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Finance chief: $51M stimulus checks remitted

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SECRETARY of Finance David DLG Atalig on Friday said his department has distributed over $51 million of economic impact payments, or stimulus checks.

Variety incorrectly reported on Monday that the amount was for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance/Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation.

“I believe we’ve already remitted more than $51 million in stimulus checks,” Atalig said, adding that his department is still releasing stimulus checks on a weekly basis.

“We had estimated about $54 million to $55 million that we projected we’ll be releasing, [but] as people submit their 2019 [tax] returns…I expect to have another few million dollars just for stimulus based [on] their 2019 tax returns,” he said.

“Some people…did not file their taxes at all, but once they do file and they do qualify, we will release [their stimulus checks] to them.”

As for the issues that have been raised by community members regarding their tax returns, Secretary Atalig said, “Once people clear up any deficiencies or any issues regarding their tax returns, [the department will] release [those] stimulus checks.”

The U.S. Treasury increased the total available funding for  Commonwealth stimulus checks by $7.6 million for a total of $54.7 million.

Over 27,000 stimulus checks amounting to roughly $42.7 million have been distributed. This first batch of checks included all eligible recipients processed without error as of May 12.

In June, Division of Revenue and Taxation Director Tracy Norita said approximately 2,000 more stimulus checks had been released.

For more information about the economic impact payments or stimulus checks, contact the Department of Finance-Division of Revenue and Taxation by calling 664-1000 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The dedicated phone lines for stimulus check inquiries are 664-1013/1067/1090/1000.

The filing deadline for 2019 tax returns was July 15.

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