The IRS needs your help.
Starting in May, economic stimulus payments of up to $600 for individuals ($1,200 for married couples) will be issued by the IRS based on 2007 tax returns. Parents also get $300 for each eligible child.
Individuals must file a 2007 tax return. That's it. But here's where the IRS needs help. Millions of people are eligible but might not know it. These are certain retirees, disabled vets and low-wage workers who normally don't file a tax return, and might not have filed in several years. This year, they must file to receive the payments.
Anyone can help not just the IRS but perhaps themselves, friends or family by spreading the word. People who have at least $3,000 from wages or certain benefits from Social Security, Railroad Retirement and Veterans Affairs could be eligible.
They need to file a return. We'll do the rest. Please visit www.irs.gov for details.
Thanks for helping spread the word.