New proposed legislation could give more than a quarter-million Americans a fresh round of stimulus checks.
Oregon Democratic lawmakers have finally introduced a bill after months of hammering out a plan.
Originally, Oregon lawmakers in the spring flirted with legalization that aimed to send up to $2,000 stimulus payments to essential workers and give $1,200 to unemployed residents who returned to work.
It was then said to be scaled down to $1,000 in January.
Now the one-time payments have been brought down to $600 in a plan that’s now estimated to cost the state $180million.
It comes after California residents had until February 15 to claim the state’s $1,100 stimulus check.
Stimulus Check News: IRS To Deal With The Backlogs
The IRS has continued to deal with the backlog of tax returns.
There are some other moves you can try to check the status of it if you are still owed a refund.
First, you can use the IRS “Where’s my refund” tool, or check the status by looking at your online account information with the agency.
Another thing you can try is to give the IRS a call at 1-800-829-1040 to see what’s going on if you feel it’s been way too long.
In most cases, no further action is needed beyond checking the status of your refund. If the IRS needs more information, it will send you a letter.
Hundreds of thousands of workers could be getting another round of stimulus payments.
In Oregon, Democratic lawmakers are said to be “reviving” a proposal that would provide essential employees with a $1,000 stimulus check.
The payments would help residents who worked during the height of the pandemic, Oregon Live reported.