The House of Representatives is expected to vote as early as Sunday — or possibly Monday, if dealmakers can’t finalize and arrangement — on a that’s reportedly set to include a for $600, and other . If the Senate and President Donald Trump also approve the in the next few days, how soon could the IRS and US Treasury begin sending your ?
Although the exact date the first new direct payments could be delivered depends on some very specific factors, we have a good idea when that might take place. For example, thewill likely be scheduled in waves according to different payment groups, similar to the first payments. We’ve mapped out some potential dates below, depending on who you are and where you .
Read on for more current information that could help a. (And if you’re curious, here’s how could be possible in the new year.) We recently updated this story with the latest information.
When will Congress say yes to a second stimulus check?
Congressional leaders continue to hammer out the details of a extension to this year’s federal budget runs out.that could include . The House of Representatives could vote on more aid Sunday, after the latest
“We’re not leaving here without a COVID package. It’s not gonna happen. We’re gonna stay here until we get a COVID package. No matter how long it takes, we’ll be here,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Dec. 15.
After President-elect Joe Biden is, the new administration could try again for a larger bill that could potentially include a , especially if the results of lean in the Democrats’ favor. That would mean that particular check would likely go out in February at the earliest. See the chart below for possible dates.
How long before the IRS could send the first new checks?
Once a new stimulus bill is approved, the IRS and Treasury could potentially rally the first batch of payments faster than last time. In August, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said it would take about a week from the time that another stimulus check is approved to the time the IRS could process the first batch.
“I can get out 50 million payments really quickly. A lot of it into people’s direct accounts,” Mnuchin said then.
Here’s one: Not everyone will get a payment at the same time. With the first check, the IRS divided stimulus payments into depending on the form in which you received the money, and other factors.
In the chart below, these speculative dates show when you might see a payment if Congress reaches an agreement this year. We also sketch out three other timelines if another bill becomes law after Biden.
Possible dates a second stimulus check could go out
|Scenario 1||Scenario 2||Scenario 3||Scenario 4|
|House passes final bill||Dec 20||Feb 1||March 1||April 5|
|Senate passes final bill||Dec 21||Feb 2||March 2||April 6|
|President signs||Dec 22||Feb 3||March 3||April 7|
|First direct deposits issued||Week of Jan 4||Week of Feb 8||Week of March 8||Week of April 12|
|First paper checks sent||Week of Jan 11||Week of Feb 16 (Feb 15 is Presidents Day)||Week of March 15||Week of April 19|
|First EIP cards sent||Week of Feb 8||Week of March 15||Week of April 12||Week of May 10|
Direct deposit, EIP card, paper check and you
The IRS sent out the first stimulus payments on a staggered timeline to different groups of people depending on how they were being paid: by direct deposit, paper check or. We dive more into the .