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Economic Stimulus Rebate Schedule: When You’ll Receive Your Rebate

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The IRS has posted a schedule indicating when tax payers, if eligible, will receive their tax payments. Keep in mind that these are estimates and the IRS could very well not meet this schedule. The schedule is based on the final two digits of your Social Security number. If you file jointly, use the last two digits of the primary filer’s Social Security number.

If the IRS has your banking information on file, as they would if you entered the information on your 2007 tax return in anticipation of a refund via direct deposit, these are the dates by which you will (most likely) receive your refund.

00 through 20: May 2
21 through 75: May 9
76 through 99: May 16

If the IRS does not have your direct deposit information on file, then you can expect a check to arrive based on this schedule (approximately).

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

More information on the economic stimulus tax rebate at Consumerism Commentary:

Here are links to official IRS information regarding the new tax credit:

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avatar Frugal pursuit

Thanks for keeping track of this information. I appreciated the earlier postings about the tax rebate iteself, the calculator, and now the E.T.A. of the checks (or direct depost). I like to know when money is coming in to better plan for it. If things change, I know you let your readers know.

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avatar Huffles

If I requested that the IRS draw tax owed from a checking account, will they be likely to use the same account for direct deposit? Has that been addressed?

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avatar Luke Landes ♦127,505 (Platinum)

Huffles: Yes, if you entered your banking information (routing/ABA number and account number) on your tax form when filing your taxes, the IRS should send your rebate via direct deposit to the account you listed.

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avatar denise

what if you used Turbo Tax, do they still have the Banking info, and will it come direct deposit?

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avatar bikerbabe

If I went to another tax preparer for my taxes this year and they didn’t bother to ask about direct deposit will I still recieve mine direct deposit since the IRS has my information on file already or do they go by the 2008 tax returns?

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avatar Bud

Filing married, jointly, we usually, get three exemptions, based on my full disability. How does that equate, to the tax rebate amount, for this stimulus package??

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avatar Scrappy

Are the people in a nursing home who recieve social Security eligible for this?

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avatar patricia brown

if i went to another tax preparer for my taxes this year and they didn’t bother to ask about direct deposit, will I still receive my rebate thru direct deposit, because I am on file thru the IRS in 2007, or will they go by the 2008 income tax returns?

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avatar jennifer

I was wondering if went threw h&r block and got your money deposited on h&r block mastercard will the money go into that account or will it be sent to u?

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avatar wonda

if i never received a letter or notice of a rebate does that mean i wont receive one ?
i have moved since ive filed my return but i have changed my address with the irs and local post office will that affect me receivein a rebate on the dates posted?

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avatar Mechelle

If you had your refund loaded onto HR Block’s preparid Mastercard, if you paid yours directly (cash, check or credit card), then your rebate will go onto this card. However, if you used any tax preparation service and had “the fees withheld” meaning you didn’t directly pay for them, then your rebate will come by mail.

Secondly, the rebate notices or mailings were sent out to the addresses from your 2006 tax return. Whatever address you had on file for 06 is where the letter went.

Also, the IRS started direct depositing TODAY! And will continue Tuesday, Wednessday and Friday with checks starting to be mailed on Saturday. Have fun with the money!

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avatar Jen Lees

If I want my stimulus refund delivered to me via direct deposit before July 11th, do I have time to change the date of recipt by May 16th?

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avatar Lilmoma

I have moved since I filed my taxes can i change my address

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avatar Benjamin

I’m a beautiful, wonderful taxpayer, but I’m also a dependent of my parents. Will I still be getting a stimulus check? If so, how much can I expect?

Also, I didn’t have my rebate direct deposited, but fortunately I fall into the May 16th check timeframe. Hooray!

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avatar Rose

If you are claimed as a dependent on your parent’s tax return, you do not qualify.

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avatar Anonymous

I would like to know why IRS is allowed to attach my Stimulus Tax Rebate instead of giving it to me. I do have an outstanding balance with them….BUT, the intention of the Stimulus Tax Rebate was to beef up the economy by giving consumer some additional money for SPENDING! What is the rationale here? Should I write my Congressman to complain?

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avatar Anonymous

What if you used turbo tax? I heard if you used turbo tax you will get in the mail

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avatar jaxsie

Does anyone know if you can still receive your rebate check via direct deposit if you filed for direct deposit on your 2006 taxes?

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avatar mimi

When I first filed my 2007 taxes my dependants SS# was entered incorrectly by my tax preparer therefore made her ineligible. I fixed the situation with the IRS over the phone. It delayed my receiving my refund direct deposit by about 2 weeks – but I did receive it in the amount I was expecting. Today, I received my stimulus check but WITHOUT the $300 for my dependent. Will I be getting that sometime in the next month?

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avatar Jessica

So if the stimulus letters are going to the address that was on our 2006 tax refunds, what happens if we didn’t file a tax refund in 2006? I still haven’t received my letter, but I filed taxes this year. My stimulus should have been deposited by today. What to do?

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avatar Michelle

When will I get my additional 300 for my child?

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avatar pinkrose

Yes I was wondering if my stimulus check should still be direct deposit if i filed with turbo tax or will I recieve a paper check? I have heard one too many options and just thought since I did file and have direct deposit the stimulus check should also be direct deposit….am I correct or not?????

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avatar vicki Bailey

If my husband and I filed a joint return will our stimulus refund come in one deposit?

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avatar DOROTHY C.

MY TAXES WERE FILE BY TURBOTAX ,WHICH PAYMENT WERE TAKEN OUT BY THEM.WHAT DATE WILL I RECEIVE MY CHECK LAST S.S. NO. ENDING IN 64,WILL I HAVE TO CALL TO GIVE MY NEW ADDRESS ,SINCE I MOVED SINCE THEN.THANKS

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avatar EC

ATTEN: PINKROSE – I got my rebate via direct deposit yesterday. I filed my taxes with Turbo Tax online so I was worried I would be waiting forever for a check but that wasn’t the case. I was able to file with TT for free but I have heard that if you PAY to file your taxes (if they take a fee from you) then you have to wait for a check. Whether this is true or not I do not know. Yay! Time to pay for my son’s soccer camp!

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avatar Nick

If you used Turbotax and had your tax preperation fees deducted from your refund, you will receive a paper check rebate, not a direct deposit. Turbotax also posted this information on their website.

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avatar Marlena

I have no recieved my tax rebate yet && i had direct deposit and my last 2 end in 35!! Where the heck is it!? And no i still have the same bank account and em’ in the military so you know i don’t make too much.

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avatar crystal osterhout

my ss # ends with 40 and my husbands ends with 23 so will they be sending our stimulus check together on one of these dates or will the send it seperate? how do i tell or find out? anyway we filed jointly, so any help would be greatly appreciated. and i hope i made sence in what i was trying to ask. thanks taxpayer

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avatar chris

We have not received our rebate yet. It should have come in on the 16 of May. Our Last two #s are 54 ,but our parents have received theirs and there last #s are 90, and we did use direct deposit,so whats up,why havent we got our refund?

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avatar Mikel Lee

So today I read that if I’m married filing separate, that both my wife and I will only get $300 each back? This is not good as all I’ve heard is that those who are married will get $600 per person back. Turbo Tax said nothing about this when filing my returns, none of this was said leading up to April 15th (publicly) and now I see that if we were to have filed jointly, we could have gotten $600 more. Is this true? Ouch, thanks “W”!

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avatar Namron

I am a full-time student and no longer live at home but my parents still claimed me as their dependednt. I made the required amount of money in the past year and meet all other requirements. Will i receive a stimulus or not due to the fact i was claimed as someone else’s dependent?

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avatar Lynna J. Paris

I am on disability and the last 2 dgits of my SS # are 53. I did not file for my rebate to be direct deposited; and found out after filing that I could have. Is there any way to change it now? Thanks for your time>

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avatar Lynna J. Paris

In regards to my PREVIOUS comment #32;
Please note that my last 2 digits of SS# are actually 34 in lieu of what I erroneously listed as 53. My question remains the same – is there anyway to have my rebate changed to direct deposit now?

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avatar jeanne

hi,
i received a letter saying i would receive my stimulus check by 5/16/08-still no check. irs.gov says it will not be mailed until 5/16/03. last 2 digits are 03. do i go by my letter or the irs schedule?

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avatar jay

Most of your questions are answered here:
http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=181997,00.html

For the lazy:
Q. When will I receive my stimulus payment?

A. The Treasury Department began making payments on April 28. Early filers, especially those who chose direct deposit, are getting their payments first.

If the IRS finished processing your return by April 15, you will most likely get your payment based on this schedule. If you chose direct deposit, this means your payment will arrive on May 2, May 9 or May 16. If you did not choose direct deposit, checks will be mailed between mid-May and mid-July. For this initial batch of stimulus payments, the payment date is based on the last two digits of your Social Security number. [Updated 5/8/08]

Q. I filed my return on time, but I haven’t received my stimulus payment, even though the payment date listed for my Social Security number has passed. Why?

A. In general, the payment schedule only applies if your return was received and the IRS finished processing your return before April 15. If you filed your return on time, but close to the April 15 deadline, the IRS may not have finished processing it before April 15.

Processing times for tax returns and stimulus payments vary. If you are getting a regular income-tax refund, the IRS will send you that refund first. Normally, your stimulus payment will follow one to two weeks later.

If you are not expecting a regular tax refund, your stimulus payment should arrive a minimum of six weeks after you file.

Q. I filed after April 15 and the payment date for my Social Security number has passed. How long will it take for me to get my stimulus payment?

A. It will generally take a minimum of six weeks after you file your return to get your stimulus payment.

Q. Will my stimulus payment be included in my regular tax refund? Will the checks or direct deposits come at the same time?

A. No and no. There will be two payments. You will receive one payment for your regular tax refund and later you will receive a separate stimulus payment.

Q. To which address will my stimulus payment be mailed?

A. The stimulus payment will be mailed to your last known address the IRS has on file. [New 4/11/08]

Q. I have moved since filing my 2007 tax return. How will my payment reach me?

A. You should file a Form 8822 with the IRS and a change of address notice with the U.S. Postal Service. This will ensure your check is sent to your new address. Without your current address, the check could be returned to the IRS as undeliverable.

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avatar barb

my husband and i filed togeather and had direct deposit and had our fees taken out we used tax brain the last two #’s are 82 , thank you for your help.

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avatar lee

my husband and i filed jointly sent it in feb direct deposit to the bank his ss# is 57 mine is 98 he got his may 9th i havent recieved mine yet will i get a check

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avatar Michael

What happens if you no longer live at the 06 address and is the notice the same thing as the check?

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avatar lilbit

Recieved letter monday may 19th, said check will come on or around may 23rd.

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avatar Ryan

its now the 24 day of may and I’m still waiting to get my direct deposit on check which ever I’m supposed to receive. I’m in the first set of people on either list and have yet to see a check or moneyin my account.

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avatar chelle

I should have received my check direct deposit on may 9th, but did not, I did not pay any fees for prep of federal, but I did have what I owed to the state deducted from my federal return, does that mean I will get a paper check? Also, if I owed the state any monies would I even get a stimulus check?

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avatar Luke Landes ♦127,505 (Platinum)

Chelle: If anything was deducted from your federal refund, then the IRS does not have your banking information. The IRS paid your tax preparer and your tax preparer deducted what you owe for the state and paid the rest to you. Therefore, you will receive a paper check.

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avatar Lacey

Ifg i filed taxes in 2007, but not in 2006, will i still recieve a Tax Stimulus Check?? I haven’t been able to get a straight answer anywhere. Everyone tells me somthing different. I tried to call the IRS Hotline, but after an hour on hold, i gave up. Please Help!!!

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avatar bess

Have not received my check yet. last 2 ‘s of my ss. is 24. i did put my bank acct # on tax return but made mistake of also putting a check # in front of it. willthis delay it, or will i get a paper check instead? I did mail in a corrected tax return with out the check #.. So now what happens? Plesae help!!!! I need the money desparately!!

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avatar Alison

My social ends in 80 and I will be receiving a paper check. A friend of mine has a social ending in 79 and she received her check on the 23rd, I have yet to receive any notification as to a date of when my check will be mailed. I thought the IRS was ahead of schedule?

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avatar mrs. Phillips

my boyfriend got a letter from the irs saying that he will be recieving his stimulas rebate check before or on jun 6, but still no check. They also told us that he is only recieving $600, but we have a 3 year old and he claimed me, so that should be atleast $900 right? $600 for him and added $300 for our chld, right? is there anyway i can talk to a real person about the stituation?

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avatar lilbit

Recieved letter monday may 19th, said check will come on or 23rd. Received it on Tuesday may 26th. More than likely would have gotten it Monday , but it was a holiday. (Mail)

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avatar Cvrq

I was a claimed as a dependent in 07 but will not be for 08 return, am I eligible for the stimulus?

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avatar Cheryl

The last two digits of my social security is #05. I should have received my check at least by May 16th. I still have not received it. Is there a phone number that I can call & ask where it is?

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avatar katherine l penner

katherine penner
my last no is 57

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avatar Elizabeth

We have our social security betwn 00 – 09 and have not yet received any stimulus check. We are married filing jointly and filed at April 15. The IRS website says it could come in 8 weeks after which is June 10. Still no check. We did received a note few months ago saying we would get the check. We have tried to notify the IRS but cannot get in touch with anyone directly and it is very frustrating.
Any ideas? Any way to talk to a real person at the IRS?

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avatar katherine l penner

where is my check.

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avatar katherine l penner

where is my check. last 2 no is 57

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avatar peachypecan

comment #46 answer: no, 300 for your boyfriend and 300 for any dependent under the age of 17 = 600. my BNL’s social ends in 50, he received a letter June 9th stating he will be getting a paper check June 13, he recieved the check on Monday June 16th. I think his taxes were file at the beginning of April.

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avatar peachypecan

plus, my ss ends in the 80′s and i have yet to receive a letter or a paper check. Go figure, I have been on other sites where people also end in the 80′s and have received their paper check 2 weeks ago. I dont understand whats going on and no one can give answers. A lot of people are fustrated because you cannot call and talk to a real person and the IRS website is never updated. I would like to know right now what SS numbers they are processing!

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avatar katherine l penner

where is my check last no is 57

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avatar Jake

June 19th and no check for us, our # is 58. I hope it comes tomorrow. good luck to all!

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avatar demetris

i have not got my check and my last digits are 69

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avatar ed

My last two digits of SS# are 43. and I don’t know whom to check with to see if a chech eas even sent. help, please. thanks, ed

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avatar Richard C & Barbara E Rabke

The last two digits of my SS# are 39 — My wife is SS# 42
We live in West Orange, NJ 07052 — and have not received our stimulus tax
rebate . According to approx. mail out schedules — the rebate should have been
received around June 13, 2008.
It is now August 11, 2008.

Please help us.

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avatar Edrine colin

I was wondering i didn’t receive no tax rebate is that mean i owe irs?

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avatar karen

is there another stimulas check in december

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avatar t.j.

my last two digit of my s.s. is 57 what happened to mine if i owed taxes

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avatar laneice

my aunt passed away and left me her house how can i find out if there is a tax lien on it laneice.steward@yahoo.com

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avatar Rose

Hello, so H&R Blook told me i was getting a paper check for $900.00 around May of 2009, I check the mailing date for my last 2 numbers “15″ it was May 23, 2009, here i am today June 10, 2009, and I haven’t received anything yet why is that? If any one can HELP PLEASE!

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avatar Addi

This doesn’t quite answer my question: What about the first time home-buyers stimulus? How is that being dispensed? Where is it?

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