IRS Wants To Make Sure Everyone Knows About Rebate

Wednesday, March 26th 2008, 6:04 pm
By: News On 6

A tax bonus is soon coming in the mail.  But you must file a tax return to get the money.  The IRS doesn't want anyone to miss out.  The News On 6's Amy Lester reports the government's taking a big step to make sure everyone eligible gets the boost.

The IRS and volunteers will offer free tax help this weekend.  This is only for people who normally don't file taxes, and qualify for the economic stimulus payment.

The IRS is buzzing with tax questions.  On this Super Saturday, the IRS plans to answer a lot of them.

"We're trying to get the word out as much as possible to make sure everyone that's eligible for an economic stimulus package gets to receive it," said David Stell with the IRS.

Eighteen spots across the state, including IRS offices in Enid, Lawton, Oklahoma City and Tulsa, will open their doors on Saturday.  People who do not normally file a tax return can come in and have one prepared for free.

Christina Vass from the Community Action Agency also plans to lend a hand.  Vass will spend part of Saturday at Sheppard Mall with several not for profit organizations, doing economic stimulus tax returns at no cost.

"It's just a good feeling to help somebody do taxes.  I just really enjoy it and I love to see the look on people's faces when they get the refund," said Christina Vass.

To qualify for the free assistance, you must normally not file, and receive more than $3,000 in Social Security, Railroad Retirement or Veterans' benefits, or nontaxable combat pay or if you had a job last year and made more than $3,000 and less than $8,750. 

If that's you, you'll receive $300 in economic stimulus money.  You must file a tax return to get it.

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