We can go through all the clues as to how a, based on , Sections of from both sides of the aisle and the latest details from a .
Here’s what you need to know in broad outline. We regularly update this story with new information.
1. Negotiations are still taking place
Here’s the short version: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will negotiate through the week.
The longer version: Both sides of the aisle cradle those of the White Housewhich arrived on October 9th and contains another – as well as a change in the status of (more below). As of Sunday, Pelosi described the White House’s $ 1.8 trillion offer as “totally inadequate”. “However, I remain confident that the White House will join us in working towards an aid package that will, and will soon, address the health and economic crisis of American families.”
The White House also raised money from the CARES bill to get help quickly, but the funds wouldn’t cover a second check.
2. A change in the terms and conditions could result in more than US $ 1,200
While we expect a second stimulus check to follow largely the same guidelines as the first,Subject to changes. It could even benefit your family. Redefining an approach and would give your family $ 500 for every dependent you identify from your taxes, regardless of your age.
Theoffers a payment of $ 1,000 each child dependent. We’ve broken down how when it comes to your total payment. (Here is for their own check for USD 1,200.)
3. US leaders really want you to do one more stimulus check
Democrats want it. Republicans want it. And Trump wants to send the Americans another round of checks. Actually,since the started running out in April has included a second direct payment.
Although a new payment is packaged in a bill of one form or another that must pass through both Houses of Congress and receive the President’s signature, this is an element on which everyone agrees.
4. The IRS may provide you stimulus funds faster
The IRS has already made the growing effort to figure out how to mobilize and deliver a round of stimulus funds. In theory, the agency could expedite the process of sending out the first batch of payments, when and if they are approved. The tracking tool is already up and running, the system is in place, and it is likely that the majority of people who qualified for an initial exam will also receive another.
The timeline changes all the time, but we doif approved before and after the election.
5. There are different priority groups for sending payments
Not everyone gets their checks at the same time and part of that depends on how you get paid. For example,– an electronic transfer of funds to your bank account – can be done weeks before a check is received . We have identified .
6. A stimulus check for USD 1,200 per person is only part of the story
The maximum of $ 1,200 per person is a likely upper limit for a second stimulus payment, but there’s a lot more to know. Not everyone gets the full $ 1,200 and a(more below). However, as the qualifications expand, families could receive .
7. Payment details can get complicated quickly
When and when a second stimulus test is approved, the details need to be deciphered. While some situations are straightforward, other complications for you and your loved ones can make it unclear whether and for how much you are eligible. There are plenty of marginal cases.
8. You can already estimate your total stimulus amount
If you areor would like to estimate how much a second exam might involve, ours is here to help. Remember that the rules are complex and depend on a variety of factors, such as: ). Our calculator tool does not save your personal data in any way.
9. You don’t pay taxes on the money no matter when it arrives
The IRSand a payment you receive that year won’t reduce your 2021 refund or increase the amount you owe when you file your 2020 tax return. You also don’t have to repay any part of your check if you qualify for a lower amount in 2021. The IRS said if you didn’t get all of what you owed this year, you can claim it as credit for your 2020 federal income tax return by filing it in 2021. Here is .
There’s a lot more to know about other government payments during the pandemic, includingand where the is now.