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AMERICANS could get a bonus payment on top of their third stimulus check.

Those who received the $1,400 sum could receive a top-up once their 2020 tax return has been processed.

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The IRS said that the money includes “ongoing supplemental payments for people who earlier in March received payments based on their 2019 tax returns but are [now] eligible for a new or larger payment based on their recently processed 2020 tax returns.”

Americans could receive the bonus payment if their income dropped in the last year, or if they have had a new child or dependent.

The change will have to have occurred between your 2019 and 2020 tax returns in order to be eligible.

The additional payments were announced on April 1, and also include those who had previously not provided the IRS with any information on their dependents and income.

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The extra cash will be sent out on a weekly basis – meaning that if you have only just filed your tax return, you could receive the plus-up in coming weeks.

The news comes as Americans are still holding onto hopes of a fourth stimulus check.

More than 75 lawmakers now support a further round of stimulus checks, possibly with recurring monthly payments until the end of the pandemic.

As of this week, a Change.org petition for monthly recurring checks of $2,000 has racked up more than two million signatures.

The petition was started by Denver, Colorado-based restaurant owner Stephanie Bonin last year.


Support for the proposal has continued to grow since January, when Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and 55 other Democratic legislators stressed the need for recurring payments in a letter to President Biden.

“Recurring payments would provide a long-term lifeline to struggling Americans for the duration of this deadly pandemic,” the letter read.

“We need $2,000 recurring checks until the end of the pandemic. I joined @TimRyan, @MichaelDTubbs, Stephanie Bonin, and Natalie Foster to push for $2,000 recurring payments for Americans until the economy is fully recovered,” Omar tweeted in February in support of the Bonin’s petition.

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