We are so excited that the American Rescue Plan has authorized a third round of stimulus payments–offering an essential lifeline to so many people struggling during the pandemic and their dependents. We are hopeful that people, particularly non-filers, do not face the same significant obstacles getting the $1400 dependent payments like they did for the first stimulus payments. Those issues are outlined in the Complaint we filed with our partners at Villanova Tax Law Clinic and Berger Montague in McGruder v. Mnuchin, 20-cv-03590 last summer.
More details about the case are available in the following articles:
New Data Reveal How Many Poor Americans Were Deprived of $500 Stimulus Payment for Their Children Washington Post June 30 2020
A Second $1200 Stimulus Check Is Likely, But the IRS Still Hasn’t Ironed Out All the Glitches from the First One Washington Post July 27 2020
IRS Reverses Course, Will Send Payments to Low-income and Disabled Parents Who Didn’t Get $500 for Their Children Washington Post August 14 2020