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stimulus payments

Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Congress continues to struggle to reach agreement on a new round of economic relief for millions of people suffering from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
September 9, 2020Elaine Maag
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Hope you had a Happy Tax Day. I’m still waiting for my refund. I filed my 2019 individual income tax return electronically on May 1...
July 16, 2020Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Did the Treasury Department’s decision to put President Trump’s name on the coronavirus stimulus checks slow the mailing of those checks? Of course it did,...
April 30, 2020C. Eugene Steuerle
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Can heirs keep a Coronavirus Recovery Rebate that the Internal Revenue Service sent to a dead person? If the decedent passed away this year, the...
April 27, 2020Janet Holtzblatt
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Defying the skeptics (including me ), the Internal Revenue Service last week began depositing direct payments of $1,200 for adults (plus $500 per child under...
April 22, 2020Janet Holtzblatt
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
The current recession derives from two sources: demand and supply. On the demand side, consumers are purchasing fewer durable goods (e.g., automobiles) and spending much...
April 20, 2020C. Eugene Steuerle
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
As Republicans and Democrats joined hands to provide the most recent of what might be several stages of relief from our national pandemic crisis, almost...
April 13, 2020C. Eugene Steuerle
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
One big unanswered question about the COVID-19 recovery rebates included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Stimulus (CARES) Act: What year’s income will the...
April 10, 2020Janet Holtzblatt
: TaxVox
Last week, Congress and President Trump enacted the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the largest aid package in American history...
April 1, 2020Grace EndaWilliam G. GaleClaire Haldeman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
During last month’s Democratic presidential debate, moderator Gayle King asked the candidates what motto guided their lives. If Oprah’s best friend ever asks me, I...
March 25, 2020Janet Holtzblatt