2nd Round of Stimulus Payments Issued to Millions of Americans


On Dec. 29, 2020, the Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department announced that it will begin delivering a second round of Economic Impact Payments as part of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 to millions of Americans who received the first round of payments earlier this year.

The IRS emphasizes that there is no action required by eligible individuals to receive this second payment. As with the first round of payments under the CARES Act, most recipients will receive these payments by direct deposit. For Social Security and other beneficiaries who received the first round of payments via Direct Express, they will receive this second payment the same way. Paper checks will begin to be mailed on Wednesday, Dec. 30.

Authorized by the newly enacted COVID-relief legislation, the second round of payments, or “EIP 2,” is generally $600 for singles and $1,200 for married couples filing a joint return. In addition, those with qualifying children will also receive $600 for each qualifying child. Dependents who are 17 and older are not eligible for the child payment.

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