Thousands still eligible for IRS checks

August 18, 2008 4:54:02 AM PDT
The Internal Revenue Service says an estimated 18,000 people in Delaware have not claimed their fiscal stimulus rebate checks.

Agency spokesman Gregg Semanick says about 58,000 disabled veterans and retirees normally don't file tax returns but were eligible for the checks. As of mid-June, he says only 40,000 filed to get the checks.

The receive the $300 and $600 checks, those eligible must file a tax return.

Congressman Michael Castle has been holding workshops throughout the state to raise awareness about how residents can claim their checks. He will hold a workshop at 12:30 p.m. at the CHEER Community Center in Georgetown.

Semanick says the IRS is sending a second mailing to those who havent filed a tax return but could be eligible for a stimulus check.

Information from: Delaware State News, http://www.newszap.com

Anyone who filed a 2007 tax return qualified for up to $600 for individuals and $1,2000 for a married couple filing jointly. Many parents receive an additional $300 for each qualifying child.

You can check the status of your stimulus and rebate checks from the IRS by Clicking Here.

The Garden State ranks 10th in the nation in unclaimed payments.

The Internal Revenue Service says the deadline to apply is Oct. 15.


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