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Why Do Millions Face Stimulus Check Delays? They Are Poor

Reprinted with permission from ProPublica.

Last week, a group of angry and desperate Citi Tax Financial customers gathered outside the company's storefront in Augusta, Georgia. Millions of Americans had received a big deposit from the IRS in their bank accounts, but they had not. The IRS website told them their coronavirus stimulus checks were deposited in an account they didn't recognize.

With an officer from the Richmond County Sheriff's Office beside him and another officer shouting for people to be quiet, the tax preparation company's owner told the crowd of about 60, only a few of whom wore masks, that he didn't have their money.

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