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Still Haven’t Gotten Your Stimulus Payment? Here’s Why You May Not Get It Until 2021 — or at All.



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The Internal Revenue Service has distributed more than 160 million stimulus payments. That’s good news for the people who needed every penny of that money.
But almost daily I hear from someone still waiting for the relief funds. And for many, the news is bad. They will likely have to wait until 2021 to get their stimulus payments, or because of timing not get any money.
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (Cares Act) provides economic impact payments or stimulus payments of up to $1,200 for individuals and up to $2,400 for taxpayers filing a joint tax return. The law also includes an extra $500 for each child who was under 17 at the end of 2019.
Unless Congress can agree on additional stimulus funding to help those struggling because of covid-19, the only economic relief people can expect is the money they are still waiting for under the Cares Act.
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