Stimulus checks have started being distributed this week from the federal government as a part of the $2-plus trillion economic stimulus passed by Congress earlier this month amid the coronavirus impacts on the economy.
Many have started receiving those funds via direct deposit and Connie Unruh with DeWitt County TRIAD says those who file their taxes and receive their returns via direct deposit will receive those funds first.
If you have not received your check yet, the IRS has set up a website to receive that money via direct deposit. For those who do not file taxes and do not receive social security, they will need to visit the IRS website and file for direct deposit of their stimulus money.
The stimilus package leaves some young people without money. According to Unruh, if youths who are 18-23 who are dependents on their parents' tax returns, the youths do not receive money nor do their parents. She says lawmakers are working to fix that gap.
Unruh says the best and most accurate information regarding the economic stimulus money coming to families is at irs.gov.