Magic Valley Residents Can Now Track COVID-19 Relief Payments
For those that have been waiting to hear about when they will be receiving their Coronavirus, government relief payment, there is now a way to track that information.
The Internal Revenue Service has launched its "Get My Payment" tool, which will give people the proper avenue to track when the expected pandemic relief funds will be available. The additional payout was part of the $2.2 trillion economic stimulus bill signed by President Trump weeks ago.
My wife and I received our payment on Tuesday, April 14. It was direct-deposited into the same account the IRS posted our 2019 tax refund to. Those who have already set up direct-deposit with the IRS for refund purposes, can expect the COVID-19 relief payment deposited in similar fashion in the coming days.
With so many people out of work due to layoffs and national stay-at-home orders, the additional money will no doubt help families and small businesses in the short term. Governor Brad Little on Wednesday extended Idaho's stay-at-home order through April 30, 2020.
An additional $600 weekly unemployment stimulus payment is also expected to begin impacting those who are collecting benefits soon. The IRS has listed the materials you'll need if you haven't already set up direct deposit, or finished filing, on its website.
The filing deadline has been extended to July 15, 2020.