Some citizens are still waiting for the first stimulus check to be paid. Can the payment be received and collected during Columbus Day?
Last March, the US Government signed the CARES Act, the largest economic bailout in the history of the country. Through this, relief was offered to face the economic and labor crisis that brought with it the still latent outbreak of coronavirus.
Without a doubt, one of the greatest benefits was the distribution of a stimulus check of $1,200 per individual and up to $2,400 for joint declarations. According to the most recent report from the U.S. Department of the Treasury, in conjunction with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), more than 160 million Americans received the payment in a satisfactory manner.
Of course, there are still citizens waiting for the payment of this first round of stimulus checks, so the question has begun to arise, can the payment be received and collected today (Columbus Day)?
Stimulus Check: Can payment be received and collected on Columbus Day?
Well, the answer is quite simple. Since it is a national holiday, both banks and delivery services choose to stop working, so no, during Columbus Day you will not be able to receive and cash your first stimulus check.
That said, there’s not much to do but wait for Columbus Day to end so that activities can resume and IRS recipients who haven’t received their first check can receive their payment as soon as possible.
Will there be a second stimulus check?
Negotiations for a new stimulus package are still on the table, and while it is unlikely that there will be approval before the presidential election scheduled for November 3, U.S. President Donald Trump has been optimistic about offering a second round of checks to Americans.