Earlier this year, Congress passed a $2 trillion stimulus package to provide financial relief to individuals and small businesses due to the economic impact of COVID-19. Over the weekend, a second $900 billion package was approved in a non-partisan fashion in the house and senate. Here are some of the key components:
- $600 direct checks to most Americans. This amount will phase out for single filers making $75,000 or more and joint filers making $150,000 or more.
- $600 per dependent child. Again, with phase-outs as outlined above. Dependents over the age of 16 are not eligible…excluding college students and disabled adults.
- Additional $300 of weekly unemployment payments. These additional unemployment benefits will last 11 weeks.
- $280 billion of additional PPP (Paycheck Protection Program). Most of this is directed to small businesses.
Other areas receive funds including $25 billion for rental assistance and an extension of the eviction moratorium; $13 billion for food stamps and child nutrition; $1.8 billion in tax credits for businesses to provide paid leave; and support for airlines, theater operators, and small performance venues. Details about the timing of distributions should be available before the end of the year.
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COVID Stimulus – Part 2
- $600 direct checks to most Americans.
- $600 per dependent child.
- Additional $300 of weekly unemployment payments.
- $280 billion of additional PPP (Paycheck Protection Program).
Stewart H. Welch, III, CFP, AEP, is the founder of THE WELCH GROUP, LLC, which specializes in providing fee-only investment management and financial advice to families throughout the United States. He is the author or co-author of six books, including J.K. Lasser’s New Rules for Estate, Retirement and Tax Planning- 6th Edition (John Wiley & Sons, Inc.); THINK Like a Self-Made Millionaire; and 100 Tips for Creating a Champagne Retirement on a Shoestring Budget.
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