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Paper Stimulus Checks Delayed to Add President Trump's Signature

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    Individuals and couples who choose not to receive their stimulus checks via direct deposit will likely have to wait longer due to President Trump's decision to add his name to all paper checks. The decision will delay the mailing of paper checks by a minimum of two weeks and perhaps longer.

    Trump's name won't be in the signature box, but President Donald J. Trump will instead be printed below a line that reads “Economic Impact Payment.”

    While I can't say I'm surprised by President Trump's desire to have his name on the paper checks, I am saddened that he chose to delay the release of money to Americans who desperately need it. Many people don't have direct deposit set up with the IRS because they simply don't have a bank account. They can be the most vulnerable citizens in our country and a delay of even two weeks can be catastrophic for them.

    However, if you do have a bank account and wish receive your stimulus check via direct deposit then you can head to the IRS stimulus portal and update your information. However, you will need to file your 2019 taxes before being able to proceed.

    *Update/Correction* This thread says the decision will delay the mailing of checks by a minimum of two weeks. That is incorrect. The first round of paper checks were always supposed to be sent out weeks after the stimulus law was signed. The decision to add President Trump's signature to the checks added a minimum of three days on top of the original two weeks.

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    I heard about this a few weeks ago but hoped it wasn't true. I agree its an unnecessary move that is clearly motivated by politics over getting people money as quickly as possible, especially for those that need it the most. Tone deaf choice in my opinion, to say the least.
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    Agreed. Political power moves should never come in the way of helping Americans who are desperately in need, especially in an unprecedented time such as this one. Priority should be geared toward the people's best interest and no one else's.
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    This is ridiculous.. People need these checks more than anything right now. To keep them from going out for any reason, let alone something as unnecessary as a name on them, is insanity. A 2 week hold is going to upset a ton of people, though hopefully direct deposit will be for majority of cases.
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    PentagonWall Wrote: This is ridiculous.. People need these checks more than anything right now. To keep them from going out for any reason, let alone something as unnecessary as a name on them, is insanity. A 2 week hold is going to upset a ton of people, though hopefully direct deposit will be for majority of cases.
    What's so infuriating is that the two week hold is just the beginning. Then only a small number of actual checks will be mailed out in a given day due to the fact that the IRS can only make so many checks in a given day. So it may be months before some people actually get a check. It's just unacceptable.
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    Total lie, totally fake news, there will be absolutely no delay in stimulous checks due to the fact that the presidents name is being added. Just another example of deception from the left.
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    Robert Wrote: Total lie, totally fake news, there will be absolutely no delay in stimulous checks due to the fact that the presidents name is being added. Just another example of deception from the left.

    Unfortunately, this is not "fake news" or "another example of deception from the left."

    Contrary to what some conservative media have been reporting, the IRS has not refuted the original Washington Post report. They did issue a statement after the report was published halfheartedly claiming paper checks will go out on time, but Chad Hooper, a quality-control manager who is also president of the IRS’s Professional Managers Association, threw cold water on that claim by saying “any last-minute request like this will create a downstream snarl that will result in a delay.”

    However, I will say the "two week delay" I discussed in my original thread was a misunderstanding on my part. The first round of checks were always going to take two plus weeks to get out. This delay added an additional few days to the two week delay before the first checks would be mailed out.

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    This is even more disturbing than fake news.... The fact that the original post by JaredS conveniently mentions his complete misunderstanding at the bottom of this original post.... The same post he should have just deleted or made it accurate from the get! Even more disturbing is that 4 of you made comments without even reading JaredS post in its entirety! Making comments based on only the beginning of JaredS irresponsible post. Sheeple or People hmmm? Stop causing resentment with your Demon-cratic manipulated statements JaredS