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Federal, Policy

Stimulus checks made inflation worse, Federal Reserve data shows

May 9, 2022

Via: BGR

Stimulus checks offered a powerful economic lifeline to millions of Americans over the last couple of years. Especially in 2021, the second full year of the Covid pandemic, over the course of which the federal government sent out more than […]


Hardware & Software, Tech

Best professional tax software for tax preparers in 2021

April 19, 2021

Via: ZDnet

Whether you are an independent tax professional or a CPA working in a large firm, you want to make sure you are using the best professional tax software available. You want software that meets your needs and, above all else, […]


Federal, Policy

The IRS has issued more than 42.5 million refunds so far this tax season

March 19, 2021

Via: CNBC

Stimulus checks aren’t the only cash infusion hitting U.S. households. On top of those $1,400 direct payments going to most adults, more than 42.5 million tax refunds were issued in the first four weeks of the tax season, which started […]


Federal, Policy

Some people could get more than $14,000 in new stimulus payments – here’s how

February 26, 2021

Via: BGR

Here’s the latest stimulus update, for anyone wondering what the effect will be of the federal government’s latest infusion of money into the economy in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Basically, everyone is focused on the wrong number. Yes, $1,400 […]


Federal, Policy

$1,400 stimulus checks are coming, but what about a minimum wage hike?

February 16, 2021

Via: BGR

By the end of next week, both the House and the Senate will likely have voted on Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, providing necessary assistance to individuals, families, and businesses that are struggling through the pandemic. Democrats have […]


Policy, State & Local

Biden relief proposal includes $350 billion for state and local government

January 15, 2021

Via: StateScoop

The COVID-19 rescue package President-elect Joe Biden said Thursday he plans to introduce upon taking office includes $350 billion in aid to state and local governments, which have pleaded for months that they need more federal assistance to overcome steep […]


Federal, Policy

Congress will vote on $2,000 stimulus checks after Trump signs relief bill

December 28, 2020

Via: BGR

Hours after emergency unemployment benefits had expired for millions of Americans and hours before a government shutdown was set to occur, President Trump finally signed the $2.3 trillion spending and coronavirus relief package on Sunday evening. Though the president never […]


Federal, Policy

Trump imperils bipartisan stimulus deal with last minute demand for bigger checks

December 23, 2020

Via: Fortune

President Donald Trump’s surprise attack Tuesday on Congress’s historic coronavirus relief package left aid for millions of Americans hanging in the balance as the pandemic continues to batter the nation. The famously unpredictable president slammed the $2.3 trillion bill as […]


Federal, Policy

Congress is finally about to pass a new relief bill with $600 stimulus checks and more

December 21, 2020

Via: BGR

Following months of inaction and failed dealmaking, Congressional Democrats and Republicans have finally struck a deal on a new stimulus package to assist the millions of Americans struggling through the height of the pandemic. On Sunday evening, Senate Majority Leader […]


Federal, Policy

New stimulus proposal includes $600 stimulus checks for most Americans

December 17, 2020

Via: BGR

Nearly nine months after the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Donald Trump, another major stimulus package might finally be within reach. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has […]


Federal, Policy

Bernie Sanders might shut down the government over $1,200 stimulus checks

December 11, 2020

Via: BGR

Escalating the chaos in what has already been a busy week on Capitol Hill, two senators are currently threatening to obstruct a continuing resolution that would temporarily fund the government until a more comprehensive spending bill can be agreed upon […]


Federal, Policy

Will House Democrats be able to revive $1,200 stimulus checks?

September 23, 2020

Via: Fortune

Those beloved stimulus checks may not be dead yet. Republicans and Democrats had reached an impasse in negotiations over a broader stimulus package earlier in the summer—one thought to be made even worse by the political posturing surrounding the death […]