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]
Tax Relief Checks Info 2008
HERE IS THE
DATES WE WILL BE RECEIVING OUR TAX RELIEF CHECKS. IT IS
Last 2 digits of your SSN
Receive your check by week of
For married taxpayers who filed a joint return, the first Social Security Number on the return determines the mailing date.
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information to remain available for a long time, and even once-good information to hang around long after it has become outdated.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(IRS) according to the last two digits of taxpayers’ Social Security numbers, the payment schedule shown above is an outdated one from 2001.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
|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|
Taxpayers who are set up to receive IRS payments via direct deposit will get their payments a bit sooner, beginning on
|Last two SSN digits:||Payment will be transmitted:|
|00 through 20||May 2|
|21 through 75||May 9|
|76 through 99||May 16|
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