Coronavirus: Your Money & More

PPP Will Likely Run Out Of Money Weeks Before May 31 Application DeadlineEven though the deadline to apply for a loan was extended, no additional funding was added to the program.
Stimulus Check Latest: Who Is Getting A Plus-Up Payment?Millions of Americans could soon be receiving an unexpected extra stimulus check.
$9,000 In Funeral Reimbursement From FEMA Available For COVID-19 DeathsDue to the sensitive nature of the program, FEMA is only accepting applications by phone – not online.
$3,000 To $3,600 Child Tax Credits: Why The Promised Monthly Payments May Be DelayedThe IRS director told lawmakers last week, the July deadline may not be possible as his agency is still processing stimulus payments and tax returns.
5 Reasons Why You May Not Have Received 3rd Stimulus PaymentMore than half of all stimulus payments in this latest round of COVID-19 relief have been delivered. That leaves some 70 million Americans who qualify, still waiting.
Fort Worth Massage Therapist Reinvents Small Business To Survive COVID-19 Pandemic ShutdownsNearly one year later, her small Fort Worth massage and boutique store, Danette’s Urban Oasis, is back open but Danette Wicker said it is far from business as usual.
Tax Filing Tips To Ensure Largest Possible 3rd Stimulus PaymentWith Congress moving ahead with the $1,400 stimulus checks, Americans could see the direct payments by the end of the month.
Apply Now: $1.3B Available To Help Texans Pay For Up To 3 Months Rent, UtilitiesThis week, the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs began accepting applications for the largest statewide COVID-19 rent and utility relief program.
IRS Computer Glitch Causes 10s Of Thousands To Mistakenly Be Told They Won't Receive Stimulus CheckAn apparent IRS computer glitch resulted in the wrong message being sent out to thousands of taxpayers who are awaiting their $600 stimulus payment.
Fewer People May Get $1,400 Stimulus As President Biden Open To Focusing On Those With Lower IncomesWhile fewer people may qualify for a federal stimulus check this time, lower income Americans could see a bigger payment than previous two stimulus checks.
WARNING: 3 New Scams Targeting COVID-19 Relief Payments“The volume is unbelievable,” said IRS Special Agent in Charge Mark Pearson. “This is historically the greatest amount of fraud we’ve ever seen.”
Watchdog Groups Fear More Fraud With New Round Of PPP Loans For Small BusinessesAs business begin apply for the second round of COVID-19 relief funding, federal investigators continue to uncover alleged fraud from the first round of loans.
Covid-19 Vaccination Locations And Phase InfoList of vaccination locations and links. Availability can change quickly as vaccine is still in limited supply, so please contact a location before heading out for a vaccination.
Stimulus Check (Or Debit Card) Is In The Mail: Here's What It Looks LikeSome people will get checks. Some will get debit cards.
'It Would Be A Lifeline For Us': Stimulus Checks Not Getting Into Hands Of Millions Of Low-Income AmericansDespite being eligible for the federal payments, Ralph Arthur of Burleson has still not received a $1,200 stimulus payment from the CARES Act or the latest $600 payment recently approved by lawmakers.
Tax Service Company 'Demanding' IRS Reissue Millions Of Stimulus Payments Sent To Wrong Bank AccountsThe tax service Jackson Hewitt demanded Friday, Jan. 8, the IRS send stimulus payments back to their clients after millions of payments went to wrong bank accounts.
Stimulus Payments For Millions Of TurboTax Customers Beginning To Be Deposited, Company Says“Stimulus payments for millions of TurboTax customers affected by the IRS error will be deposited starting today, January 8th," a TurboTax spokesperson said in a statement.
IRS Sends Stimulus Payments To 'Wrong Bank Accounts' Affecting Estimated 13M Tax Service CustomersFor millions of Americans who used online tax services, their second stimulus payment may have been sent to the wrong bank account.
Haven’t Received 2nd Stimulus Check?  Here Are 4 Reasons WhyThe biggest reason people have not received their checks by now is the IRS is still in the process of sending out paper checks as well as payments on debit cards.
North Texas Republicans, Democrats React To President Trump's Criticism Of Coronavirus Relief PackageThe fate of the coronavirus relief package passed by the House and Senate remains up in the air after President Donald Trump sharply criticized the bill.
North Texas Financial Expert Says 'Have A Plan' For COVID-19 Relief Money Headed Your WayThe government will send $600 for individuals making up to $75,000, and $1,200 for married couples who file jointly and make up to $150,000.
'It's Going To Make A Huge Difference': Latest Coronavirus Stimulus Package Means Hope For Texas RestaurantsThe owner of Bugatti Ristorante in Dallas says year-to-date business is down 70%.
Second $1,200 Stimulus Check Still Possible This Year, But Chances Are FadingPresident Trump ha said he wants to see direct payments to Americans. The White House proposed a $600 payment in its COVID-19 relief plan.
Coronavirus Relief Proposal Includes $300 In Unemployment Benefits, But No Second Stimulus CheckUnless Congress acts soon, thousands of North Texans will lose their unemployment benefits at the end of the month.
Fort Worth Man In Critical Condition After Being Shot By Neighbor During DisputeFort Worth Police said it happened around 7:50 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1 in the 2200 block of McGown Avenue.
New PPP 'Loan Necessity' Questionnaire Raises Concern Among Small Business OwnersMonths after thousands of small businesses accepted government aid to help them get through the pandemic, some borrowers are worried the government is changing the forgiveness rules.
'They're Moving The Goal Posts': Big, Unexpected Tax Bill Could Be Coming For Small Business Owners Granted PPP Loans“That’s not what (the government) said back in late March when these businesses took out the loans,” said accountant Glen Birnbaum, a partner at Sikich LLP. “They are moving the goal posts.”
Dallas Restaurant Owner Russell Birk Says He's Eligible For PPP Loan To Be Forgiven"I'm excited that it was put in place because it was very helpful. Without that, I would have been out of business," said Russell Birk, owner of fast-casual restaurant Maya's Modern Mediterranean.
Second $1,200 Stimulus Check Still Likely, But Chances It Arrives For Holidays Quickly FadingEven if this Congress approves a second stimulus payment before Congress adjourns for the year in mid-December, it is unlikely the payments would reach most Americans before Christmas.

Coronavirus: Latest Reports

'Constantly Pressured', Texas Nurse Michelle Fuentes Says Refusal Of COVID Vaccine Led To TerminationTexas nurse Michelle Fuentes told KRIV-TV that she was terminated after working ten years at Houston Methodist hospital for refusing the COVID-19 vaccine.  
Officials With The CDC Say 1 In 4 Texans Are Now Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19Federal officials say one Texan in every four has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The CDC also said 37% of the state’s population had received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine.
Texas Woman Hospitalized With Clots After Receiving J&J VaccineFederal officials already were examining six reports of the unusual clots, including a death, out of more than 6.8 million Americans given the one-dose vaccination so far.
Texas Health Officials Planning Next Steps In COVID Vaccine ProcessThose who operate COVID-19 vaccine hubs in North Texas are starting to notice changes -- demand for the vaccine is starting to drop, and the supply is going up.
City of Dallas Re-Launches In-Home COVID-19 Vaccinations, Opting For Moderna Instead of Johnson & JohnsonWhile the two-shot Moderna vaccine poses logistical challenges, they city said it's "committed to vaccinate our most vulnerable population as quickly and safely as possible."
North Texas At-Home And In-Person COVID Vaccination Events Canceled Because Of Johnson & Johnson 'Pause'Health organizations and municipalities across North Texas are canceling their COVID-19 vaccination events after federal recommendations that use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine be temporarily paused.