Browsing: Economic impact payments

Compliance and Risk

To help facilitate the timely, efficient and secure disbursement of the Treasury Department’s economic impact payments, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued an interpretive rule—which takes effect upon publication in the Federal Register—stating that, if certain conditions are met, certain government pandemic relief payments are not considered “government benefits” for the purposes of the Electronic Funds Transfer Act and Regulation E.


As required by the CARES Act, the Treasury Department and the IRS will begin issuing economic impact payments to Americans next week. To help facilitate the timely disbursement of these payments, they have launched a new web tool for individuals who do not normally file a tax return to input their payment information.


On Friday, the House passed—and President Trump signed into law—the CARES Act, a $2 trillion stimulus package to provide relief to American consumers and businesses struggling as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

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