That brings the total number of payments made so far under the American Rescue Plan to more than 171 million. The payments, which began going out March 12, have a value of more than $400 billion.
Here’s who received payments over the last six weeks, according to the IRS:
- About 1.3 million payments, valued at around $2.6 billion, went to eligible individuals for whom the IRS previously did not have information to issue a payment but who recently filed a tax return.
- Supplemental payments have been made to people who earlier this year received payments based on their 2019 tax returns but who are eligible for a new or larger payment based on their recently processed 2020 tax returns. In the last six weeks, more than 900,000 of these supplemental payments were made, with a value of more than $1.6 billion. This year, the IRS has made more than 9 million of these payments worth around $18.5 billion.
The IRS says it will continue to disburse the payments on a weekly basis. Ongoing payments will be sent to eligible individuals for whom the IRS did not have information to issue a payment but who recently filed a tax return. They will also go to people who qualify for plus-up payments, or supplemental payments for citizens who previously received partial stimulus payments but can now demonstrate they were eligible for more.
The IRS is continuing to urge taxpayers who don’t normally file a tax return and who haven’t received a payment to file a 2020 tax return to get those benefits.