Second stimulus check facts: What to know about IRS priority, eligibility, payment size

When will the IRS send another stimulus check? Here are some options.


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With about two weeks left before the Nov. 3 election, the stimulus bill negotiations have yet to yield something concrete for Congress to pass, which leaves eligible Americans in the dark about potential timelines to get another stimulus check and how much money could be in that payment. We expect to know more as the week unfolds, and will update this story accordingly.

Important facts about stimulus payments to know include where the debate on a stimulus bill stands now, the way the IRS calculates payments and how federal taxes could change your next stimulus check — we go through them all below.

1. Stimulus bill could still come together, but hurdles remain

Where do stimulus negotiations stand after an important day? Well, at about the same place they were. The Senate did not advance a $500 billion stand-along bill for one piece of funding, but on Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will lead another vote on last month’s failed “skinny” stimulus bill — a restrained package that doesn’t contain money for another round of stimulus checks

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had given the

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Best Mobile Holiday Gifts in 2020

If you’re at a loss for what to buy your on-the-go friend or loved one, start with this handy list, which includes the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra and OtterBox phone cases.

It’s that holiday time of the year, where people start thinking about those in their orbits and what gifts to give them. For some, the task is simple. For others, however, it might as well be herculean–especially given we’re still in the midst of a pandemic. But don’t worry, if you have trouble finding gifts, TechRepublic has you covered. This time around we’re going to focus on those gifts pertaining to mobility–phones, laptops, and those things that help you while on the go. Hopefully this short list of ideas will jump-start your shopping for the season.





Acer Chromebook Spin 713

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For many, the most logical choice in laptops are Chromebooks because they were built with mobility in mind. ChromeOS is lightning fast, free of the complexity and vulnerabilities found in so many other operating systems, and they just work. So if you’re considering purchasing that loved one, friend, or co-worker a laptop, why not go for a Chromebook? You’ll get more bang for your buck

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Best mobile gifts in 2020

If you’re at a loss for what to buy your on-the-go friend or loved one, start with this handy list and let your imagination be inspired.

It’s that holiday time of the year, where people start thinking about those in their orbits and what gifts to give them. For some, the task is simple. For others, however, it might as well be herculean–especially given we’re still in the midst of a pandemic. But don’t worry, if you have trouble finding gifts, TechRepublic has you covered. This time around we’re going to focus on those gifts pertaining to mobility–phones, laptops, and those things that help you while on the go. Hopefully this short list of ideas will jump-start your shopping for the season.





Acer Chromebook Spin 713

Image: Acer

For many, the most logical choice in laptops are Chromebooks because they were built with mobility in mind. ChromeOS is lightning fast, free of the complexity and vulnerabilities found in so many other operating systems, and they just work. So if you’re considering purchasing that loved one, friend, or co-worker a laptop, why not go for a Chromebook? You’ll get more bang for your buck and the recipient will be up

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