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Local expert explains delay in some stimulus checks

Millions of people waiting to receive stimulus checks
Posted at 11:20 PM, Jan 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-07 23:20:17-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Checking for a check, millions of people are still waiting to receive their stimulus checks, with many of them right here in the Big Bend.

The second round of checks allotted $600 to eligible people as part of the $900 billion relief bill, but some are concerned about when and how their relief will come.

Tax experts say for some it's going to take time especially if you file your taxes with third-party designees like H&R Block or Turbo Tax.

"They will give you advances on your tax refund and that actually goes through a third party bank so now the IRS doesn't exactly have your personal information they work through a bank who works with H&R block so that will definitely slow things down," Craig Collins, owner of Collins Income Tax Solutions.

Other tips Collins said will help, make sure you give accurate banking information to the IRS for direct deposits.

Sometimes information could be entered incorrectly, so update your address so it will be sent to the right place.

If you owe the IRS money don't expect a direct deposit, but a check to be mailed to you.