American families last received financial assistance from the government as part of Joe Biden's American Rescue Plan. 2Five states are rolling out stimulus payments worth up to $1,000 to eligible residentsCredit: Getty 2For some families, the extra state cash will be a bonus to their $300 Child Tax Credit checkCredit: Getty As some families continue to reel from the effects of the Covid pandemic, five states are helping their residents with bonus cash of up to $1,000. For some families, the extra cash will be a bonus to their $300 Child Tax Credit that arrived on November 15. Nonetheless, not all families will be eligible for local government assistance. Here is a breakdown of how much cash residents can expect by state. CONNECTICUT Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont announced the Back to Work program for $1,000 in stimulus checks, starting on May 30, 2021, which will continue until December 31, 2021. Most read in The US SunCASHING IN Families eligible for ‘surprise’ $8,000 payment...
    THE $216MILLION money pot will fund a round of $1,000 bonus stimulus checks that are being dished out to Americans - if they are eligible. The extra cash is being sent out to teachers and principals across Florida to reward them for their continued efforts during Covid. 1The Florida Governor wants to reward teachers for their efforts during the pandemic Staff have battled through a chaotic year in the education sector - as students adjusted to learning online from home - and Gov. Ron DeSantis wanted to repay their efforts. He asked for $216million of the third round of Education Stabilization Funds to go to teachers back in March. It means checks will be dished out to more than 170,000 Florida residents. The $1,000 bonus is now being deposited in educators bank accounts - along with a poignant message of thanks from the governor, applauding their "devotion". It reads: "This past year came with challenges that required an extraordinary level of determination and perseverance. "While tens of millions of students throughout the country were denied the opportunity...
    JOE Biden has not ruled out sending Americans a fourth stimulus check after bogus claims about a $2,500 payment emerged on social media. The slew of posts on Facebook claiming that the United States government will provide another round of stimulus relief at the end of July were all part of an elaborate hoax. 2Lawmakers have yet to confirm a 4th stimulus check will be sent out after bogus claims emerged on social mediaCredit: Getty 2Biden has not ruled out sending Americans a fourth stimulus checkCredit: Getty The posts, which have been shared and seen by thousands, falsely claimed that a fourth round of stimulus checks, this time for $2,500, had been approved by Congress and people would start receiving them on July 30. Biden is still considering the idea of sending out another check after Press Secretary Jen Psaki said on June 3 that he's "open to a range of ideas" dealing with stimulus checks and his American Jobs and Families Plan. "But he’s also proposed what he thinks is going to be the most effective for the short...
    CALIFORNIA residents are getting another $600 in the mail after state leaders approved a $100 billion plan to send out new stimulus checks. Governor Gavin Newsom signed the legislation on July 12 that would offer stimulus checks, rent relief, and grants for struggling businesses. 2California will offer residents a $600 stimulus check Dubbed the "California Comeback Plan," the $100 billion will come out of the state's 2021-2022 budget agreement, which is aimed at boosting the state's economic recovery during the pandemic. It is estimated two out of every three Californians will receive the "Golden State Stimulus check" for $600, which will become the biggest state tax rebate in American history. Qualified families with children will also receive an additional $500. The plan will create "the biggest state tax rebate in American history and the largest small business relief package in the nation," Newsom's office said. The governor claimed the legislation will bee partially funded by a "surge in state revenue" in addition to federal recovery funds and a growing economy. California has the highest progressive income tax in the country,...
    MORE stimulus cash could be on its way to hard-hit Americans as the IRS makes thousands of "bonus" payments. The tax agency has announced it has released extra money to rafts of people based on information from recently filed tax returns. Read our stimulus checks live blog for the latest updates on Covid-19 relief... 1Thousands of Americans are set to get extra cashCredit: Getty That means hundreds of thousands of people who have already received a third check are set to see even more cash hit their bank accounts. Meanwhile, more than one million Americans who did not get a stimulus check during this third round are due to finally get a payment after putting through their 2020 taxes. On Wednesday, the IRS said it had sent out a further 2.2million direct payments over the past six weeks thanks to Joe Biden's Covid rescue package. More than 900,000 of the stimulus checks sent out in recent weeks have been dubbed "plus-up" payments - bonus cash for people who got a third check - but not the full $1,400 payment. Smaller...
    AMERICANS in seven states may get a surprise $1,000 stimulus check, reports say. Teachers in Georgia, Florida, California, Colorado, Tennessee and Texas will be pocketing $1,000 as a "thank you" or hazard pay bonus for working during the Covid-19 crisis in an attempt to boost morale. 1Teachers in seven states will receive hazard pay to boost morale after working through CovidCredit: Getty AS.com reported that around 230,000 K-12 public school teachers and personnel in Georgia will receive this retention bonus via the state’s federal coronavirus stimulus – but it will cost $230.5million.  Florida's Republican Gov Ron DeSantis wants to send out $1,000 checks to 175,000 teachers and 3,600 principals but the state’s 120,000 school staff members wouldn't get the payment, according to his press release. The Berkeley Unified School District in California is set to give at least $2.8million in stimulus as a “thank you” to educators, which includes a 3.5 percent bonus for the next school year, plus a 1 percent pay raise.  Michigan rolled out $500 bonus payments to teachers back in February. BOOSTING MORALE School...
    THE IRS is handing out stimulus checks now after distributing 2.3 million last week. This latest round is part of Joe Biden's plan to deliver $1,400 to each eligible adult and child under the American Rescue Plan during the Covid pandemic. Read our stimulus checks live blog for the latest updates on Covid-19 relief... 1The IRS is handing out stimulus checks NOW after distributing millions last weekCredit: Getty Some of the payments include "plus-up" adjustments for those who were underpaid in previous checks. On June 9, the IRS said it had now distributed more than 169m payments worth $395 BILLION with the latest round totalling $4.2bn. Yet, some Americans have had to wait months for their checks to arrive. This is because the IRS prioritised sending money to tax payers who had already filed their returns for 2019 or 2020 because they were able to quickly verify them based on income. Meanwhile, both the IRS and the US Postal Service have created virtual kiosks to give Americans tracking tools to determine how much cash they're getting and when it’s coming....
    WITH millions of payments in the form of tax credits and bonus checks on the way to bank accounts, the possibility of a fourth and even fifth stimulus check remains open. Last month, seven members of the influential House Ways and Means Committee sent out a letter petitioning President Biden to send out a fourth, and even fifth stimulus check. 2Several letters have gone out to President Biden supporting additional stimulusCredit: Reuters The letter stated that "most people spent relief checks on monthly expenses or essentials such as food, utilities, rent and mortgage payments." The lawmakers argued that two additional stimulus payments could bring the number of Americans in poverty from 44million to 16million. Last month's letter is not the first of its kind, as it follows a similar letter spearheaded by progressive "Squad" member Ilhan Omar that reached Biden's desk in January. "Another one-time round of checks would provide a temporary lifeline, but when that money runs out, families will once again struggle to pay for basic necessities. "One more check is not enough during this public health and...
    AMERICANS could get a bonus payment on top of their third stimulus check. Those who received the $1,400 sum could receive a top-up once their 2020 tax return has been processed. Read our stimulus checks live blog for the latest updates on Covid-19 relief... 2Some Americans could receive plus-ups to their third stimulus checkCredit: Getty The IRS said that the money includes "ongoing supplemental payments for people who earlier in March received payments based on their 2019 tax returns but are [now] eligible for a new or larger payment based on their recently processed 2020 tax returns." Americans could receive the bonus payment if their income dropped in the last year, or if they have had a new child or dependent. The change will have to have occurred between your 2019 and 2020 tax returns in order to be eligible. The additional payments were announced on April 1, and also include those who had previously not provided the IRS with any information on their dependents and income. 2It comes as Americans are hoping for a fourth stimulus checkCredit: Getty The...
    THE IRS has sent out over a million bonus stimulus payments to Americans based upon information from taken from their tax returns. Out of the 2.3million direct payments the IRS sent out this past week, nearly half included bonus checks or "plus-up" payments for those who received their third check, but not the full $1,400. 3The IRS is sending bonus stimulus payments to millions of AmericansCredit: Getty The extra payments will go out to "people who earlier in March received payments based on their 2019 tax returns but are eligible for a new or larger payment based on their recently processed 2020 tax returns," according to the IRS. The IRS may have used your 2019 tax returns rather than last year’s returns to work out your payment, in which case the agency will send a separate payment to cover the difference. The agency is still in the process of distributing checks, so if you haven't received your third payment, it may still be on the way. The stimulus payments are going out in the form of direct deposits, paper checks...
    ANOTHER batch of $1,400 stimulus checks and bonus payments are on the way, with a further 1.8million third relief payments issued by the IRS last week. The IRS, Treasury Department, and Bureau of the Fiscal Service are still issuing relief payments to Americans following the signing of the Americans Rescue Plan in March. Read our stimulus checks live blog for the latest updates on Covid-19 relief... 2A further 1.8million stimulus checks have been issued in the past week There have been a total of 3.9million payments issued in May and 167million since Biden signed the bill. They amount to a total value of $391billion. As with previous batches of the relief payments, this round of third stimulus checks includes some "plus-up" payments for Americans who did not receive the correct amount they were eligible for when they first received the cash. The relief payment first issued by the IRS may have been based on information for their 2019 tax return if they had not yet filed for 2020. 2There were 900,000 plus-up payments issued in...
    AMERICANS could get a bonus payment on top of their third stimulus check. Those who received the $1,400 sum could receive a top-up once their 2020 tax return has been processed. Read our stimulus checks live blog for the latest updates on Covid-19 relief... 2Some Americans could receive plus-ups to their third stimulus checkCredit: Getty The IRS said that the money includes "ongoing supplemental payments for people who earlier in March received payments based on their 2019 tax returns but are [now] eligible for a new or larger payment based on their recently processed 2020 tax returns." Americans could receive the bonus payment if their income dropped in the last year, or if they have had a new child or dependent. The change will have to have occurred between your 2019 and 2020 tax returns in order to be eligible. The additional payments were announced on April 1, and also include those who had previously not provided the IRS with any information on their dependents and income. 2It comes as Americans are hoping for a fourth stimulus checkCredit: Getty The...
    AMERICANS may receive an extra stimulus check if they filed their taxes on time. The Internal Revenue Service has just sent out over 900,000 checks in its latest batch of payments. Read our stimulus checks live blog for the latest updates on Covid-19 relief... 2Americans may receive an extra check if they recently filed their taxesCredit: Getty Americans may receive a bonus check if they have updated their personal or direct deposit information with the IRS. The check would've been delayed if the IRS did not know where to mail or deposit the payment. Americans should submit a Recovery Rebate Credit form and the stimulus money will be added to any rebate you are due. The Recovery Rebate Credit section on the IRS website offers a comprehensive, step-by-step guide on how to submit for the tax credit. Individuals must file a 2020 tax return to claim the Recovery Rebate Credit even if you're not required to file. Stimulus checks can only be received by Americans earning less than $75,000, according to their latest tax return. 2Some Americans will receive a plus-up payment if...
    ANOTHER batch of payments is expected to be released this week with more $1,400 stimulus checks and bonus payments being underway. The IRS is likely to issue one to three million $1,400 coronavirus stimulus checks after the last round was issued last week. 3More $1,400 coronavirus stimulus are expected to be issuedCredit: Getty 3The last batch was issued last weekCredit: Splash Another 1.1million stimulus checks – totaling more than $2billion - were sent via mail and direct deposit on May 5. Those who have not yet received their $1,400 stimulus need to double-check as six hundred thousand were sent via direct deposits and five hundred thousand as paper checks or prepaid debit cards. And those who have been eagerly waiting for "plus-up" and supplemental payments, bear in mind the last batch included more than five hundred seventy thousand of them and more are expected later this week. The IRS has stated that these supplemental funds are "for people who earlier in March received payments based on their 2019 tax returns but are eligible for a new or larger payment based on...
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