Coronavirus and Your Money

Child Tax Credit 2021: Who Gets $3,600? Will I Get Monthly Payments? And Other FAQs
Coronavirus and Your Money

Child Tax Credit 2021: Who Gets $3,600? Will I Get Monthly Payments? And Other FAQs

People have lots of questions about the new $3,000 or $3,600 child tax credit and the advance payments that the IRS will send to most families in 2021…
May 4, 2021
9 Tax Deadlines for May 17 (It's Not Just the Due Date for Your Tax Return)
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9 Tax Deadlines for May 17 (It's Not Just the Due Date for Your Tax Return)

Between due dates for extension requests, IRA or HSA contributions, and other deadlines, there's more to do by May 17 than just filing your federal in…
May 4, 2021
Taxes on Unemployment Benefits: A State-by-State Guide
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Taxes on Unemployment Benefits: A State-by-State Guide

Don't be surprised by an unexpected state tax bill on your unemployment benefits. Know where unemployment compensation is taxable and where it isn't.
May 3, 2021
Refunds for $10,200 Unemployment Tax Break to Begin This Month
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Refunds for $10,200 Unemployment Tax Break to Begin This Month

The IRS will start issuing automatic refunds sometime in May to people eligible for the unemployment benefit tax exemption.
May 1, 2021
Stimulus Plan Has Health Insurance Benefits, Too
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Stimulus Plan Has Health Insurance Benefits, Too

The plan’s health care provisions could deliver big savings for early retirees and laid-off workers.
April 29, 2021

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Reliving a Harlem Renaissance
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Reliving a Harlem Renaissance

After a tough winter, two sisters look forward to reviving their restaurant’s business.
April 29, 2021
What are "Plus-Up" Payments (And Will You Get One)?
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What are "Plus-Up" Payments (And Will You Get One)?

Some people who already received a third stimulus check will get an additional payment from the IRS. Will you be one of them?
April 27, 2021
COVID-19 and Retirement Planning: 5 Actions to Take Now
Coronavirus and Your Money

COVID-19 and Retirement Planning: 5 Actions to Take Now

As our nation’s health situation and economy continue settling down in the wake of the pandemic, it’s time to re-evaluate where you are now and where …
April 24, 2021
Who's Not Eligible For a Third Stimulus Check
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Who's Not Eligible For a Third Stimulus Check

Not everyone will get a third stimulus check. See if you're on the list of people who aren't eligible for a third-round payment.
April 23, 2021
8 Reasons Why Your Third Stimulus Check Could Be Delayed or Denied
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8 Reasons Why Your Third Stimulus Check Could Be Delayed or Denied

The IRS has already delivered millions of third-round payments. If you're still waiting for your money, here's why your third stimulus check could be …
April 17, 2021
2021 Child Tax Credit Calculator
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2021 Child Tax Credit Calculator

See how much money you'll get in advance under the new child tax credit rules for 2021.
April 14, 2021
Monthly Payments of the 2021 Child Tax Credit Will Begin in July
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Monthly Payments of the 2021 Child Tax Credit Will Begin in July

After doubts about whether it was up to the task, the IRS says it's on schedule to start sending monthly child tax credit payments this summer.
April 13, 2021
What to Do If Your Third Stimulus Check is Lost, Stolen or Destroyed
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What to Do If Your Third Stimulus Check is Lost, Stolen or Destroyed

If your third stimulus check is lost in the mail, or something else happens to it before you get it, you can ask the IRS to trace your payment. Here's…
April 13, 2021
Social Security Recipients Are Finally Getting Their Third Stimulus Check
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Social Security Recipients Are Finally Getting Their Third Stimulus Check

The IRS is finally sending third stimulus check payments for Social Security and other federal beneficiaries who didn't file a 2019 or 2020 tax return…
April 13, 2021
Who Should Return Their Third Stimulus Check to the IRS?
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Who Should Return Their Third Stimulus Check to the IRS?

Some people who receive a third stimulus check are required to send it back to the IRS. Others can return it voluntarily.
April 12, 2021
Your Third Stimulus Check: How Much? When? And Other FAQs
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Your Third Stimulus Check: How Much? When? And Other FAQs

The IRS is sending out another round of stimulus payments. Here's what you need to know about the third stimulus check with your name on it.
April 10, 2021
Third Stimulus Check Calculator
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Third Stimulus Check Calculator

Find out how much your third stimulus check will be using this handy tool.
April 8, 2021
Where's My Stimulus Check? Use the IRS's "Get My Payment" Tool to Get an Answer
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Where's My Stimulus Check? Use the IRS's "Get My Payment" Tool to Get an Answer

The IRS has an online tool that lets you track the status of your third stimulus check.
April 4, 2021
Where Can I Cash My Stimulus Check?
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Where Can I Cash My Stimulus Check?

If you don't have a bank account, here are a few check-cashing options to consider if you receive a paper stimulus check in the mail.
April 2, 2021
Veterans to Get Third Stimulus Check by Mid-April
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Veterans to Get Third Stimulus Check by Mid-April

The IRS is still reviewing data it received from the Department of Veterans Affairs that is needed to process third stimulus payments to certain veter…
March 30, 2021
PPP Loan Basics for Small Business Owners
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PPP Loan Basics for Small Business Owners

Although uncertainty and confusion have surrounded the Paycheck Protection Program since its launch, that shouldn't stop small business owners from pa…
March 30, 2021
Child Care Tax Credit Expanded for 2021
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Child Care Tax Credit Expanded for 2021

The American Rescue Plan helps families with young children by temporarily increasing the amount and scope of the child and dependent care tax credit.
March 26, 2021
Get Free Weekly Credit Reports for Another Year
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Get Free Weekly Credit Reports for Another Year

Take advantage of the extension to check each report for errors or signs of fraudulent activity.
March 26, 2021
6 Biden Stimulus Benefits That Pack the Biggest Punch
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6 Biden Stimulus Benefits That Pack the Biggest Punch

From stimulus checks to enhanced unemployment benefits, these perks from the American Rescue Plan will provide significant financial relief to million…
March 26, 2021
Social Security Recipients to Get Delayed Third Stimulus Checks After SSA Sends Data to IRS
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Social Security Recipients to Get Delayed Third Stimulus Checks After SSA Sends Data to IRS

The failure to send information sooner delayed stimulus payments for nearly 30 million Social Security and Supplemental Security Income beneficiaries.
March 25, 2021