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IRS Procedures - American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)

  1. What is the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009?

Rev. date: 1/1/2011

What is the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009?

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 was signed into law by President Obama on February 17, 2009. The bill is intended to provide a stimulus to the U.S. economy in the wake of the economic downturn. The bill includes federal tax cuts, expansion of unemployment benefits and other social provisions, including domestic spending in education, health care, and infrastructure, including the energy sector.