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Claim: The IRS will be distributing 2008 economic stimulus payments according to the last two digits of taxpayers' Social Security numbers.
Example: [Collected via e-mail, 2007]
Origins: One of the drawbacks of the Internet is that it often allows bad information to remain available for a long time, and even once-good information to hang around long after it has become outdated. The item quoted here is a case in point demonstrating the latter aspect: Although 2008 economic stimulus payments will be distributed by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) according to the last two digits of taxpayers' Social Security numbers, the payment schedule shown above is an outdated one from 2001.
Distribution of 2008 economic stimulus payments via check (to taxpayers who file returns by the
Taxpayers who are set up to receive IRS payments via direct deposit will get their payments a bit sooner, beginning on
Taxpayers who miss the
Detailed information about the 2008 stimulus payments can be found in the Economic Stimulus Payments Information Center section of the IRS web site.
Last updated: 18 March 2008
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