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For seniors who got a stimulus check of less than $1,200, not having to take a required minimum distribution from their retirement accounts this year could mean they'll get a tax credit next year.
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The credit is worth up to $5,000 per paid employee for businesses financially harmed by the coronavirus pandemic that continue to keep employees on the payroll.
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You can finally talk to an IRS representative on the phone if you have stimulus check questions.
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The IRS set a deadline for getting stimulus check payments by direct deposit. If you don't act by noon today, you'll receive a paper check (which takes longer to arrive).
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Nancy Pelosi and other House Democrats are putting together the next stimulus package right now. They might include a proposal that has already been circulating in Congress to provide a second round of monthly stimulus checks.
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The IRS has a stimulus check portal that lets you track the status of your payment. You can also enter your bank account information to get your payment by direct deposit (but you need to act quickly).
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The IRS is reportedly sending out 5 million paper checks per week. At that pace, some checks might not arrive for months.
The IRS now has specific guidance on what to do if you receive a stimulus check for a deceased person.
The IRS released guidance on what people incarcerated in jail or prison should do if they receive a stimulus check.
President Trump wants to see a payroll tax cut in the next stimulus bill. Would you benefit from it and, if so, by how much?
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At one point the due date for filing your Mississippi income tax return was May 15, but it has been pushed back to a later date.
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If you receive VA benefits and have dependent children, you might be able to boost your stimulus check by $500 or more. But you have to act by May 5.
An extra $500 per child will be added to stimulus checks for disabled, blind, or elderly Supplemental Security Income recipients who didn't file a 2018 or 2019 tax return…if they beat an upcoming deadline.
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The IRS is using information from the Social Security Administration to process stimulus payments for people who didn't file a 2018 or 2019 tax return.
After three nights of maintenance outages, the IRS says its "Get My Payment" tool is now working better than ever.
With any luck, the IRS will fix the glitches with the "Get My Payment" tool that are preventing people from checking the status of their stimulus payment.
People who, for whatever reason, got a larger stimulus check payment then they expected have been wondering if paybacks will be required. The IRS finally answered the question for most people.