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IRS slow to tell taxpayers how to get stimulus checks: People ‘need these payments ASAP’

in Economy

The Internal Revenue Service has not released information on how people should prepare to get the checks Congress promised when it passed a $2.2 trillion economic stimulus package last week.

The IRS says it will deposit your stimulus check to your bank account or mail it to your address based on your 2019 or 2018 filed tax return. But if you need to change or update your information – ensuring you’ll receive it sooner and in the right place – they have no answers on how to fix that yet.

The checks should be $1,200 for most adults and $500 for most dependents. At the section of the IRS website meant for coronavirus updates, which the IRS has directed people to visit, it specifically says there is no new information on the checks.

Continue Reading on The Sacramento Bee

California shouldn’t waste time appealing Trump tax return ruling

in Local Roundup

There was never a good reason for California to try punishing President Trump by requiring candidates to disclose their income tax returns in order to appear on the primary election ballot. But life in our virtual one-party state meant that a state law was passed anyway to do exactly that. Fortunately, a judge struck it down.

Alex Padilla, California’s secretary of state, is bent on saving the law. So is Gov. Gavin Newsom, who informed a federal court of his intention to file an appeal. Both men should cut it out and focus on the state’s more important business.

Senate Bill 27, introduced by Sens. Mike McGuire, D-Healdsburg and Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, was similar to a bill vetoed by Gov. Jerry Brown in 2017.

Continue Reading on The Orange County Register

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