U.S. finance updates: Lawmakers approve $500 tax refund checks, child tax credit payments are due…

IThe United States federal government may no longer give stimulus checks to support low- and middle-income households, but states are organizing new benefit programs themselves. For example, in New Mexico they just passed a law to give out $500 tax refund checks.

There are similar benefit plans in the United States, and in our live blog this saturday april 9th, we will detail several of them. So stay here for the latest information on how to save money!

Tesla opens a store in Texas and receives massive tax breaks

The recently opened Tesla Texas Gigafactory is located east of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. The company is ready to hire about 5,000 employees with an approximate salary of $47,147, while entry-level associates will earn about $35,000.

According to Reuters, the local government has corresponded and accepted a huge tax break of millions of dollars, for the vehicle company, in addition, the local school district has voted in favor of a tax break of $50 million.

Experts say Americans are unlikely to lose their homes if the housing bubble bursts

Odeta Kushi, chief economist at First American Title, believes two reasons American homeowners won’t lose their real estate assets are that the housing market is in a much stronger position than it was 10 years ago. years. Additionally, there is more control over lending standards. The federal government enacted the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act to ensure consumers avoid these rapacious lending practices that are driving Americans into one of the worst economic crises in 30 years.

Tax deadline 2022: Who should file a tax extension and why?

File an automatic U.S. Personal Income Tax Return (PDF) Filing Deadline Extension (Form 4868) on or before your return’s usual due date.

You must make a correct estimate of your tax for the year. If you do not correctly estimate your tax, you will be deemed not to have filed a valid request for an extension and you may be charged a late filing penalty.

An extension of the filing deadline is not an extension of the payment deadline. You do not have to pay tax owing with Form 4868.

However, if you do not pay the amount due by the usual due date, you will have to pay interest on the unpaid amount.

Possible verification of gas revival for all Americans

Democratic lawmakers are pushing an initiative to give stimulus checks to all Americans.

The bill is not yet approved. Congress and the Senate want a gas stimulus payment to people earning $75,000 or less.

For joint filers, lawmakers are trying to help couples who earn $150,000 or less. Dependents would be entitled to a check for $100 per month.

People with an income between $75,000 and $80,000 will be eligible for stimulus funds, but with a reduction.

A tool to make sure you file your taxes correctly

With less than 10 days to go until the tax deadline, many Americans will spend part of this weekend filing their 2021 tax returns.

It should be kept in mind that the IRS has a useful tool called the Interactive Tax Assistant. This can help dispel any doubts and ensure that you are not paying the wrong amount.

Oil executives quizzed on gas prices

With gasoline prices rising in recent weeks, some of the top U.S. oil executives were asked about the increase at a subcommittee. The hope is that a solution can be found to help lower prices at the pump.

“The American people are being ripped off,” said the leaders, accused of “taking advantage”.

Avoid delays with your 2022 tax refund

For those who have already filed their taxes, they are currently waiting for their tax refund, if they have one from 2021. There are some methods you can try to speed up this process.

One way to speed up the tax refund process is to file your taxes electronically and have the money arrive by direct deposit, but that’s not the only tip.

You can learn more here about how to get your tax refund faster.

Last chance for a third stimulus check

Some people have not received their third stimulus check from the federal government and they still have the right to claim that money, but only until April 18.

As CNN reports, those who didn’t receive the correct amount of money and who may have more can also claim it over the next nine days.

Attractive Medicare LCD displays

If an item or service has been refused to you through a Local Medicare Coverage Determination (LCD)you may be able to appeal.

You can appeal if you need the item or service that is not covered by the LCD and if you are eligible for Medicare Part A benefits (hospital insurance), if you are enrolled in Medicare Part B (insurance medical), or both.

You can read more about how Medicare LCDs work here.

New Mexico $500 Tax Refund Checks

The New Mexico legislature has passed a bill that will distribute $500 checks on two payments over the next few months. This is great news for anyone filing taxes in this state.

New Mexicans who have already filed or will file their 2021 tax returns will receive $500 as individual filers or $1,000 if they file jointlythe first installment being scheduled for May or June.

You can learn more here about the $500 tax refund checks coming to New Mexico.

Child tax credit payments are due

Between July and December 2021, child tax credit advance payments were sent, in installments of up to $300 per month.

But that was only half of the year’s child tax credit, with the remaining amount due in April.

You can read more here about how and when this remaining Child Tax Credit amount will be paid.

Prepare for the tax deadline by learning the difference between the marginal tax rate and the effective tax rate

The tax deadline approaches on April 18, so Americans are trying to figure out some of the more complicated tax filing requirements. This includes the marginal tax rate and the effective tax rate.

Essentially, the marginal tax rate is different because it is the tax rate imposed on a person’s last dollar of income, while the effective tax rate is the percentage of their income that an individual or a company pays in taxes.

You can read more here to know more about difference between marginal tax rate and effective tax rate.

Julio V. Miller