What you need to do to get the third stimulus payment of up to $1,400

Checks could go out in a matter of days after the American Rescue Plan is signed into law

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If all goes as planned, millions of Americans will soon be getting another stimulus payment. This time, it’s up to $1,400 for individuals, $2,800 for couples, and an additional $1,400 for dependents.

The payments under the American Rescue Plan, which was adopted by the Senate on Saturday, are the third and so far the largest of the payments sent to Americans under coronavirus relief packages over the last year.

Calculate how much you would get from the $1,400 (or more) coronavirus checks

The payments will be distributed by the IRS. By now, the agency has experience in delivering the money quickly to eligible individuals and families.

But, no doubt, there will be some glitches, which is to be expected given the number of payments that could be sent in a matter of days.

The IRS has said it will issue information and details on the distribution of this third payment once the bill is passed by Congress and signed into law by President Biden. The House is expected to vote on the measure Tuesday or Wednesday, and Biden has said he will move swiftly to distribute the relief.

Based on the last two rounds of stimulus payments, here are answers to some common questions.

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