Here’s How Democrats Will Cap Relief Checks at $200,000 Income

Draft legislation released Monday by the House Ways and Means Committee shows that the proposed $1,400 pandemic-relief payments in the coming stimulus package in Congress scale down more quickly than previous rounds.

The first aid checks, approved in the Cares Act last March, started at $1,200 before they began phasing out. House Democrats are proposing to limit the next round to households earning less than $200,000.

What you could get versus Cares Act:

SingleMarriedMarried with two dependents

Up to $75,000 single,

$150,000 married

$1,400

($1,200 in Cares Act)

$2,800

($2,400)

$5,600

($3,400)

$87,500

single, $175,000 married

$700

($575)

$1,400

($1,175)

$2,800

($2,175)

$100,000

single,

$200,000

married

$0

($0)

$0

($0)

$0

($925)

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