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$1400 Stimulus Checks: 163 Million Checks Have Been Cut (So Far)

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The IRS is nearly finished distributing the $1,400 stimulus checks from the American Rescue Plan, and has since begun releasing information about the distribution of those payments.

In one table, the IRS announced which states received the most payments. In the table, titled Third Round Economic Impact Payments, it is revealed that 163.5 million payments were sent out altogether through June 5.

Of those, they were largely distributed most to the nation’s most populous states. California got the most, a total of about 18.4 million, followed by Texas with 13.6 million, Florida with 11.5 million, and New York with 9.7 million.

Pennsylvania got 6.5 million, Ohio 6.1 million, Illinois just over 6 million, Georgia 5.2 million, Michigan slightly above 5 million, Arizona 3.5 million, and Massachusetts about 3.2 million.

As for the states that got the least, Wyoming received 282,000 payments, Vermont got 339,000, Alaska received just 347,000, North Dakota got 362,637, and residents while Washington, D.C. received 308,777.

The IRS also released a chart showing how many of the 163.5 million payments went to people of each income level.

Of those payments, per the IRS, just under 1.5 million went to those with no reported adjusted gross income. The next bracket up, between $1 and $10,000, consisted of 22.6 million payments, the largest number of any bracket listed on the chart.

Just under 19 million payments went to those with incomes between $10,000 and $20,000, while another 18.5 million or so went to those with incomes between $20,000 and $30,000. A total of 16.2 million payments went to those with incomes between $30,000 and $40,000, with about 12.7 million going to those with incomes between $40,000 and $50,000.

About 10.2 million payments went to Americans with incomes between $50,000 and $60,000, just under 12 million payments went to those with incomes of between $60,000 and $75,000. An additional 10.7 million went to those between $75,000 and $100.000.

A total of 13.7 million payments went to Americans with incomes between $100,000 and $200,000, and due to a phaseout for higher-income individuals, just 127,751 payments went to those with incomes of $200,000 or more.

In addition, a large number of payments- more than 26 million – went to those whose adjusted gross income was not available.

“The 2021 credit is reduced proportionally as a taxpayer’s adjusted gross income (AGI) exceeds a threshold and rises to a full phase-out amount. The threshold and full phase-out amounts are $150,000 and $160,000 in the case of a joint return or qualifying widow or widower, $112,500 and $120,000 in the case of a head of household, and $75,000 and $80,000 otherwise,” the IRS said in its explanation of the phaseout.

Stephen Silver, a technology writer for The National Interest, is a journalist, essayist and film critic, who is also a contributor to The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philly Voice, Philadelphia Weekly, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Living Life Fearless, Backstage magazine, Broad Street Review and Splice Today. The co-founder of the Philadelphia Film Critics Circle, Stephen lives in suburban Philadelphia with his wife and two sons. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenSilver.

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Stephen Silver is a journalist, essayist, and film critic, who is also a contributor to Philly Voice, Philadelphia Weekly, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Living Life Fearless, Backstage magazine, Broad Street Review, and Splice Today. The co-founder of the Philadelphia Film Critics Circle, Stephen lives in suburban Philadelphia with his wife and two sons. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenSilver.

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  1. Susan justice

    July 2, 2021 at 11:25 am

    We are on social security and have not received our third check. Our income is in the bracket and we filed our taxes in February.

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