Courtesy of fbi.gov
Courtesy of fbi.gov

The second round of coronavirus economic relief payments has begun, with paper checks being mailed out starting Wednesday, the Treasury Department said.

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin tweeted late Tuesday that the department “has delivered a payment file to the Federal Reserve for Americans’ Economic Impact Payments.”

“These payments may begin to arrive in some accounts by direct deposit as early as tonight and will continue into next week,” Mnuchin said.

A $600 direct payment has been slated for individuals who earned up to $75,000 last year, while couples that earned up to $150,000 and filed jointly would receive $1,200. Those with children will also receive an additional $600 for each qualifying child younger than 17.

To check payment status in the coming days, go to http://IRS.gov/GetMyPayment.

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