By Lorie Konish, CNBC As vaccines ramp up and the economy reopens, many individuals and families may be eager to see this side effect of the Covid-19 pandemic continue: government stimulus checks. A recent poll from Data for Progress found 65% of Americans are in favor of payments of $2,000
By Aimee Pichi, CBS News IRS officials have touted the agency’s delivery of the latest round of stimulus checks as reaching eligible Americans in “record time.” Yet some Social Security recipients in urgent need of financial assistance say they’re still waiting for the emergency relief payment. The problem at first
By Megan Henney, FOX Business The IRS has agreed to not seize some Americans’ stimulus check to offset outstanding federal tax debts, according to an agency watchdog. The issue is a change that Congress made in late December affecting how people with unpaid government debt would be treated if they claimed the first two stimulus
By Michael Collins, USA TODAY WASHINGTON – A warning for Americans who will receive $1,400 stimulus checks under the third round of direct COVID-relief payments: If you have unpaid debts, creditors may come after your money. Debt collectors will be able to garnish the stimulus funding that will be distributed to millions
By Kelly Anne Smith and Kemberley Washington, Forbes President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act is inching its way toward coming to life. The House released its draft of the bill late last week. As with all major pieces of legislation, however, what ends up in the final
By Lorie Konish, CNBC Many Americans are eager to see more money from the federal government in the form of $1,400 stimulus checks. But another part of Democrats’ $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, changes to the child tax credit, could actually give qualifying families more money than the direct payments.
By Zack Friedman, Forbes The new stimulus package says this about student loans and student loan cancellation. Here’s what you need to know — and what it means for you. Student Loans The new, $1.9 trillion stimulus package that President Joe Biden proposed doesn’t include any student loan cancellation. The stimulus plan
By Thomas Franck, CNBC The Biden administration could be open to adjusting eligibility levels for the next round of coronavirus stimulus checks to ensure the relief flows to families who need the emergency funds the most, the president’s top economic advisor said Tuesday morning. Brian Deese, who joined CNBC’s “Squawk