FACT CHECK: Are $1,400 Stimulus Checks Being Distributed In June 2022?
A post shared on Facebook claims $1,400 stimulus checks will “start going out this weekend.”
While some states are sending stimulus checks to residents, the federal government has no new plans to distribute stimulus checks. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) confirmed Congress has not approved a new stimulus plan.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently warned against “scams involving jobs, stimulus checks and tax refunds,” according to CNBC. IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig said in a June 6 press release that scammers are using the pandemic as a way to obtain personal information from individuals.
The latest example appears to be a June 1 post shared on Facebook that claims Americans can expect a new round of $1,400 stimulus checks to start “going out this weekend.”
“This is a wildly inaccurate claim that has been circulating on some social media sites for months,” reads a statement the IRS emailed to Check Your Fact. “People shouldn’t fall for this. No new stimulus payment program has been approved by Congress.”
“There are no stimulus checks going out in the US this weekend,” said Howard Gleckman, a senior fellow at the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center, in an email to Check Your Fact. “Congress has not authorized any additional stimulus checks for anytime in the future. The Biden Administration has no plans to send out additional checks. This is an Internet rumor that is completely untrue.”