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Didn’t Receive Your Economic Stimulus Payment Yet?

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Several disappointed people contacted me today. They expected to receive their economic stimulus payment deposited into their bank account today but they have not seen the deposit posted online yet. According to the payment schedule, individuals whose Social Security numbers end with two digits between 00 and 20 and who have direct deposit banking information on file with the IRS should have received their deposit by today.

If you’re looking for your money, check the schedule first to ensure you’re not jumping the gun. Keep in mind that this schedule is only “accurate” for those who filed their taxes by the usual deadline.

After you’ve verified that the government expected you to receive your payment already, you can fill in a form online to ask the IRS about the status of your payment. This form will apparently only work for those who filed their tax returns over 6 weeks ago, so it sounds like the government may be late with some payments depending on when you filed.

Don’t confuse the “where’s my stimulus payment?” form with the “where’s my refund?” form.

Important clarification! It’s important to consider that if you filed your taxes through a third party like H&R Block or Turbotax, you may have opted for an accelerated refund in the form of a refund anticipation check, refund anticipation loan, or similar product. If you received an accelerated refund, you will receive your stimulus rebate (if you qualify) via paper check, not direct deposit. Also, if your tax preparer deducted any fees from your tax refund, your stimulus payment will arrive via paper check, not direct deposit. Furthermore, if you filed through a third party and owed taxes, the IRS will not have your direct deposit information, so if you qualify for a stimulus payment you will receive it via paper check.

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avatar Karen

I have found out a friend of mine, who’s ending number is 34 has received their paper check this week w/o 6/2/08. My husband and I both have numbers ending in 21. We still have not received our check and if you go on the IRS website, type in where’s my stimulus check then search, click on the first option offered then put your info in, it says no information available on us at this time. We owe no taxes to the IRS or State. We received a notice in late April telling us we were to get a refund. We (like everyone else) have things we desperately need to use this check on. Is there any way known to anyone to get information (other than waiting on the phone 1hr for a person) about our individual checks and why we can’t seem to get ours when others promised later in the month of June have received theirs?

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avatar ksnider

Under Payments of $600 Economic Stimulus Checks

What are your experiences with this? Is this becoming an under reported by growing and widespread problem?

I was at the bank on 6/5/08. A woman with 3 children was in line ahead of me. Her “Stimulus Check” was for $50.00. She was visibly angry and was directed to a bank officer to “discuss” this more privately(and quietly). I asked the teller if this was an isolated mistake. She informed me that most people coming in with these checks got considerably less than the $600 per tax payer “alluded” to by the President. So much so, that the bank(KeyBank/Albany, NY) had to establish and post protocols for consumers to follow.

I told my family that I would believe this “Economic Stimulus” payout when I had it in my hand.

Leave it to President Bush to screw up something as simple as giving away money.

Is he really an MBA?

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avatar No check yet

anyone know of a phone number where you can call and actually talk to a real person instead of a machine????

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avatar jenifer

The number is 1-800-829-1040 and don’t press any buttons. Stay on the line and a real live person will talk to you. I finally got through (after my hour wait) but I at least got a confirmation that the check will be sent out. Others who are “visibly frustrated” may have back debt and the government paid some of the back debt. Back debt means “outstanding” or “past due” that is the clarification that I got. My check was supposed to be mailed out and they do not know why it is behind but at least after my hour wait, it was confirmed that I am getting one.

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avatar Tara

I filed my taxes in January and got a refund in February. We have moved to another state so I called my tax preparer and asked her if we need to do anything besides fill out a change of address form with the post office in order to recieve our stimulus payment. She said “NO” that is all you have to do. NOW it is June and I was supposed to have my check yesterday, come to find out I was supposed to file a form 8822???? A change of address form for the IRS AH! So I do not know if they will forward my check or not?? Does anyone know? Thank you!

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avatar jemady

Tara, they will not forward government checks. I believe it says right no the envelope, “do not forward”. It will go back to them. File the 8822 now so at least you will still get your check down the road. Please use a different tax person!!!

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avatar Cailrs

The last two digits of my ss number fall in the May 9th. category. I filed direct deposit. I have not received my check, nor have I received any notice that I am receiving a check. When I check the IRS website they say they have no info on my particular account. Has anyone else experienced this?
I tried to contact someone and I always get a message that they cannot take my call due to large volume of calls.
Any suggestions?
Thanks

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avatar Randy

You’re in the same boat I’m in. I re-checked my copies, definitely direct deposit, mailed on time, nothing irregular, no taxes owed. May 9th was the day, still nothing. The web site tells me what it tells everyone else, they know nothing. I no longer care. I had planned on buying a new lawn tractor, but, looks like this one will just have to hold up. The money would have helped. Some stimulus package GW.
Just be patient, and keep waiting……

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avatar jenifer

I don’t know if this will help anyone, or maybe relieve some anxiety but…We got our letter last Tuesday confirming our amount. I called and waited the hour to talk to someone at the IRS who confirmed that our payment would be released June 6, 2008. They told me that it would come from Atlanta or Kansas City. Today, our check is in the mail but it was released from Philadelphia. The check was printed on June 6, 2008. Just trying to help someone with time frame. Hope that helps and since I have my payment, time to pay my taxes and put a gallon of gas in my car and a gallon of milk in my fridge! Yippee…

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avatar jenifer

thats only about 5 weeks. I am guessing your payment would be delayed but I don’t know. If you call and talk to a live person, maybe they can tell you. I had to wait for an hour to talk to someone but I did and it was worth it! Check was in the mail today.

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avatar Karen

I tried the 1-800-829-1040 number today. We still can’t get any other info under our SSN other than no info available at this time and it should have mailed no later that 5/30/08. So I tried the 800# and did not press any buttons except “0″ to try to get to someone. I did get a person but when I told them what I was calling about they proceeded to immediately transfer me to a recording that told me volume was to high about the issue I was calling about to handle my call. It said call back at another time and promptly hung up on me. We did receive a letter stating we were eligible for the stimulus payment but we have not yet received a follow up letter. I filed our taxes and we owed taxes but paid every cent we owed and might I add within 5 days that check had cleared. They didn’t mind cashing our check fast…..but they evidently don’t want to send what is due to us by our government’s own promise. Any other suggestions on how I can re-verify the fact that we are actually to get a check as the letter stated. I, like a lot of other people, have things I am waiting to take care of with this check.

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avatar Pam

FYI…. HOPE THIS HELPS!!!!!

MY CHECK WAS SCHEDULED TO BE MAILED ON 6/6 AND I GOT IT YESTERDAY 6/9 ..I live in Vermont !!

( I also received my second letter on 6/5)

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avatar Molly

Pam….what is the last 2 digits of your social? Just curious..trying to find out when to expect my check:)

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avatar Pam

Oops…. I meant to write that ….. SS# 31

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avatar shockster7

Mailed my taxes 3/6/08 along with a check for taxes owed. Check was cashed 5 days later and have not recived a word from the IRS concerning a rebate check. Phone # 1-800-829-1040 doesn’t work,the web site “where is my stimulus Check says We have no info on your account. i love how efficient our government works

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avatar vqqb12a

My Social ends with 21 also and I haven’t gotten second letter, or check and site says no information. My mother’s social ends in 11 and she doesn’t have letter, check, or information either. Does the site ever say anything but no information?

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avatar Karen

My social ends in 21, too, and so does my husband’s and we still haven’t heard either.
A friend of mine whose social ends in 23 has just received his letter. So, I asked him to go on the website to look his up with me because I wanted to know the same thing……would it say no info on his or would it give info? So, we went to the website and YES it does work believe it or not, his info said his check had been issued and gave the dates. So, the website does work and until we see info there about our info I guess we’ll be just out of luck.

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avatar confused

don’t understand why the Government is giving stimulus payments to people who receive the SSI payment, but are not allowing college students, or tax payers who didn’t qualify because they didn’t meet the minimum requirement or tax payers who don’t qualify because they earned too much money to not receive them. I know people who are on SSI (not Social Security because SSI payments are not taxable income), that have received these stimulus payments even before people who qualify for the payments. It’s amazing to me that reading the comments about mothers with children getting only $50 and people who owe debt are getting reduced amounts, or people are just not getting the checks on time, but people who clearly don’t qualify for the payments receive them and in a timely fashion. The Government certainly need a better system of checking out the qualifications before sending out the stimulus payments.

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avatar Randy

Well finally, the gov admits they know who I am, after weeks of asking them. The web site told me to expect a check, issued on June 16th, although I filed electronically, and gave them my direct deposit info.
They said, if the check isn’t here by July18th, to give them a call, but do not call them before that date, because they will not be able to help me.
I’ll just put it in the bank, nothing I want to buy now, the “excitement” factor died.
I’ll stimulate the economy by filling my tank, just to see how a full tank feels.

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avatar gidget12

Does anyone know if the child stimulus check is included with the regular stimulus check? My daughter said her now separated husband told her, he only received the $1200, but not the $300 check. I wonder if he is lying or does the child stimulus check come at a different time?

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avatar Sarah

#220 – I’m pretty sure it’s just one check. However he could likely be telling you the truth about the amount. Lot’s of people are getting a bit less than they were expecting. If it helps any I finally got a result on the website and it said that my family will be getting $1200 total and we have two children. I was expecting $1200 for my husband and who filed jointly and were in the income bracket and then another $300 for each kid. But the IRS site says we only get $600 as a couple and $600 hundred for the 2 kids.

Don’t get me wrong I am great full to get that much. We are going to use it (along with savings) for a down payment on our first house. Anyhow for everyone else out there I don’t see any sense in blaming George Bush I mean he may have screwed some things up but do you really think he is sitting there making direct deposits and licking envelopes? It’s probably a pretty big job to go find everybody and give them money and I’m sure whoever IS in charge is working their a** off. I second the person that said just don’t spend the money until you see it on your statement. Not to make light of anyones situation I know how frustrating it is to anticipate something that just keeps getting put off.

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avatar Luke Landes ♦127,505 (Platinum)

gidget12: for many people, the IRS accidentally (or “accidentally,” depending on your belief of conspiracy theories) left off the additional amounts for qualified dependents. For those people, they know who is due an additional payment, and will send a follow-up check.

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avatar angry101

I filed electronically. The last two of my SS# is 20. My check was to be deposited May 2..No Show. Thought ok wait for paper check on May 30…still NO SHOW! I find it every interesting…being an x-military wife and having worked with the government; that when they want something they get it NOW, and if they don’t get it now they penilize you! When we are to get something they take their sweet time getting it to us.

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avatar vqqb12a

Thanks, it is comforting to know that I’m not the only one not getting check on time.

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avatar shockster7

Went to the IRS website yesterday (where is my stimulus check) and plugged in my SS#,filing status,and # of dependants and finally received info stating my check would be mailed on June 27th. Payment was supposed to be May 30th. Better late then not at all.

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avatar Randy

Well, finally got my check. It showed up exactly 4 days after the notice, if that helps anyone curious about how long it takes once receiving the notice. It’s mostly gone now. Paid gas,electric, filled the tank. I’m sure someone was stimulated. $600 isn’t much these days.
I still appreciate it.

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avatar Robin Wathen

I was to receive a check by 5/16/08 no check yet today is 6/24/08, What is the deal?????????

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avatar Karen

I am the Karen that has commented a couple of times before about our check being late. It should have mailed by 5/30 according to our last two digits. Have been checking & checking & checking on line and finally it has appeared, ours will mail July 4th. So, approximately 6 weeks late maybe we will finally get our check. I hope this information helps someone. If your check is late, don’t lose hope, just keep checking on line and hopefully, eventually you will get the news as we did.

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avatar vqqb12a

Just got notice through website that check will be issued, it said, July 4 which is of course a holiday. My social ends with 21 which should have put the date end of May, I believe, so they must be running behind.

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avatar Jack

I was due a check on June 20th, and so far I haven’t seen it. I know of others who got theirs within 3 days of the date on the letter. You just can’t expect the IRS to keep to a set schedule. I worked for the Government for 20 yrs and as someone else has mentioned, if you owe them money, it’s gone right out of your check the next time you get paid. If they owe you money, its usually 8 weeks before you see it.

Oh well. Guess I should be used to it by now. Hurry up and wait!

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avatar Sonja

I am wondering if you have recieved your stimulus check yet. I did the same thing as you-my ss ends in 40 and I have check the irs website and there is nothing, plus I have not recieved a notice about it.

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avatar Kim

I have filed my taxes way back in Feb we owed from from the previous year and I think that is why we have not recieved ours yet but it is surely taking them way to long.My husband’s last 2 # are in the 20s’ still no sign of when we will recieve it .

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avatar jemady

They will take what you owe out of your stimulus. Will you have anything left ?

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avatar Charles

I have been checking on mine, and according to the website, mine should be mailed by the 27th (today). However, I received a notice 3-4 days ago, that said to expect payment by 27th. Which one is it? It cant be both, mailed and received the same day. Has anyone gotten a notice this week and actually received their check yet?

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avatar Randy

That’s the weird thing. My SS ends in the 50′s and have already received and cashed my check, and people who’s SS ends in the 20′s still haven’t heard anything.
I also owed taxes, paid by check, check was cashed by IRS.
Maybe, just maybe, some of those who are still waiting that should have already been paid, maybe they are part of the group who’s checks or auto deposits were sent to the wrong accounts?
I received my check 4 days after the notice arrived. Date of check and date check arrived,was June 21, SS# ending in the high 50′s.

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avatar Jack

It seems hit and miss as to whether one gets their check when the IRS says your supposed to. I have talked to people who are still waiting 3 weeks late now and those who get it within a couple days of their notice. Mine is 9 days after the notice date and I’m 99% sure it’s not in the mail or it would have been here now.

The part that really gets me is the fact that the IRS wont even talk to you until it’s past the date listed on the notice they send which for me is July 18th. About a month past due. Obviously they couldn’t be running behind or everyone’s would be late, but that is not the case. If there was a problem with mine then why the notice I was going to get it? What is going to magically happen in that month they want me to wait to ask where it is?

I didn’t budget the money in it not being here doesn’t put me in a bind, it’s the principle. They could tell you at least if it was mailed, but they won’t.

Sorry for those checks that are late and high fives to those that got theirs.

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avatar Joey

I recieved my notice letter on June 24th. My last 2 digit is high 60s, which mean my check should mail on June 27th.
I had recieved my check today on June 30th. Right on schadule :>

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avatar Eleanor woodbury

i have nor recieved my stimulas payment i filed via/computer is there away to check or talk to someone to find out if my information went through i have been trying to find a number to talk to someone and not a machine i have no c lue if i did the paper work correctly or if it was even subitted but i do know that i have not recieved the paymenht as of yet can someone please contact me to let me know if it went through o0.k.

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avatar Jenn

UPDATE!

May 2nd: thought we’d get our stimulus check. We didn’t, since we used TurboTax/SBBT.

May 16th: according to an IRS mailing, we should have received our check. But on the back there was a blurb about our rebate being “under review”.

May 27th: I called the IRS to see if they could give me an estimate on when our check would be sent out. I was told three to four weeks.

June 17th: For shits and giggles I checked the IRS stimulus status page. We were given a mailing date of June 27th!!!

July 1st: Our stimulus check was waiting for us in our mailbox! :)

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avatar megs

I e-filed before april 15th and I received my income tax check (by mail) on time. Now, this stimulus check is taking forever. I have three different dates i was given that i should have received my check and guess what…no check!! My last 2 digits of ss # are 00. Shouldn’t I have received it by now?? My friend’s last 2 digits are 73 and he received his last week. What’s up with that?! I called a number, automated of course, and it told me a check was due to be mailed may 5th…uh, it’s now july 1st. I have three different numbers I can call but EVERY time I call it says they can’t take my call due to high call volume!!! How am I supposed to figure out where my check is or even file a claim if I can’t get through to ANYONE?!?!

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avatar michelle

My information showed on the irs website on June 22nd… I received my letter yesterday June 30th.. I am in the group of last digits 84…suppose to be mailed out July 4th…I haven’t received my check yet but maybe I will get it early…who knows..anyone get there check yet with ss# in the 80′s?

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avatar michelle

Still no check… I guess everyone received theirs because nobody on here is complaining or left a comment…whatever BITchez……………………………….

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avatar zenlogic

Oh come on, i can’t believe what i am reading, every problem listed in the above comments is not the fault of the gov’t, but of yourselves, no common sense in the lot of you…….. if you would take two seconds out of your miserable life’s to actually think, you might even make a difference in the world, but as you are now? Nope, useless, the lot of you.

As for the Economic Stimulus Payment, Bah Humbug, it is nothing, the U.S. borrowed it from another country, most likely china, and gave half of it to themselves and the rest to you, (to take your mind off the fact that the U.S. is in deep dodo) who will have to pay it back in raised taxes so we can give “IT” plus interest back to china. Does this make any sense. To you guys and gals, I bet it does………………….

By the way, those of you who do finely get it, please don’t go and buy anything not American made, especially stay away from Indochinese goods, (that puts wal-mart off your list) we don’t want to give them any more of our money then they already have…………

Do a Google search for “US debt and china”, try learning for a change.

Have a great day, Zenlogic.

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avatar michelle m

According to the my letter and ss digit i was suppose to receive my payment 06/27/08 it is now 07/08/08 and still no $$$ hope it comes very soon before my trip to Puerto Rico so i could have some fun…….. :(

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avatar Ludmila Hajek

Stimulus payment tracker informed us, that “You did not qualify for Stimulus payment because your qualifying income was not high enough etc.” The fact is, that our Social security benefits stated on form 1040, filed properly on time on March 15.2008 were much much higher, then $ 3,000 which is required.

M.H.

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avatar ben

My SS# last two digit is 87, it was scheduled to be mailed on july 4th. I have’nt receive anything even a letter from IRS about the status of my stimulus payment.

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avatar Sonja

Well I call this number 1-800-829-1040 don’t push any numbers, just wait and they will come on the line. Anyways I called the number got threw and they told me my check was mailed out on the 13th of June and I should have it by the 16th—-the 16th came and went-no check and its now July 14 and still no check. Damn IRS!

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avatar Denise

Same old, same old. Husband’s ss ends in the #s from 00-20. Mailing was supposed to be on 5/26. It’s now 7/17 and…still no check. IRS website says “no information available” . I submitted info to my Senator 2 weeks ago but haven’t heard from them either. The phone # for the IRS gives the exact same info as the website. Now I know the real meaning to the song “Circle Game.”

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avatar florci

hello everybody..maybe someone can help me..i moved from my old address where the i.r.s mailed my payment check..i called them and they now say i have to wait 45 days?? for what??the lady couldn’t give me the answer!! i checked on line and it said it was mailed june 28.i also went to the post office to clear my address mess up..if someone has a good idea of whats going on..please help..thank you..xoxoxo

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avatar jemady

The IRS doesn’t allow the USPS to forward refunds/stimulus checks. Your check would have been returned to the IRS. Did the woman at the IRS take down your new address? I know there is a form on the IRS website to inform them of your new address. If she didn’t take your address, and even if she did, you may want to submit that change of address form. It will take at least 45 days for your check to get returned and re-processed.

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avatar neven long

I have power of attorney for my mom who has dementia. Filed her tax form in order to receive stimulus payment. She still as of August 2 not received her payment. Have been to irs website and says there has been a delay in processing. Called the number provided but can never get through. What’s going on? This is ridiculous. How can I find out what to do about this?

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avatar Karen

To: Comment #251 Try to call the number provided again. Do not press any buttons at all. Just hold. But be prepared to hold extremely long. I had to hold 27 minutes. I told a friend of mine to do this and he held according to the timer on his phone for 51 minutes but it was worth his wait. Believe it or not he talked to someone very nice and helpful for his problem. But on the other hand the person I talked to after 27 minutes was rude, obnoxious, unfriendly and doesn’t need to be in a position that talks to people. Hopefully you will get a nice person that will help you solve your problem. I have already received my check and now my friend’s is on the way. Hope this helps.

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avatar alice garland

I have not recived any thing at all dont even get answer when I call .
PLEASE CAN YOU HELPME?

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avatar zenlogic

The only help i can give you is advice, work hard, use your money wisely and buy American… stock up on food and tangibles and quit expecting the govt to pull you up, isn’t going to happen, no way no how.

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avatar Upset & Confused

My son still has not received his stimulus check as of August 20th. I filed his taxes online Feb. 19th and he received his refund a long time ago. He received his stimulus confirmation letter in early June. According to the IRS mailing schedule, he should have received his stimulus check by June 20th.

We have called the number given on the confirmation letter a couple of times, and held so long that we finally gave up. We even thought of going to the local IRS office here, but their hours are M-F 8:30-4:30. My son’s employer has a strict attendance policy and no vacation time accrued yet, so it is nearly impossible for him to visit during those hours. He also attends college in the evenings.

As I have all of the information required for the stimulus check inquiry, I tried to call & inquire about it on his behalf. After punching in the required information, I held for 30 minutes and finally got a rep. After explaining the situation to him, he was NOT nice and said something to the effect that I was breaking a federal law by accessing my son’s records.

I guess my son may never receive his stimulus refund….who knows….this whole experience has been frustrating!

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avatar jemady

Has your son moved since his refund? Does he owe any student loans, back taxes, or child support? He needs to make the time to call the IRS himself and hold on as long as it takes. I believe they also answer the phones on Saturdays. At least they used to. But they are open 7am until 8 or 9pm during the week. In this day of identity theft, they can’t and shouldn’t give you answers on your son’s behalf. They won’t do it for spouses either.

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avatar Upset & Confused

Thanks for the reply jemady. No, he does not owe any student loans, child support or back taxes. There is no reason that we can think of that they might have a “hold” on his check. My husband thought maybe it was because this was the 1st year he has filed a tax return so his records weren’t previously in their database.

Since his free time is so limited, I do many favors & errands for him – as I sat there holding for an IRS rep. I did wonder if they would even speak to me about his situation. I figured they might at least be able to put some kind of alert on the situation, email him, or give a revised date as to when he would receive his check.

Thanks for the tip on Saturday hours. The IRS website says their hours are only on weekdays, but I’ll have him give it a try this Saturday.

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avatar alice garland

I have not recived any thing about my stim.ck

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avatar Patti

hey everyone,

Didn’t I hear in the beginning that if you didn’t get the amount that you thought you would then there would be another check issued? My son has 2 children, he should have gotten the 1200.00 but he only got 900.00. They missed one child. Will there actually BE another check issued for the other 300.00?

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avatar Paulette M telenko

My neighbor filed his taxes on time and received a small refund. He did not know about EIC and I helped him file an amendment. He has since received an additional EIC refund. He has not received a surplus check as of today – Sept 3. Does he still qualify for it since he got EIC?

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avatar T. Valdez

I still have not received a stimulus check or heard anything. On the IRS site (this page http://www.irs.gov/individuals/article/0,,id=181665,00.html) you can enter in your information and they will tell you when your check is going to come. But the information is not there until the week before your check is supposed to be sent out. I entered my information and it said there was not info about my check. It also says that if you filled after April 15 to give it 8 weeks. I filled April 13 or something and then had to amend them and send them back, but that was like April 20th. They give you a number to call and ask about your check. We’ll see what happens, I’m calling tomorrow….. If anyone has any other suggestions about finding out where our stimulus checks are please let me know.

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avatar Blanche

IT WAS STATED MORE THAN ONCE ON THE IRS WEB PAGE(S) THAT PERSONS RECEIVING SSI PAYMENT WERE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR THE “STIMULUS PAYMENT”. AU CONTRERE, THEY ARE RECEIVING THEM!!!
WHAT HAPPENED!!!

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avatar Jason

I filed my taxes via HR block online on April 14th, and received my refund via direct deposit with in a couple weeks. I meet the income requirements, have no dependents, and cannot be claimed as anyone else’s dependent.

I have yet to receive any sort of economic stimulus payment nor have I received any notifications from the IRS. Just thought I’d post here in case I’m not the only one. Any information on this would be appreciated.

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avatar STACEY

I HAD TO PAY IN AND SENT MY TAXES ON APRIL 13TH WHEN CALLING THE FIRST TIME (1 HR ON HOLD)THEY SAID THEY WERE PROCESSED ON THE 16TH SO I WOULD NOT GET MY CHECK ON TIME IT WOULD TAKE LONGER BECAUSE IT WASN’T BEFORE THE APRIL 15TH DEADLINE. CALLED AGAIN (40 MIN ON HOLD) END OF JUNE BECAUSE THERE WEBSITE SAID IT WOULD TAKE 8 WEEKS TO PROCESS IF RECEIVED AFTER APRIL 15TH WAS TOLD THERE WERE BEHIND JUST BE PATIENT. CALLED AGAIN SEPT 10 (45MIN ON HOLD) JUST TO BE TOLD THEY HAD LOST MY TAXES I WOULD HAVE TO RESUBMIT THE INFORMATION TO THEM THEY GOT MY CHECK I HAD TO PAY THEM CASHED IT BUT I WOULD HAVE TO WAIT ANOTHER 6 WEEKS NOW FROM THE TIME I RESUBMITTED. I GUESS I’LL BE USING THE CHECK FOR X-MAS IF I FOR SURE RECIEVE IT BY THEN. IF YOU HAVEN’T GOT YOUR CHECK I WOULD BE CALLING TO SEE IF THEY POSSIBLY LOST YOUR TAXES ALSO!

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avatar IRS Hater

I have had the most useless and shameful experience with the IRS and the nonsense of a stimulus check. I filed my taxes with my accountant as I always do this time however I am a newlywed and my wife (from Mexico) had yet to recieve her social security #. When I filed she was ineligible for an ITIN as well so I included documentation stating her status with USCIS. Unfortunately, the imbiciles at the IRS decided that since she had no SSN yet they would charge me as a single taxpayer with no dependants. Now I owed more than I should have and spent months trying to fix this after I finally got her SSN. Then another retard from the bureau informed me now that this was all cleared up I would be recieving my stimulus check but my wife would have to wait till next year to recieve her stimulus credit. Well 3 months later I called to check why I hadnt recieved my money and they tell me that I was misinformed by that idiot and I would have to wait until next year to recieve even my own stimulus check. Well now it seems I am the only bitch of the systems because every other fart knocker got thier check but me and why? Idiots deserve death. I want my money IRS, you steal from me all year and then you cap on me when everyone else gets a check you rotten armpits.

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avatar Charles F. Jennings

I just ran accross this page where everyone is complaining about not getting Stimulas Check. As of 5th of January 2009 my Mother-In-Law still has not received her Stimulas Check. She filed for it wit her Tax return, she is 85 and retired so I know she is eligible. She has tried to find out what has happened to it but all she gets is the runaround. Does anybody know how to absolutely find out how or why you have not received your Stimulas Payment! Personally I feel it is getting on the verge of being absolutely rediculas.

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avatar liketanyanot

Hi, I still owe unemployment back taxes only for I think one or two years (2003/2004) I haven’t yet gotten around to paying that but was nonetheless otherwise up to date on my taxes for all other years- I was told for last tax year (2007) I would be eligible for the stimulus check, am pretty sure if memory serves me right I received the letter, my accountant even told me I should receive it and it is now March 10th, 2009, and I have still not received it! Was I given incorrect information? I even called the IRS last fall and eventually some grouch got on the phone and even though I supposedly met the requirements, she told me I didn’t but then refused to tell me why! What the heck? Could it be the back taxes owed? I seem to recall on the IRS.gov website it even said you could receive the check even if you owed back taxes!

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avatar Luke Landes ♦127,505 (Platinum)

No, you would not receive the check if you owe back taxes.

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