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Checks for at least $1,200 coming for large portion of population: Here are the guidelines

Who gets a stimulus check? That is the question that circulated after it was announced that a massive $2 trillion package had been agreed to in the Senate.

First, any person making less than $75,000 per year will receive a $1,200 check. Those who make between $75,000 and $99,000 will receive a slightly lesser amount of money.

Second, couples who file taxes jointly and make less than $150,000 will receive a check of $2,400. Each dependent a couple has will add $500 to that total.

If you file taxes – no extra work will need to be done. If you have not filed your taxes, or generally do not file – an IRS form will need to be completed.

The checks will be dispersed by direct deposit or paper check.