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IRS Economic Stimulus Package

The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) is partnering with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to make sure important information reaches the deaf community. The IRS produced three pilot videos, “Economic Stimulus Payment Basics”, in American Sign Language (ASL) along with an English transcript of the content that were posted in April 2008.

Four new ASL videos were released in October 2008.

[NEW!] Get Your Economic Stimulus Payment for Taxpayers Who Normally Don’t File: Time Extension and Assistance

All you need to do is file a tax return to receive your economic stimulus. Now there is a new deadline of October 15, 2008. IRS employees at the free Taxpayer Assistance Centers near you will help you prepare Form 1040-A.


[NEW!] Get Your Economic Stimulus Payment for Taxpayers Who Normally Don’t File: Instructions on How to Prepare Form 1040-A

This short video presentation will provide you step-by-step instructions on preparing the Form 1040-A to meet the October 15, 2008, deadline to receive your Economic Stimulus Payment.


[NEW!]Get Your Economic Stimulus Payment for Taxpayers Who Normally Don’t File: Social Security Benefits

For those of you who receive Social Security retirement or disability benefits but who do not normally file an income tax return who already met the eligibility requirements to receive the Economic Stimulus Payment . Supplemental Security Income (SSI) does not count as qualifying income to receive the check.


[NEW!]Get Your Economic Stimulus Payment for Taxpayers Who Normally Don’t File: How to Reach IRS with Questions?

There are different ways you can make calls to the IRS through TTY or any relay services from any method of communications with questions or concerns anytime.


Watch the three pilot videos.

General: All you need to do is file a tax return to receive your economic stimulus.

Are you wondering what you need to do to get your Economic Stimulus Payment (ESP)?

Actually you don’t need to do anything except file a tax return.

As long as you have a valid Social Security number and at least three-thousand dollars of qualifying income, you’re eligible.

So, just file your taxes this year. And the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will figure out the rest.

Be sure to choose direct deposit. You’ll get your payment quicker that way.




Taxpayers Who Normally Don’t File: As long as you have $3,000 in qualifying income, including Social Security, veterans and Railroad Retirement benefits, you can get an economic stimulus payment.

Has it been years since you’ve had to file a tax return and you’ve heard that is the only way to get the Economic Stimulus Payment (ESP)?

Well, don’t worry.

If you’ve made at least three-thousand dollars, either from income or through Social Security, Veterans Administration or Railroad Retirement Benefits, you could get a payment.

All you need to do is file a 1040-A form, or, go to the official Internal Revenue Service web site, IRS.GOV and file your return electronically, for free.




Rebate Scams: The only way you can get an economic stimulus payment is by filing a tax return, not by giving your personal information to a scammer by phone or e-mail.

Have you received a call or e-mail from someone claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)? And did they ask you for your bank account number and say that’s the only way to get a tax rebate?

Well, hang up the phone and delete that e-mail.

Because that’s a SCAM.

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) would never call or e-mail you for personal information.

Never!

The only way you can get the Economic Stimulus Payment is by filing a tax return.

That’s it. That’s the only way.

And you can take that to the bank!




Information about the Economic Stimulus Package can be found at: www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=177937,00.html