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Stimulus Round 3 – Projected Calendar

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When will the next stimulus payments be sent?

The stimulus checks are almost in the mail. After the bill is signed, it could be several more days to move into the payment phase. Like in the past, people who already have direct deposit information on file with the IRS will be up first. Paper checks and EIP debit cards will start coming out on staggered dates following that. Our best guesses based on prior timelines for stimulus are in the projected calendar below. The prior stimulus payment time frames were pretty fast for most people.

Round 3: The President will sign the bill on Friday. There are some procedural things that need to happen before money starts rolling out. We detail more below.

Prior Stimulus Timeline (Round 2): Trump signed the last bill on Sunday, December 27th 2021 and direct deposits starting hitting peoples accounts 3 days later on Wednesday, December 30th, 2021.

Let’s talk Stimulus Round 3

We are taking a break from tax refunds. Let’s look at the next stimulus package for a Round 3 stimulus. It is the bill that most people support with a $1400 direct payment to certain individuals. The Senate still has to move the bill forward through some tricky pushback territory from some Senators and vote before the President will sign. We won’t get into the political hoops that need to be jumped through, but are hopeful the Round 3 stimulus direct payments and extension of unemployment benefits will pass before 3/14. The hurdle is related to a federal minimum wage tacked on to the bill. There is a layer of confusion for the IRS to process these stimulus payments right smack in the middle of tax season. This remains to be seen.  But might get sticky based on the income brackets that will be used (2019 income vs 2020 income limits.) If you made more money in one or the other, you could be disqualified for stimulus round three. There will be some catches and we will cover those soon. Here are some key points.

  • College Students over 17 should be included in round three.
  • Income limits will be the same or very similar in the new stimulus.
  • Money to help state and local government to setup additional programs.
  • Food stamp increases extended.
  • Unemployment increases extended.
House Votes to adopt Stimulus Plan (Updated 3/10/20201 2:30pm EST)

With a final vote of 220 for and 211 against, the Stimulus Plan has passed the House of Representatives and will be sent to the President for his signature. This is expected to happen within the next couple of days.

House Votes on Stimulus Plan (Updated 3/10/20201 1:00pm EST)

The House is voting on the bill any moment today. the tax refund conversation. It could be a few days to signature by the President and then it’s in the hands of the IRS.

The Senate Passes Revised Stimulus Plan (Updated 3/6/2021)

On Saturday March 6th, the senate passed their version of the next Covid-19 Relief Bill that is set to include a third round of Stimulus checks. For the most part, the bill still contains the fundamentals of the original bill such as $1400 stimulus checks and unemployment increases. However, the details have changed as far as income eligibility and cutoffs. As it stands , individuals who make up to $75,000 (or $150,000 for couples) are eligible for the full $1400 stimulus checks and then decreases until it is completely cutoff at $80,000 for individuals and $160,000 for couples. Other major changes have now reduced the unemployment boost from $400 to the current $300 and the minimum wage hike has been completely eliminated. The bill will still need to go back to the House of Representatives for final approval before it can be sent to the president’s desk and signed into law. The IRS had said earlier this month that they have been keeping and eye on the bill so they can be prepared to distribute the stimulus payments, which could be as little as a few days to a week based on the previous distribution.

Delivery Date of Stimulus Round Three payments.

The delivery date of stimulus round three payments is still in question. We will keep posting as updates come in. Here is our guess as to when you might see stimulus payments for round three. We will publish the new timeline as the dates become more firm.

ActivityProjected DateProjected Direct Deposit Date
Stimulus check passes CongressWednesday 3/10/2021Monday
3/22/2021
Stimulus bill signed into lawFriday
3/12/2021
Tuesday
March 23
First Round 3 Direct Deposits sentWeek of March 22ndWeek of March 29
Stimulus Round 3 Paper Checks sentWeek of March 29thWeek of April 5th
Stimulus Round 3 EIP Cards SentWeek of April 5thWeek of April 12th
IRS Deadline to Finish Round 3 Stimulus PaymentsDecember
12/31/2021
December
12/31/2021
Claims for Missing Stimulus Round 3 paymentsMay 3rdMay 3rd
This is our guess based on prior timelines for Stimulus Round Three Dates

Sign Up for Direct Deposit

To make sure you get the stimulus round three quickly, be sure to sign up for direct deposit when you file your 2020 tax return and do so quickly. This will make sure the IRS has your correct account information.

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What Others Are Saying

  1. Kamisha

    I’m wonder why I cant get my refund unemployed money I’m supposed to good amount


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  2. Ronald Evans

    I’m thinking suicide. Right as we speak. I cry every night. My savings have disappeared before my eyes. Shut off notices. Can’t pay for my medications. Can’t buy food. Selling things out of my apartment. I don’t know how to steal anything. I’m so upset. I’m tired of this. I keep looking at a bottle of pills that I have in my drawer. Trying to decide how I want to die. I hate this fuckin country.


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  3. 1angry1

    So I filed later this year thinking all the little “kinks” would be worked out by the time I filed (2/26)….and I was wrong…..I’m still waiting for my refund and my 3rd STIMULUS check………I understand they are overwhelmed with so many returns/refunds but that doesn’t give the IRS the right to outright lie to the public on every call…!!!! They just don’t know the action of TRANSPARENTCY!


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  4. Kay

    Sooooooo after a long long long 10 weeks i finally got my refund, When will my EIP3 amount update? I’m owed for 3 dependents and I want my money. smh. Any answers will help


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  5. dominic

    @Big Walt: hard working person right here! STILL no stimulus!!!


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  6. Jessica

    @BETTY: that makes two of us! the irs , us treasury and unemployment all need to get on the same damn page and communicate within each other this way things wouldn’t be as screwed up like they are making our lives more difficult!


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  7. Lionel

    @Kate: i got the same answer but no check i think this week


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  8. Kate

    The IRS website says my third stimulus will be mailed March 26th. Who else has received that same message and received their check in the mail?


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  9. Big Walt

    I was supposed to get my 3rd stimulus check on March 17th got changed to March 26th still havent recieved my stimulus it frustrates me i work everyday people who font work have gotten theirs not fair to working tax paying citizens


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  10. Bubba

    I am a retirement person and they said they going to mail the stimulus check on the 26th and I looked on my informed delivery it doesn’t seem I doesn’t see anything on there


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  11. Rockie road

    Does the people on disability that had their money direct deposit last 2 times get a check this time and how do we know if the web site still said unavailable


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  12. agirl1030

    @Day: my point i have new dd info no tax return but a stimulus


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  13. Mj hickey

    Hello
    I have been a hard working tax payer for 37 years and never jad an issue with my taxes up until last year. I still jabemt received my first or 2nd stimulus money. I didnt file 2018 until 2019. And recieved my federal but not my stimulus. I recieved a letter from the irs apologizing for it and said it saying to claim the credit this year so I wemt through h&r block and my taxes were accepted but now they are unpostable. Ive never been more frusterated and disappointed in our government than I am right now. I had a lot riding on receiving my payments and have lost everything. Now I am homeless and unemployed. And the IRS cannot give me an explanation of why. It took 8 months to receive my return last year. I jad to identify my identity. Which I did and it makes me feel they are purposely doing this so I sont receive my payments


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  14. JDStim

    I filed mine on 3/3, accepted 3/4, received my refund late yesterday afternoon. Used Turbo Tax and paid the filing fees upfront.


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  15. Day

    @BETTY: same here I’m wondering if I will get my stimulus even if they haven’t approved my tax return


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  16. BETTY

    I FILED MY 2020 REFUND.ON FEB 10 2021 ,GOT ACCEPTED ON FEB 10.BUT STILL PROCESSING.NO LETTER OR NOTHING FAX CODE 152.

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  17. JazzyJ

    @Sugarfoot: im wondering same


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  18. NezzieNeedsToKnow

    Will people who filed and paid out of their return be affected again and have to wait? Because that was a wreck….


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  19. irsbitchymoods

    My tax advocate is a angel from God! She just told the IRS to expedite my taxes immediately they will expedite my refund tomorrow in Phoniex at the IRS. She even updated my ADDRESS! Thats why I never received second stimulus it didn’t have apartment number and was sent back. My husband and I been on our knees praying, and guess what my eyes are open now. I must stay on knees praying every single day.


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  20. Lee

    @Sugarfoot: good question


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  21. Moonpie

    I never got my first or second stimulus check so I just file credit it’s not fair for us 45648


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  22. Sugarfoot

    My question is if we had fees taken out and hr block has their account info listed under the direct deposit. Where is my stimulus going?


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  23. Carlene72

    @Just askin: That was exactly what I was going to ask. My 17 year old is in the 11th grade.


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  24. Just askin

    Was “college students UNDER 17” a typo? That’s few to none.


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