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You don't need to apply or sign up for anything to get a stimulus check.

How to get a stimulus check from the US government, which could pay up to $1,200 if you qualify

You do not have to sign up or apply to get a stimulus check during the coronavirus pandemic. The process is automatic for most Americans who qualify.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Democrat of California.

Nancy Pelosi’s idea to retroactively lift the limit on state and local tax deductions would be almost useless for people who need the most help

Almost all the benefits of tossing out the SALT cap would go towards richer households — and not average Americans weathering the coronavirus fallout.

Here are the 19 US states that are in the best fiscal position for a recession

Some states have a stronger financial situation than others, based on fiscal data from the US Census Bureau.
You can donate up to $300 in cash to charity this year and claim a tax deduction.

As coronavirus spreads, the $2 trillion economic relief bill makes donating to charity more convenient than ever

Beginning with 2020 tax returns, taxpayers will be able to claim up to $300 in cash contributions to charity as a deduction without itemizing.

Senate Republicans slipped a tax break for wealthy real estate investors into the $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package

The measure will cut taxes for wealthy investors by an estimated $170 billion over the next decade, according to The New York Times.
There's plenty of free time to file taxes.

If you’re stuck at home for the foreseeable future, there’s no better time to do your taxes

Anyone who isn't sick or directly impacted by the coronavirus should use a few hours of their newfound free time to file taxes.
U.S. President Donald Trump leads the daily Coronavirus-related briefing at the White House in Washington

Trump says only a payroll tax cut ‘will make a big difference’ as coronavirus hits economy

The White House and Democrats have focused on separate economic policies, including potential business tax credits and paid sick leave for workers.
President Trump.

The Trump Organization reportedly bribed New York City tax officials to pay lower taxes on multiple properties

Two former tax assessors said they personally received illicit payments, and three former assessors said they had indirect knowledge of the payments.

Congress eyes tax relief and paid sick leave for Americans as coronavirus hits US economy

The proposals have become the latest sign of growing concern in Washington as the respiratory illness COVID-19 spreads.
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I love filing a joint tax return with my wife because it saves us a ton of money — and affirms our legal relationship

"My wife and I weren't able to file a joint federal tax return for the first 18 years we were married because the IRS didn't recognize our marriage."