New stimulus checks could be here by March
Feb 9, 2021

New stimulus checks could be here by March

Democrats in the House have released details on some of their priorities for new COVID relief, including what $1,400 stimulus payments might look like. Plus, small business confidence at an eight-month low. And, the IRS is getting ready to accept 2020 tax returns, but it's also still working through a backlog caused by the pandemic.

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Who might get $1,400 stimulus checks with next COVID relief package?

Feb 9, 2021
The income threshold for stimulus checks remains the same at $75,000 per person and $150,000 per couple.
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Survey finds small business confidence at 8-month low

Feb 9, 2021
And the percentage of owners expecting better conditions fell to the lowest level since November 2013, the NFIB finds.
If business owners can hang on, they may benefit from pent-up demand as consumers anticipate spending more in the year ahead.
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IRS backlog causing problems for taxpayers

Feb 9, 2021
The IRS shut down its offices due to COVID, creating a buildup of millions of pieces of unopened mail and unprocessed returns.
The delays because of the pandemic are so bad, they’re even affecting people who bypassed the mail and paid their taxes online.
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Victoria Craig Host, BBC
Stephen Ryan Senior Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Jay Siebold Technical Director
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Meredith Garretson Morbey Senior Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
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