Stimulus check facts: Payment amount, eligibility, IRS schedule to send a second direct payment

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


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new stimulus package that includes another round of direct payments looks increasingly unlikely to happen before the Nov. 3 election. That uncertainty means we still don’t know when to expect a check if you qualify, but we’ve identified the key facts to know right now as the negotiations continue.

For further information, we break down how federal taxes figure into stimulus payments and how the IRS calculates stimulus payments. You can also use our stimulus calculator to estimate what a second payment could look like. This story was recently updated.

1. There’s hope a stimulus bill will still happen

There was optimism that there would be an agreement on the substance of a larger package by Friday to allow for the chance of final legislation prior to the Nov. 3 election, but such an agreement did not materialize.

“The fact is that the president has been back and forth: ‘Stop the negotiations,”http://www.cnet.com/”Oh, I want more money than Nancy,”http://www.cnet.com/”I hope she’ll agree with me,”http://www.cnet.com/” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday. “But he has to talk to the Senate Republicans.”

Politico reported Friday that Democrats

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