Haven’t received your stimulus payment yet? Here’s what to do
Some 90 million Americans woke up Wednesday to their third stimulus payments deposited in their bank accounts. [TRENDING: DeSantis: Contact tracing doesn’t work | How to track your stimulus payment | Fla. closer to ban for transgender female athletes]First, check the IRS’s Get My Payment tool. The IRS urges you to file your 2020 taxes to get the money. Other reasons you may not have received your payment or the full amount you expected? Once you do file taxes, the IRS says it will give you your owed money.
Here’s how to track your third stimulus payment
[CLICK HERE TO CHECK THE STATUS OF YOUR STIMULUS PAYMENT]Officials said those with direct deposit set up with the IRS will receive their payments first. AdAfter that, the IRS will mail paper checks and pre-paid debit cards to everyone else who qualifies. (Use the calculator below to estimate the payment you could receive. “This historic legislation is about rebuilding the backbone of this country,” Biden said as he signed the bill in the Oval Office. Use the form below to sign up for the ClickOrlando.com 4pm Trending newsletter, sent every weekday.
GOP attorneys general question stimulus barring tax cuts
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Republican attorneys general from 21 states are questioning a provision in the $1.9 trillion pandemic rescue plan that bars states from using its funds to offset tax cuts. The attorneys general list over a dozen instances of states currently considering new tax credits or cuts that they believe could be jeopardized simply because of the relief funds. “We ask that you confirm that the American Rescue Plan Act does not prohibit States from generally providing tax relief,” wrote the coalition, led by Georgia, Arizona and West Virginia. In West Virginia, Republican Gov. Jim Justice has applauded Congress for passing a massive stimulus but railed against the provision amid his push to cut the state personal income tax.
Man suspected of killing 4 in fight over stimulus check
It says that Halfacre told officers following his arrest Sunday evening that he and his girlfriend — identified only as “J.M." — “were arguing because he wanted some of her stimulus check." Wendy Johnson, a cousin of Halfacre’s girlfriend, told WXIN-TV that the day before the shootings Halfacre demanded half of his girlfriend’s $1,400 pandemic stimulus check, but her cousin refused. “She had just got her money, and he wanted half of her money,” she told the station, citing what her cousin had said after the encounter. Officers later found Halfacre in the attic of a friend's home about 4.5 miles (7.2 kilometers) from the shooting scene, police said.
Congressman Soto talks $1.9 trillion relief bill, Puerto Rico statehood
President Biden last week signed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan as the world marked one year since the World Health Organization declared the virus a pandemic. [TRENDING: SpaceX launches 60 Starlink satellites | Weekend vaccine events for OCPS employees | Family speaks after deadly shooting]U.S. Rep. Darren Soto, D-Kissimmee, discussed how the relief package will impact Central Floridians on “The Weekly on ClickOrlando.com with Justin Warmoth.”AdSoto also talked about the vaccine rollout, the possibility of Puerto Rico becoming a state and the ongoing security threat at the U.S. Capitol. Use the form below to sign up for the ClickOrlando.com 4pm Trending newsletter, sent every weekday.
Minimum wage hike all but dead in big COVID relief bill that includes $1,400 direct payments
“He said we need to pass this bill and pass it soon. The Senate bill was expected to largely mirror the House-approved package, with the most glaring divergence the Senate's dropping of language boosting the federal minimum wage to $15 hourly. “We want to get the biggest, strongest bill that can pass, and that’s what we’re going to do," Schumer said. Progressives, though, were still smarting over the virtual certainty that the Senate bill will lack the minimum wage boost, up from $7.25 hourly locked in since 2009. The funding was removed after some Republican lawmakers had criticized it as an example of a wasteful spending item that should not be part of the COVID relief bill.
IRS reports all $600 stimulus payments sent
This is how to get your missing stimulus moneyThe Internal Revenue Service says it has sent out all 147 million checks from the December stimulus package. The IRS was required to issue the $600 payments by mid-January so it could move on to processing this year’s tax returns. AdIn total, about $142 billion was sent out to help Americans. Congress is considering a third round of payments. Lawmakers hope to get that legislation passed by mid-March.
Senate clears path for $1,400 stimulus checks
“A lot of folks are losing hope,” Biden said in a speech at the White House. Vice President Kamala Harris cast the tie-breaking vote in the Senate, her first. Biden concluded in his Friday speech that aid at that level would only prolong the economic pain. Following Senate approval, the House passed the measure 219-209 on Friday afternoon, also without a Republican vote. The Senate also passed an amendment 99-1 that would prevent the $1,400 in direct checks in Biden’s proposal from going to “upper-income taxpayers.” But the measure, led by Sens.
Vaccines to $1,400 stimulus checks: Here’s what’s in President-elect Joe Biden’s plan
FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2021, file photo, health care workers receive a COVID-19 vaccination at Ritchie Valens Recreation Center, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, in Pacoima, Calif. – President-elect Joe Biden is proposing a $1.9 trillion plan to expand coronavirus vaccinations, help individuals and jump-start the economy. — An additional $50 billion would expand testing efforts and help schools and governments implement routine testing. THE VACCINATION PLAN— Working with states to open up vaccinations beyond health care workers, including to people 65 and older, as well as essential front-line workers. STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT— $350 billion in emergency funding for state, local and territorial governments to help front-line workers.
Hopes fading for coronavirus deal as Congress returns
But as lawmakers straggle back to Washington for an abbreviated pre-election session, hopes are fading for a pandemic relief bill, or much else. But as lawmakers straggle back to Washington for an abbreviated preelection session, hopes are dimming for another coronavirus relief bill or much else. Democrats seem secure in their political position, with President Donald Trump and several Senate GOP incumbents lagging in the polls. Pelosi recently referred to Meadows as whatever his name is," while the Meadows-run White House during a press briefing ran a video loop of Pelosi's controversial visit to a San Francisco hair salon. "Now we can focus just on another relief bill, and were continuing to do that in good faith, Vice President Mike Pence said Friday on CNBC.
New round of $1,200 direct payments on hold as sides ‘very far apart’ on coronavirus relief deal
He urged the White House to “negotiate with Democrats and meet us in the middle. Often an impasse in Washington is of little consequence for the public — not so this time. With no deal in sight, their absence raises the possibility of a prolonged stalemate that stretches well into August and even September. “We'll go down $1 trillion, you go up $1 trillion,” Pelosi said. "I think if we can reach an agreement on state and local and unemployment, we will reach an overall deal.
Progress slow as urgency grows on virus relief legislation
Top Democrats emerged from a 90-minute meeting Tuesday with Trump administration officials to declare more progress. We really went down, issue by issue by issue slogging through this. We agree that we want to have an agreement," Pelosi said. He added that an agreement on that issue could lead to further overall progress on the legislation, which remains stalled despite days of Capitol negotiations. The overall talks are grinding ahead slowly, though urgency is growing among Senate Republicans, several of whom face tough election races and are eager to deliver a bill before heading home to campaign this month.
Whats up with the second round of $1,200 stimulus checks? Coronavirus relief bill up in air
WASHINGTON Slow, grinding negotiations on a huge COVID-19 relief bill are set to resume, but the path forward promises to be challenging. The White House is seeking opportunities to boost President Donald Trump, like another round of $1,200 stimulus payments and extending the supplemental jobless benefit and partial eviction ban. Pelosi said she'd consider reducing the $600 benefit for states with lower unemployment rates. But in this agreement its $600, Pelosi said on ABC's This Week.'' Since they announced that strategy, however, coronavirus caseloads have spiked and the economy has absorbed an enormous blow.
‘We want another round of direct payments:' Second stimulus package seems likely
ORLANDO, Fla. – It’s looking more likely that many Americans will receive a second round of stimulus checks. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that Republicans support a second wave of checks in their coronavirus relief bill, according to Business Insider. “We want another round of direct payments, direct payments to help American families keep driving our national comeback,” McConnell said. The development means both major parties and President Donald Trump support a fresh round of payments to Americans. In March, Congress authorized direct payments of $1,200 for individuals earning up to $75,000 a year, plus $500 for each dependent child under 17.
Will you get a second stimulus check as the COVID-19 pandemic continues?
Some may have found relief in the $1,200 stimulus checks sent to millions of Americans back in April, but for many, that was not enough to survive on as furloughs and layoffs continued. Will Americans receive another stimulus check to as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread? According to Forbes, the timeline for Congress return and the lengthy process of approving another financial stimulus package, Americans likely should not expect another check to hit bank accounts until late August at the earliest, should another stimulus package be approved. The House did pass the $3 trillion HEROES act, which includes another round of $1,200 stimulus checks, expanded unemployment benefits, and a moratorium on some foreclosures. To keep up with the latest news on the pandemic, subscribe to News 6s coronavirus newsletter and go to ClickOrlando.com/coronavirus.
80 million to get coronavirus stimulus payments this week
An estimated 80 million people will get their stimulus payments via direct deposit this week, CNN reported, citing the Treasury Department. The first eligible are those who have filed their 2018 or 2019 tax returns and have also authorized a direct deposit. [RELATED: Will people on Social Security receive money? | Send money to PayPal account]Others, including those who haven’t filed returns, haven’t authorized direct deposit, or don’t receive Social Security, will have to wait longer for their payments. The money is part of a $2.2 trillion rescue package passed by Congress in March amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Your coronavirus stimulus payments are about to be deposited
During a live White House coronavirus update Thursday, Vice President Mike Pence announced Americans will begin to see their economic impact payments direct depositing into their accounts next week. Watch the full update below, or click here to pick up right where Pence addresses the stimulus packages. “With regard to direct payments to Americans, the treasury secretary assured senators -- and we assure every American -- that we remain on the timetable where the first payments and direct deposits will go out by the end of next week,” Pence said. For tax filers who make more than those amounts, the payment amount will be reduced by $5 for each $100 above the said thresholds. We know many of you have many questions concerning your economic impact payments.