You Might Lose Your $1,400 Stimulus Check If You File Your Taxes Now

This month, the IRS started accepting Americans' 2020 tax returns. Many people choose to send theirs in early 

Congress is currently working on another relief package, which includes the third stimulus that is expected to go out to millions of Americans who meet the eligibility requirements 

While the politicians are still deciding on what those requirements will be, they will either be the same or less than the ones used for the first two direct payments 

If you got the first two stimulus checks because your 2019 earnings met the requirements, but then last year you had some changes to your finances 

If you still need the check, your best bet is to hold off until Congress passes the new relief bill 

That's expected to happen in mid-to-late March, but as we've seen before, it can be delayed. With taxes due on April 15, you might cut it close 

Congress has set a March 14 deadline for getting a completed relief bill to President Joe Biden