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Financial Focus: IRS says all stimulus checks have been sent

Posted at 9:47 PM, Feb 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-18 01:37:32-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — In today's Financial Focus, we have a check of the stock market and the stocks with ties to Las Vegas.

The IRS says it has sent out all 147 million checks from the December stimulus package.

The IRS was required to issue the $600 payments by mid-January so it could move on to processing this year's tax returns.

Eligible people who have moved or changed bank accounts may not have received the money yet but they can claim it on their 20-20 tax return.

MORE DETAILS: IRS: All stimulus checks have been sent. What to do if you didn’t get one

There's good news for retailers, the U.S. Commerce Department says sales increased last month for the first time since September.

Retail sales jumped 5.3% from December to January.

Economists only expected sales to grow by about 1%.