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CARES Act Stimulus Payments

Produced by Massachusetts Law Reform Instituate
Created June 2022

In 2020 and 2021, the government sent sending “stimulus” payments to most taxpayers and their families because the Coronavirus caused so many people to lose their income. People also call these payments, “Economic Impact” or “Recovery” payments. These are all different names for the same payment.

Learn more about these payments on the U.S. Treasury's website.

Most people have received their stimulus payments. 

If you think you are missing a payment, go to the IRS website to learn more about claiming a credit on your 2020 or 2021 federal tax returns.

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