When will I get my economic stimulus rebate check?
Happy Polar Bear by: Jeff Kubina – He must be getting his check on May 2nd!
The IRS recently announced the payment schedule for the economic stimulus payment schedule. So for those of you wondering when you’ll be receiving your checks, wonder no more. Payments will start being sent out on May 2. If you filed early and elected to receive direct deposit, you’ll be one of the first to receive your rebate check.
Here’s the full schedule from the IRS:
|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|
What if I file after April 15th?
If you file after April 15th, you’ll still receive your rebate check but 2 weeks later than the schedule above shows. Warning though, in order to receive a check this year, you must file before October 15th.
Also, a small amount of returns require extra processing and the rebates associated with these returns may not be able to meet the schedules above.
Want to know more about the stimulus package or have specific questions? The IRS has a great resource center that will hopefully provide the answer you need. Wondering the package is just a loan or if it’s going to just decrease your 2008 tax return? Read my article that answers whether the rebate payment is a loan or not.