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Who qualifies for the $1,400 checks under the Democrats’ new proposal?

Mar 4, 2021
Fewer people will qualify for a COVID-19 relief check under a new agreement from Biden and Senate Democrats.
U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the government's pandemic response on Tuesday.
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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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Will the next round of relief checks be based on 2020 income?

Feb 8, 2021
That may depend on how early you file your taxes.
Filing your taxes electronically and early could raise the odds of getting a relief check based on your 2020 income, according to Janet Holtzblatt of the Tax Policy Center.
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Unemployment benefits have not resumed for many Americans

Feb 1, 2021
Over a month after the last COVID-19 relief bill extended benefits for millions, many are still waiting for money to arrive.
Congress signed the last COVID-19 relief bill in December, so where are people's unemployment benefits?
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Some delayed stimulus payments may not arrive until you file 2020 taxes

Jan 7, 2021
If the IRS has out-of-date information for your bank account, you may have to claim the stimulus as a credit on your 2020 taxes.
There’s a glitch in the direct payments system: For some taxpayers, the IRS has out-of-date bank account information.
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Millions will get their relief payment via debit card. That's good ... and bad

Dec 30, 2020
Cards are usually cheaper than checks. Unless there's a dispute.
President Donald Trump holds one of the prepaid debit cards being issued by the IRS, during a Cabinet meeting in May.
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How Americans are likely to spend the second round of relief checks

Dec 29, 2020
Back in March, many people didn't spend all of their relief money right away. That may be more difficult this time around.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blocked Democrats' move for $2,000 relief checks. Above, McConnell arrives on Capitol Hill on Dec. 20.
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IRS is struggling to reach millions of Americans who need their stimulus checks

Nov 9, 2020
Part of the problem is the IRS' limited resources for marketing, among other reasons.
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