The Internal Revenue Service wants senior citizens, disabled veterans and retired railroad workers to make sure to file a tax return in order to receive a rebate, even if they don't normally do so.

That could be problematic, especially if they're not in the habit of filing tax returns because their incomes are too low. Last year, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration issued a report that found about 8 million people unnecessarily filed tax returns. Now many of them will need to file in order to receive a tax rebate, also known as an economic stimulus payment, of $300 for individuals or $600 for joint filers.

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