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Three rounds of stimulus checks. See how many went out and for how much.


While you may have heard them referred to as stimulus checks, the Economic Impact Payments were for the most part direct deposited into bank accounts or sent out as bank cards. More than 472 million payments totaling $803 billion in financial relief went to households impacted by the pandemic. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) based the amounts that individuals received on income, tax filing status, and number of children (or qualifying dependents, like a relative). 

NOTE: If you did not receive an Economic Impact Payment in 2020 or 2021, or you have questions about the payments, please visit the Internal Revenue Service for more information.

How much was paid in each of the three rounds?

Round 1, March 2020: $1,200 per income tax filer, $500 per child (CARES Act)

Round 2, December 2020: $600 per income tax filer, $600 per child (Consolidated Appropriations Act)

Round 3, March 2021: $1,400 per income tax filer, $1,400 per child (American Rescue Plan Act)


American Rescue Plan act (round 3) amount of payments: $389, 928,924; number of payments: 163,522,770. Consolidated Appropriations Act (round 2) amount of payments: $141,471,824; number of payments: 146,547,277. CARES Act (round 3) amount of payments: $146,547,277; number of payments: 161,943,888

Source: Internal Revenue Service, data is as of June 2021

How much did people and businesses get from other pandemic programs?

See how much unemployment was paid out through these three programs.

The Emergency Broadband Benefit program helped 7.6 million households connect to the internet.

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