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We know how important the stimulus payments are to you, and news regarding a potential third round of payments is changing fast. Get the details on the latest proposed stimulus bill as well as answers to frequently asked questions.

Latest Updates on the Third Stimulus Payment

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Mar. 3, 2021

House of Representatives have passed the American Rescue Plan (a third stimulus payment). The bill is now with the Senate and is expected to be voted on this week. This comes as the enhanced unemployment insurance is set to expire on March 14, 2021. The IRS continues to encourage people to file their 2020 tax returns to ensure they have the most up to date information in anticipation of this third stimulus payment.

Feb. 22, 2021

The state of California passed a new COVID-19 economic relief package called the Golden State Stimulus. Part of that package granting qualifying individuals and families a one-time stimulus payment of up to $600. To see if you qualify for the payment, check out our FAQs below.

Feb. 18, 2021

House democrats are aiming to vote on the $1.9 trillion federal rescue package at the end of next week. The current goal is to approve the package before the enhanced unemployment insurance expires on March 14, 2021. To prepare for the possibility of a third stimulus payment, the IRS urges filers to consider filing their 2020 tax returns as soon as possible.

Feb. 15, 2021

The state of Maryland has passed the RELIEF Act of 2021, which provides $1 billion in emergency coronavirus relief to individuals and small businesses. The package includes stimulus payments of up to $500 and $300 for qualifying individuals. For more information on whether you qualify to receive a payment, read our FAQs below.

Feb. 9, 2021

The House Ways and Means Committee released the first draft of the COVID-19 relief bill and will begin marketing up the bill on Wed., Feb. 10. Final votes on the bill by the House are expected to occur on Fri., Feb. 12. Senate action is expected in the next couple of weeks.

Feb. 5, 2021

The Senate approved a budget resolution that clears the path for the American Rescue Plan to pass through budget reconciliation. (Reconciliation means the bill will only need a simple majority of votes to pass.)

Jan. 14, 2021

President Biden proposed a $1.9 trillion stimulus bill called the American Rescue Plan which includes a third round of Economic Impact Payments (also known as stimulus payments). This plan would give qualifying individuals an extra $1,400 in stimulus money.

*Read the FAQs below for more details related to each of these updates.

Third Stimulus Payments FAQ

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