Today is Columbus Day, so here’s why you won’t be getting a stimulus check in the mail.


AMERICANS awaiting stimulus checks shouldn’t waste their time watching for the mailman today.

That’s because post offices around the country are closed down on Monday, October 11, in honor of Columbus Day, also declared as Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

The only mail services citizens can expect to receive today are Holiday Premium mail and Priority Mail Express.

The USPS will re-open their doors the following day, October 12, at the usual times.

The opening hours vary depending on location, so residents should check times beforehand.

The one-day mail delay comes as many Americans await stimulus checks being sent out by states in lieu of a fourth round of payments from the federal government.

However, more federal stimulus checks could be in the pipeline with a potential tax overhaul which could raise enough cash for two more rounds of $1,400 payments.

After approving President Joe Biden’s $3.5trillion domestic spending package, Democrats are now set to draft a massive social spending package.

It’s likely to be funded by tax hikes on the wealthiest Americans, investors, and large companies, Business Insider reports.

Biden has proposed a 28 percent corporate rate – higher than the current 21 percent level.

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Kyle Pomerleau, a tax expert at the American Enterprise Institute, told NBC News the tax changes could raise $800billion.

That’s enough money for the government to finance two more $1,400 stimulus checks – similar to the ones most Americans received in the $1.9trillion Biden stimulus law during the Covid pandemic.

Meanwhile, struggling Americans who missed out on 2020 stimulus checks have been given a deadline date to apply for their unreceived funds.

Some people didn’t receive the first two rounds of relief that began back in April last year, while others received less than they should have.

Now Americans can claim their Recovery Rebate Credit – ideally before the October 15 tax extension deadline.

Although Friday is the last date to file in a “timely” manner, the IRS does offer up three years from the due date of the return to submit and receive a refund.

“This means you can file your return and receive your Recovery Rebate Credit through April 15, 2024,” Mark Steber, chief tax information officer at Jackson Hewitt said.

Those who missed out on the third stimulus check can’t claim it on their 2020 return as it was sent out in 2021.

But the IRS say it will be released automatically using information from last year once the claim is filed and if not, taxpayers can claim it on their 2021 tax return.

Some missed out on substantial cash with the first stimulus check,… Brinkwire Brief News.


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