President Joe Biden on Monday said he was open to negotiating terms for a pending round of economic impact payments, which may indicate that fewer individuals would end up qualifying.
President-elect Joe Biden is proposing a $1.9 trillion plan to expand coronavirus vaccinations, help individuals and jump-start the economy.
The Internal Revenue Service will delay the start of tax filing season until Feb. 12, 2021, which pushes the date when the tax agency will begin accepting and processing 2020 tax year returns.
During his announcement of the “American Rescue Plan,” President-elect Joe Biden pushed for the minimum wage in the United States to be raised to at least $15 an hour.
The tax software company Intuit is working with the U.S. Treasury and the IRS after a mix-up involving millions of stimulus payments.
Democrats pledged to deliver $2,000 stimulus checks to Americans as soon as possible after winning control of the Senate with a pair of victories in Georgia's runoff elections.
Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday announced a regional economic reopening plan, with some COVID-19 restrictions on entertainment and individual fitness training being eased next week, but prohibitions on indoor dining at restaurants and indoor gyms remaining.
You might be monitoring your bank account or your mail for that second stimulus check - or maybe you’ve already gotten it. But many local families are in a dire position knowing they won’t see a dime of that money.
The Internal Revenue Service has launched an online tool to help you check the status of your second stimulus payment.
A business owner in Seattle is defying the governor’s order by opening the doors of her yoga studio to customers.
Seattle yoga studio owner defies governor's order and opens business
A Gold Bar restaurant is defying the governor’s orders and opening its doors to dine-in customers.
Gold Bar restaurant defies governor's orders
Senate majority leader has tied $2,000 checks to Section 230 repeal and an election security commission
Stimulus payments are beginning to show up in people’s bank accounts, including those right here in Western Washington.
The number of Americans filing for first-time unemployment benefits fell last week amid a rise in COVID-19 infections and new restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of the disease.
A mom of three from Whidbey Island says financial support during the pandemic is overdue from the federal government: "Put yourself in our shoes and see if you had my bills, and my kids, and all these things if $600 would make you feel better."
Last week, Governor Jay Inslee extended a moratorium on eviction for three more months. No doubt, that has been a big relief for renters behind on rent. While there is some help available to property owners, some small-time mom-and-pop landlords worry they might be left behind.
Democrats led passage, 275-134, their majority favoring additional assistance. They had settled for smaller $600 payments in a compromise with Republicans over the big year-end relief bill Trump reluctantly signed into law.
Local art teacher Elaine Simons adapted as best she could at the onset of the pandemic.