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Stimulus checks: How much has the IRS distributed?

How to get your stimulus check faster
Posted at 9:13 AM, May 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-26 10:13:36-04

WACO, TX — Nearly 258 billion dollars has been distributed with the first round of Economic Impact Payments (EIP), better known as stimulus checks.

The IRS making their third announcement on May 22 estimating a staggering 152 million Americans have received their stimulus checks, which means 24.5 million checks have been pocketed by Americans since the IRS's last update on May 8.

Numbers from the latest announcement confirming nearly 46% of Americans have received their checks.

Though many in the Central Texas area, who believe they are eligible, have yet to receive theirs.

According to data from the IRS, Texas comes in second behind California when comparing the numbers from all states and U.S. foreign territories, for having received the most stimulus checks, at over 12 million, which totals over 21 billion dollars.

If someone believes they are eligible for a stimulus check and still have yet to receive it, the IRS has provided the platform, Get My Payment, which allows users to check on the status of their checks, and input pertinent information.

The IRS also has two numbers for those who would instead like to call the agency, (800)-919-9835 or (800)-829-1040.

The second round of stimulus checks proposed in connection to the HEROES Act (at the time of this article publish) have yet to be officially passed by the Senate.