Monday, March 09, 2009

Economic Stimulus Plan Web Sites

If you are seeking information about the stimulus plans, in addition to the Obama Administration's which helps Americans track spending from the $787 Billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, several federal and independent agencies have pertinent web sites:

IRS Information Related to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 highlights the following topics:

  • COBRA: Health Insurance Continuation Subsidy

  • Tax credit of up to $8,000 for first-time home buyers

  • Tax credit of $400 or $800 for many taxpayers

  • $250 payment to Social Security Recipients, Veterans and Railroad Retirees

  • Deductions for state and local sales taxes for purchasing certain new 2009 vehicles

  • Tips to avoid Recovery Rebate Credit confusion from the U.S. Department of the Treasury contains links about making housing affordable, the Consumer and Business Lending Initiative (TALF), the Capital Assistance Program (CAP), the Financial Stability Plan, fact sheets, and press releases and statements.

The fiscal year 2010 budget overview from the Office of Management and Budget describes the Obama Administration's fiscal policies and major budgetary initiatives.

State Economic Stimulus Plans from the National Conference of State Legislatures provides details about state-level stimulus plans for 16 states.

Stimulus Watch describes projects that are candidates for funding by federal grant programs once the stimulus bill passes. This site allows people with local knowledge about the proposed projects in their cities to find, discuss, and rate the projects.