Congress passed the $2 Trillion Stimulus bill that will help with the economic crisis caused by the Cornavirus pandemic.
What Does This Mean For You?
This means that single tax payers will receive $1,200 each and couples will receive $2,400. For each dependent taxpayers will receive an additional $500 for each qualifying child.
When Will You Receive The Money?
The checks and direct deposits are set to reach taxpayers within the next 3 weeks so keep your eyes open for your direct deposit or paper check to arrive. If you owe back child support you can expect to not receive a stimulus check. Those that are on social security are still eligible to get the cash though.
Will you get another check?
Although under the current bill, this is just a one time payment and no further checks are set to be disbursed. It is possible that there will be another bill passed later on, releasing more funds to the taxpayers. Everyone with a social security number is eligible to receive this relief funding as long as you were not claimed as a dependent on someone else’s tax return.
Didn’t file your 2019 tax return yet?
If you did not file your 2019 tax return yet, then the irs will look at your 2018 tax return to determine the amount you are eligible to receive. Single tax payers who made less than $75,000 and couples who made less than $150,000 will receive the full amount. If your total gross income is above the threshold amount then your stimulus payment would go down $5 for every $100.
Legislation to provide direct financial checks to many Americans, expand unemployment insurance, offer health-care providers additional resources
Lawmakers struck a $2 trillion stimulus deal early Wednesday that includes sending checks directly to individuals amid the coronavirus crisis — but it will likely take until at least May before the money goes out. Under the plan as it was being negotiated, single Americans would receive $1,200, married couples would get $2,400, and parents would see $500 for each child under age 17.
However, the payments would start to phase out for individuals with adjusted gross incomes of more than $75,000, and those making more than $99,000 would not qualify at all. The thresholds are doubled for couples.About 90% of Americans would be eligible to receive full or partial payments, according to estimates by the Tax Policy Center. Lawmakers set aside $250 billion for the so-called recovery rebates.
Qualifying income levels will be based on 2019 federal tax returns, if already filed, and otherwise on 2018 returns. (Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin earlier this month delayed the filing deadline until July 15.) There are provisions in the bill to include those who don’t earn enough to file returns, but some people may be missed, said Howard Gleckman, a senior fellow at the center.
Under the legislation being negotiated, lower- and middle-income Americans would receive just over two-thirds of the benefits, Gleckman said. An earlier version of the bill would have given lower-income households less or no assistance.
As for Mnuchin’s recent promise to send the checks in two weeks, that’s not likely to happen.
The Internal Revenue Service has sent out economic stimulus checks before, and although those plans were slightly different, they can offer some insight into how long the process might take.
“Certainly from what we’ve seen in the past, it’s taken a pretty significant amount of time to get checks out after a policy is put in place,” said Erica York, an economist at the Tax Foundation. In 2001, it took six weeks for the IRS to start sending out rebate checks authorized by President George W. Bush’s tax cut. Then in 2008, amid the Great Recession, it took three months for the checks to start going out after the law was signed by Bush. In that case, Americans were required to file their tax return first, in order to get the check. Once they filed their return, it took between eight and 12 weeks to see the money.
Those that had authorized a direct deposit into their bank account likely received their money faster. Those deposits were made over a three-week period in 2008, while paper checks were sent through the mail over a 10-week period, York said.
It’s likely that Americans would receive the stimulus payments faster this time around because more of them file electronically and provide the IRS with their bank information, Gleckman said. Some 88% of individual returns were filed electronically in 2018, compared to 58% in 2008.
But there are other factors that may slow the process. Even absent the coronavirus challenges, the agency is working with a smaller budget and less staff than it had in 2010. Now, because of the coronavirus, the agency has shut down its in-person taxpayer assistance centers located across the country at a time when people are sure to have questions about the emergency checks and other changes.
Treasury announced last week that it is pushing back the tax return deadline to July 15. Additionally, Congress created a new tax credit designed to refund businesses that are offering their employees coronavirus-related paid leave.
“It’s just a recipe for confusion,” said Nina Olson, who served as the IRS’s National Taxpayer Advocate from 2001 to 2019.
“There can be a lot of complexity involved in something as simple as sending a checkout,” Olson added.
First, the IRS will have to calculate each person’s payment amount. Then, it will need the correct direct deposit information or mailing addresses. To get the money to people who don’t usually file tax returns, it might have to request that information from the Social Security Administration or Veterans Affairs. In 2008, those people were required to file a return anyway in order to get their rebates.
Meanwhile, the IRS will inevitably be fielding calls from Americans concerned about when their check will arrive and whether they took all the necessary steps to receive the money. In 2001, the agency sent out letters to taxpayers telling them they didn’t have to do anything in order to receive their check. But instead of staving off calls, the notice had the reverse effect. It resulted in the agency’s first 1 million-call day, Olson said.
Later in 2008, after the economic stimulus checks were sent out, Olson testified before Congress, telling lawmakers that they should fund a new unit within the agency that would be dedicated to facilitating new and emerging initiatives. She argued that it would free up other employees to focus on improving the existing systems and executing the day-to-day work of the agency — but that never happened.
Florida is at risk of joining many other states that are in a mandatory lock-down. A request was sent to Governor Ron Desantis asking that Florida be on a mandatory lock down, amid the Corona virus ( COVID-19 ). Bars are currently closed and restaurants are only allowed to service customers as take out only.
This is just the beginning of what is to come. It only makes sense for Florida to join the rest of the country in containing COVID-19 from spreading too quickly and overwhelming our healthcare system. At some point, most people will likely end up getting COVID-19 unless a vaccine is distributed in a timely fashion.
As of March 20th, 2020, there has been at-least 250 deaths linked to Covid-19 and approximately 20,000 cases in the United States.
Here’s a breakdown of where the deaths have occurred:
83 – Washington 46 – New York 24 – California 14 – Louisiana 13 – Georgia 11 – New Jersey 10 – Florida 5 – Illinois 5 – Texas 4 – Colorado 3 – Michigan 3 – Oregon 3 – Connecticut 3 – Wisconsin 3 – Indiana 2 – Virginia 2 – Missouri 2 – Kentucky 2 – Ohio 2 – Vermont 1 – Mississippi 1- Nevada 1 – Kansas 1 – South Dakota 1 – South Carolina 1 – Pennsylvania 1 – Maryland 1 – Oklahoma 1 – Massachusetts 1 – District of Columbia
You can protect yourself and help prevent spreading the virus to others if you:
Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub
Cover your nose and mouth with a disposable tissue or flexed elbow when you cough or sneeze
Avoid close contact (1 meter or 3 feet) with people who are unwell
Stay home and self-isolate from others in the household if you feel unwell
Don’t touch your eyes, nose, or mouth if your hands are not clean
I would like to introduce Carolyn Miller to you guys. I recently came across her profile on the social media site Instagram. After listening to a couple of her videos, i was instantly drawn in, i wanted to listen to more. Miller has amazing talent and she is sure to take her music career in the music industry above and beyond what she could ever imagine. Check her out and make sure you follow her on all of the social media channels!
ABOUT – CAROLYN MILLER
New York’s own emerging country artist Carolyn Miller has been performing professionally since the age of eight. A graduate of the Boston Conservatory at Berklee College of Music, Miller’s background is in theatre, film and TV, as well as voice-overs and commercials. Influenced by country music artists like Carrie Underwood and Faith Hill, along with pop icons Kelly Clarkson and Adele, Miller has used her big, powerful voice to create her own style that captures the true essence of country-pop. She released her debut EP Unbreakable in 2018 independently, which peaked during pre-order at #7 on iTunes Country charts. Since then, Carolyn has opened for artists such as Chase Rice, Ashley McBryde, Walker Hayes, and most recently, kicked off NY’s Country 94.7 Stars and Strings event at the Barclays Center starring Sam Hunt, Dustin Lynch, Chris Janson, Runaway June, and more. Carolyn released her highly anticipated single, “What You Can’t Have” in 2019, and the track was named one of the Top 15 Songs at CMA Fest 2019 with features in Hollywood Life, Celebuzz, Whiskey Riff, among others. Her current single, “Summer Time” was recently released to critical acclaim, with features in Taste of Country, The Boot, Sounds Like Nashville, and the music video was added into rotation on The Country Network. Carolyn has been named “One to Watch” by the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) and was recently named a Next Up Now artist by CMT. This “NY Entertainer of the Week” (UpFront NY) and “Artist to Watch” (NashVegas) is currently in the studio working on new music, selling out shows around her home state, and opening for major label artists nationwide.
On January the 7th of 2020, BigJohn released his new music video called to Can’t Nobody. Since the initial release, he has received amazing feedback from people all around the world. It is very clear that his new album called “Neva Too Late” will be some of his best work to date. BigJohn anticipates on releasing his new album sometime around March or April of 2020.
BigJohn – Can’t Nobody ( OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO )
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Ed Roman is an Award-winning singer/songwriter, performer, and multi-instrumentalist from Shelburne, Ontario, Canada. Blurring the lines between pop, rock, folk, and country music genres, Ed’s uniquely crafted songs have received regular rotation on more than 100 terrestrial radio stations across North America and more than 600 stations, worldwide. Ed is a 2014 Artists Music Guild Award Nominee, a 2014 and 2018 International Music and Entertainment Association Award Winner, a two-time 2015 IMEA Award nominee, a 2015 and 2016 Josie Show Awards winner, an Akademia Awards Winner, and a two-time Indie Music Channel Award winner. Ed won a 2017 Radio Music Award for Best Americana Artist. He is a December 2018 Billboard Magazine Emerging Artist. The animated music video for the title track from his latest album, “Red Omen” has been shown at numerous film festivals around the globe. Ed is also a gentleman farmer, gardener, and paranormal enthusiast. http://www.edroman.net
It’s been quite a year for Dallas r&b/soul/dance singer-songwriter Clayton Morgan. His critically acclaimed single, “Taste For Love” were released on June 29th, 2018. The remixes and official music video dropped on July 16th. Since then, the video has been named as an Indie Best Videos Festival Selection, and the single has been racking up airplay, charting on the Airplay Today charts. One of the remixes, “Taste For Love (Deep House Remix)” has topped the iTunes Canada Electronic Songs chart. The track reached the pole position on Thursday, September 13th, ahead of releases by Thom Yorke, Major Lazer, and FatBoy Slim. “Taste For Love (Deep House Remix)” https://open.spotify.com/track/5BZtTm9M27ElhZQ4ktE0YX?si=_xkwwBzNTkeJ-tcC6kVKmQ Hi follow-up single, “The Beat Is Calling Me” was released on November 12th, 2018. Once again, it immediately soared to the top of the iTunes Electronic chart. Clayton was a featured Emerging Artist in the November 10th issue of Billboard Magazine. A new single, “Good Love,” was released at the end of February. It charted at #2! ABOUT CLAYTON MORGAN: Based in Dallas, TX, Clayton Morgan released his critically acclaimed single, “Taste For Love” back in June. The son of Four Sonics member, Eddie Daniels, Morgan has proven to be one of the most original and talented new artists to come out of the area, this year. Music played a big role in Clayton Morgan’s upbringing, both at home and at school. Clayton was regularly part of school musicals, choir groupsand drama clubs. Outside of school, he always looked up to his father as his mentor and was also heavily influenced by a wide range of singers, including Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Prince, Madonna and Whitney Houston, to name a few. All of these ingredients combined,have no doubt, been the main contributing factor toward Clayton’s unique and authentic vocal style.
Brady Novotny started playing the guitar at the age of 10. Determined to
be a world class guitarist, he left his first guitar lesson with his
instructor telling him basically to give it up now. Thus he was
introduced to criticism and disappointment early in his endeavor.
Nevertheless, Brady heard a guitar player that would motivate him to
push all that aside and re-energrize his passion to continue; that
guitar player was Randy Rhoads. Brady soon fell in love with classical
and melodic guitar playing. Brady practiced restlessly learning
everything from classical pieces, melodic and virtuosic solos from 80’s
guitar heroes, to jazz fusion.
Brady loved the guitar, and truly, that has been his passion. He
attended Berklee College of Music for a little time. At the age of 19,
he was asked to teach summer guitar workshop at Duquesne University. As
life often happens, however, Brady got burned out and went back to
school and received his masters in Psychology. Yep, that’s right —
Psychology. But the passion is back and stronger than ever, plus it
never hurts to have some money!
Brady set out to do an instrumental project that would have his
listeners singing the haunting melodies while holding their attention by
uniquely placed guitar virtuosity and dynamic rhythms creating a fusion
of rock, flamenco, and jazz. His love for a variety of musical styles
led him to study under many teachers in his life. Brady started out
playing Classical guitar at the age of 10. Ever since then, Brady has
had a strong affection for nylon string guitar sound. Ultimately, this
led him to study Flamenco guitar. He immediately fell in love with the
passion, virtuosity and rhythm of this style. The shred of the 80’s was
one of his main influences and guilty pleasures, while Jazz was a big
influence on Brady’s chordal choices and song color.
Brady has a wide range of experience in the music business. His
experience ranges from the Pittsburgh rock scene to national tours. He
has worked as a Pittsburgh session guitarist, Worship leader, and
guitarist at several mega churches. He has also taught guitar at clinics
His 2019 release with MTS Management Group/MTS Records is “Passions
Collide” featuring the lead single, “Redemption’s Cry.” The song,
featuring a hauntingly beautiful vocal from Brady’s wife, Jennifer, is
currently charting on the Airplay Today national radio charts.
Singer-Songwriter, Heather Whitney comes from an itty-bitty, one-red-light town deep in the pines of Southeast Texas, where the mosquitoes are big, but Heather’s love for music is bigger!
Heather’s debut album, “Moving On” is full of love, heartbreak, and moving on. This album is everything she has lived through, felt, and overcame, while in the studio. “Just because you’re working towards your dreams, doesn’t mean that the world stops spinning, and hardships won’t find you,” says Heather. “What gave me the strength to complete my album, was knowing that I was not alone, & that someone else out there would hear these songs, relate to them, and possibly gain some healing like I did. We have to stick together.”
Heather spent the last year flying back and forth from Newton, TX to Nashville, TN, writing, hand-picking songs for the album, and recording with producer, Buddy Hyatt. In 2018, she wrapped and released her first music video for her single “Shut Up And Dance” and her album “Moving On.” Heather’s video for “Shut Up and Dance” was a Jersey Shore Music and Film Festival and an Indie Best Films Festival Selection.
“Everyone who was a part of this project was there because of their belief in me, and I’m forever humbled and thankful for them and this experience. Everything that I put into this album will absolutely translate to the listener! Hope Y’all enjoy it!”
NEW SINGLE “What Part of Life,” written by Heather and produced by Buddy Hyatt, was released on September 8th, 2018. It reached the New Music Weekly, Airplay Today and IndieWorld country charts. It was among the most-downloaded tracks of 2018, according to CD Tex, a radio distribution site.
Love Stallion storms the music scene with original glamorous hard rock, sure to get your heart racing and ears pounding. Power riffs, memorable hooks, and electric flash capture the nostalgia of years gone by, bringing a fresh punch of rock & roll back to the universe in proper style.
Love Stallion began as an experiment; a spur of the moment co-write of the song “Big Rock Radio” by Aaron Hart & Crayton Huntly (aka Rob McLemore) outside of a concert hall in the fall of 2013. Inspired by the “big rock” sound of the 70s & 80s, rockstars David Lee Roth & Freddie Mercury, and bands like Van Halen, Kiss, and Def Leppard, the duo enlisted the help of industry pros Dr. Scott Martin & Kate Emerich, “Aaron Hart w/ Crayton Huntly” played their first show May 1st, 2015 at The Walnut Room Denver to a small crowd of friends.
As the crowd grew, so did the flash & flare of the live show. With the addition of Aero X (aka Aero Marquez) joining on bass, the band became recognized for their high energy live performance, flamboyant wardrobes of sequins, spandex and leather, and their signature Sexy Disco Legs.
Love Stallion’s ‘Unforgettable Ride’ was produced by Steve Avedis (Tony Bennett,*NSYNC) at Colorado Sound Studios and was released on June 2nd, 2018. The first video single “Slow Release” was released in March of 2018. It stormed to #1 on the IndiMusicTV charts and reached #4 on the iTunes Canada rock charts! The follow-up, “Big Rock Radio” has received airplay and charting on the Airplay Today rock charts. The latest single and video, “Valentine” was released in January 2019, following high profile gigs opening for Steel Panther, LA Guns and others.