“California is seeking to ensure that residents receive their $1,200 economic impact payments – even if they are incarcerated,” according to Fox Business.
“A federal judge for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ruled on the side of lawyers who brought a class-action lawsuit against U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig arguing that denying these individuals relief checks based on their incarcerated status is unlawful…
“The IRS updated stimulus check guidance following a preliminary injunction issued in California to clarify that incarcerated individuals cannot currently be denied a $1,200 check.
“The government, however, is appealing the ruling.”
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