Update 4/27/08- Direct deposit of stimulus rebates will start appx. 5 days earlier that shown on the schedule, starting tomorrow 4/28. Paper checks, which will be mailed, will start appx. 1 week earlier than the schedule below, starting 5/9. Based on the original schedule, you should receive your rebate no later than on the original schedule, and possibly earlier. If you should have received your payment, you can check the status at the IRS site Where’s My Stimulus Payment? To get to your Stimulus Payment information, be ready to enter your:
Social Security Number
Filing status (Single, Married Filing Joint Return, Married Filing Separate Return, Head of Household, or Qualifying Widow
Number of Exemptions shown on your 2007 tax return
As tax filing day approaches, many are looking ahead to the economic stimulus rebates to be issued by the IRS for the federal government. Below are the scheduled dates that you can expect your economic stimulus rebate check, based on information from the IRS website. If you opt for direct deposit of your 2007 tax refund, your economic stimulus rebate will be deposited to your bank account of record sooner than if you get your refund mailed, as they will mail the check to you and the mailings will start later, May 16th. So, there is an additional incentive for having your tax refund transmitted to you via direct deposit.
Economic stimulus payments will be issued according to the last two-digits of the main filer’s Social Security number. People who use direct deposit also will be among the first to receive the payments starting May 2. Paper checks will be put in the mail starting May 16.
Last two SSN digits: Payment will be transmitted:
00 through 20 May 2
21 through 75 May 9
76 through 99 May 16
Last two SSN digits: Payments will be mailed by:
00 through 09 May 16
10 through 18 May 23
19 through 25 May 30
26 through 38 June 6
39 through 51 June 13
52 through 63 June 20
64 through 75 June 27
76 through 87 July 4
88 through 99 July 11
People who file a return after April 15 will receive their economic stimulus payment, but probably about two weeks later than the schedule shows. A return must be filed by October 15 in order to receive a stimulus payment this year. See the online calculator for an estimate of the amount you will receive.
Dont know what you are going to do with your rebate? Check out my article on spending your tax refund or economic stimulus rebate wisely.
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