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10,000 locals may be eligible for stimulus, not know it

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The IRS says as many as 10,000 people in our area could still be eligible for an economic stimulus check and not know it. The IRS says it's mainly retirees, veterans and others who receive government benefits and do not usually file a tax return. If you are one of these people, all you have to do is fill out IRS Form 1040A. IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman says it will only be used to determine your eligibility for this stimulus payment.

"It's not gonna trigger an audit," Shulman said. "We're not gonna come and try to talk to you next year. This is the irs serving as the service provider for the government that's just trying to get money into the hands of the american people. And so send us your return. We'll send you your stimulus check. You won't hear from us again."

 

To get a copy of Form 1040A, go to the IRS website, call the IRS at (800) TAX-1040 or visit an IRS walk-in center.

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IRS/stimulus check

This is what I don't understand. If you have a child born in 1990 you can no longer receive the child tax credit for them nor will you get the stimulus money for them. This is the tricky part... if they worked and filed taxes, they don't get a stimulus check either because you claim them as a dependent! Certianly others have noticed this. When is a 17 year old not considered a child? I thought legal adulthood was 18.

I KNOW...THIS IS EXACTLY

I KNOW...THIS IS EXACTLY RIGHT. IF THEY WERE ELIGIBLE TO BE FILED ON YOUR TAXES...WHY CAN'T YOU GET THE MONEY FOR THEM. MY SON WAS 17 AT THAT TIME, BUT HAS SINCE TURNED 18 AND THEY TOLD ME THAT I COULDN'T GET ANYTHING FOR HIM...HOW UNFAIR!!!!!!!!!!

Social Security Administration

My mother is on disability and according to the guidelines for qualifying for the stimulus payment; she was eligible. When filing the return she needed her previous year's total income amount. She called social security and they have been telling her and many others that they are not eligible and would not disclose the amount she received. So she called again and told them that social service needed her info and she filed. She got a letter from IRS stating that she will be expecting her check shortly. Why is social security withholding their information and telling people that they're not eligible when they are?