The IRS on Monday extended the deadline for up to 9 million Americans who didn’t receive a first stimulus check to claim a missing payment. The original Oct. 15 deadline for nonfilers — a group of people who typically don’t file their taxes, including older adults, retirees and SSDI recipients — has been pushed back to Nov. 21.
“We took this step to provide more time for those who have not yet received a payment to register to get their money, including those in low-income and underserved communities,” IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig said in a statement.
For the most part, the first wave of stimulus checks went out automatically this spring and summer, without the intended recipients having to do anything but meet the qualifications. But a subset of
A federal judge readied a crucial decision Sunday on whether to allow or block a Trump administration ban on downloads of the popular video-sharing app TikTok.
US District Judge Carl Nichols, who has promised to rule on a TikTok request to block the president’s order before it takes effect at 11:59 pm Sunday (0359 GMT Monday), heard arguments on the free-speech and national security implications of the Trump ban on the Chinese-owned app in a rare Sunday telephone hearing.
TikTok lawyer John Hall said a ban would be “punitive” and close off a public forum used by tens of millions of Americans.
In a written brief filed ahead of the hearing, TikTok lawyers said the ban was “arbitrary and capricious” and “would undermine data security” by blocking updates and fixes to the app used by some 100 million Americans.
The company also said the ban was unnecessary because negotiations were
In March, the Department of Health and Human Services passed sweeping interoperability rules that would add teeth to requirements for healthcare providers and IT vendors to securely share patient health information. With the initial deadline approaching in November, is HHS facing pressure to push the deadline back?
“We’ve had lobbying pressure all along,” Dr. Don Rucker, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, said in a Thursday panel at CBInsights. “These are all powerful economic forces. Whenever you disrupt powerful economic forces in D.C., the town business is lobbying.”
Recent lobbying disclosure reports confirm Rucker’s comments. Health IT companies paid lobbyists in the second quarter of 2020 related to interoperability and information blocking rules. D.C.-based lobbying firm Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas, received $60,000 from Epic Systems, and athenahealth reported spending $60,000 on its own lobbying efforts.
Several other familiar names in healthcare spent lobbying dollars related to information blocking in