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Coronavirus stimulus payments begin April 9, but some won’t receive checks until September

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The Internal Revenue Service plans to send electronic payments April 9, as part of the $2 trillion coronavirus law, which is a week sooner than expected, according to a plan circulated internally on Wednesday.

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But $30 million in paper checks for millions of other Americans won’t start being sent out until April 24, as the government lacks their banking information, some of which won’t reach people until September. The news comes as unemployment in the U.S. soars, with more than 10 million claims filed in March.

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