About those rebates
To the editor:
I have been reading about the tax refund the government says they are giving to people this year. Would you please put a notice in the paper that in order to get this refund, everyone has to file their taxes - even those on Social Security.
The way it sounds, if the Social Security or lower-income people don't file their taxes - and many don't - they will not get the rebate. I think the older people on Social Security should be notified of this, since they deserve a little extra money.
This is what the article says. But there are some exceptions:
- Individuals who might not otherwise be required to file a 2007 tax return will need to file a return this year to receive the stimulus payment. The return must show at least $3,000 in qualifying income. In other words, low-income workers who had at least $3,000 in earned income in 2007 but do not otherwise earn enough to be required to file a federal tax return, need to file a return in order to get the stimulus payment.