80 Million Americans to Receive Stimulus Checks

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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says about 80 million Americans will receive stimulus checks from the government Wednesday.

Many Americans are getting payments of up to $1,200 for individuals and $2,400 for married couples.

The payments are aimed at easing the financial crunch caused by the coronavirus pandemic. It comes the same day federal income taxes would normally be due, but because of the coronavirus, that deadline has been pushed back.

Now tax returns aren’t due until July 15.

The first payments go to those who’ve already filed their 2018 or 2019 tax returns and authorized the IRS to make a direct deposit.

If you want to check your payment, the IRS created an online tool called “Get My Payment.”

It can be used to check on the status of your money.

The White House says President Donald Trump’s name will be on the stimulus checks.

They say the decision will not cause a delay in sending out checks.

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