Stimulus checks worth totaling over $4 billion have been rolled out to over 2.2 million Americans in the six preceding weeks. Payments that are related to the third stimulus check, which was made available by the administration led by President Biden’s Rescue Plan for Americans. Most of the payments were initially rolled out to eligible Americans who had a record information file with the IRS. However, the last batches have been disbursed to individuals who have filed their tax returns recently or individuals who have qualified for the “plus up” provision of payments that are based on the most updated filings made by them.
In the previous six weeks, nearly 1.3 million eligible Americans were aided with the initial payment by stimulus checks, while over 900,000 citizens were entitled to plus-ups. So far, the government has disbursed over 171 million checks that total $400 billion. The IRS is continually urging people to file their tax returns, because it may make them eligible for the stimulus payments.
Stimulus Checks And Child-Tax-Credit
Stimulus checks are provisioned to help Americans cope with the devastating consequences of the pandemic, and the IRS is working hard to determine the eligibility of payments from the government. Having a tax returned filed might help families to qualify for having an expanded credit for child tax, a few of which are being rolled out beforehand.
The first batch of payments went out in the previous week, and a time frame till 2nd August has been given to families to make additions or updates to their information about direct deposits. They can also choose to redact themselves from the advance payments in order to receive a larger credit while filing their returns of income tax for 2021. In order to help the families file the tax returns, also helping them set up the forms regarding payments about child-tax credit, the IRS is hosting a few in-person events that would be held on 23-24th of July.