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Resources: Stimulus Checks, Taxes, Unemployment

Tax information

In the midst of tax season and all the changes that COVID-19 brings to household finances, check out these resources as you send off your forms and await your returns. 

Stimulus Check Calculator

 Intuit Turbotax offers a free online calculator to estimate how much you can expect to receive on your Economic Impact Payment (also known as a "stimulus check"). Americans may expect a check payment or direct deposit payment beginning in mid April. 

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Be Aware of Stimulus Scams

The stimulus payment is intended to help relieve financial pressure Americans are facing due to the Coronavirus outbreak. You deserve your benefits. Don't fall victim to these stimulus payment scams the IRS warns about.

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Know Who is Eligible

According to the IRS website, "the payments, also referred to by some as stimulus payments, are automatic for most taxpayers. No further action is needed by taxpayers who filed tax returns in 2018 and 2019 and most seniors and retirees." Visit the Economic Impact Payments Information Center for information about eligibility, payment amounts, what to expect, when to expect it and more.

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Unemployment Claims in Florida

There is a new website to apply for unemployment benefits. This version allows one to apply through their phone.

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Health Insurance & Unemployment or Reduction in Work Hours

If you recently lost their job-based health plan, you may may be eligible for a Special Enrollment Period if you lost coverage in the past 60 days or they expect to lose coverage in the next 60 days. If you have reduced work hours and are enrolled in a Marketplace plan, you would have 30 days to report household income changes, to qualitfy for savings.

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