April 7, 2021

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New batch of $1,400 stimulus checks includes ‘plus-up’ payments

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A third batch of $1,400 stimulus checks has been sent, which this time includes “plus-up” payments for people who are eligible for more money now that their 2020 tax returns have been processed.

The latest payments bring the total number of checks issued to more than 130 million, representing a total of about $335 billion, according to the IRS.

The third batch included more than 4 million payments worth more than $10 billion. Those payments had an official payment date of March 31, but could have been received earlier, according to the tax agency.

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