WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Americans should start receiving direct payments from the U.S. government in mid-April to help cope with the coronavirus pandemic, but some may not get the money until mid-September, according to a congressional committee.
FILE PHOTO: A person in a mask walks on a nearly empty street in the coronavirus outbreak near the Treasury Department in Washington, U.S. March 30, 2020. Picture taken March 30, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo
The Trump administration is expected to distribute 60 million payments of up to $1,200 per individual using bank deposit information from 2018 and 2019 federal income tax filings during the week of April 13, according to a memo from Democrats on the House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee.
It will not begin to send out paper checks to those who do not have bank deposit information on file until about 21 days later, around May 4, according to the memo, which was reviewed by Reuters.
The Internal Revenue Service…