Despite bipartisan calls for such payments, it appears increasingly unlikely they will be delivered prior to Election Day on November 3.
"We will not hesitate to prosecute the smartest guys in the room," said U.S. Attorney David L. Anderson.
President Donald Trump has indicated a willingness to sign a standalone bill granting more Economic Impact Payments, although time is running out for people to receive them by November 3.
A date for nearly 9 million people to register for Economic Impact Payments has been moved to November, with the cut-off previously having been October.
Millions of people who did not file tax returns in 2018 or 2019 may be eligible for payments under the CARES Act.
While Trump's net worth is estimated to be about $2.5 billion, Biden and his wife are worth approximately $9 million.
"It is inexplicable that the agency waited so long to reach out to this vulnerable population," Congressman Richard Neal wrote.
President Donald Trump said he will make the payroll tax cuts permanent if he wins re-election in the November election.
The IRS will mail letters to Americans who have yet to receive a stimulus check later this month with instructions on how to claim the funds.
Congressional lawmakers are expected to resume negotiations when they return to Capitol Hill after Labor Day.
Las Vegas businessman Lance Bradford conspired with other individuals to prepare inaccurate tax returns on behalf of several automotive collision centers.
Tuesday's letter from the House Ways and Means Committee asked the IRS to consider investigating the National Rifle Association after a lawsuit alleged financial impropriety on the part of the association.
The second round of stimulus checks is still on the back burner, but 50,000 people will receive a payment in September.
Interest payments will be sent to those who filed their 2019 federal income tax returns by July 15, the date the filing deadline was extended to because of the coronavirus pandemic.
People who may have missed out on payments for dependants under 17 have been given more time to register for the money.
U.S. Attorneys unsealed the indictments of three Nigerian nationals they say stole personal information and IRS W-2 forms as part of a scheme to fraudulently obtain income tax refunds.
Some are still awaiting their first economic impact payments, as lawmakers discuss sending another round.
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"The congressional pathway to escalate constituent claims is too overwhelmed to sufficiently address these concerns," the group of Republicans and Democrats wrote in a letter to the IRS.
"Commercial tax preparer companies [exploited the program] to drive their own profits at the expense of low-income taxpayers," according to one investigator.
While millions of Economic Impact Payments have been made, some people are still awaiting the financial boost and could be until next year.
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"I personally don't see any legal authority for it," said tax attorney Kelly Erb.
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Social Security benefits are taxed based on provisional income, which includes any additional taxable income. Do the stimulus checks qualify as additional taxable income? Newsweek spoke to tax expert Caroline Bruckner to find out.
Congressman Max Rose urged the IRS and Treasury Department to push back the tax filing and payment date by an additional three months in a letter issued Friday.
With direct payments are made to millions across the U.S., some families have been upset to receive them for late loved ones.
The Internal Revenue Service has warned of phishing attempts and other acts of fraud amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The Bay View resident has been trying to get in touch with IRS, but has yet to find out why his check is far less than average.