The Internal Revenue Service said it plans to send a second set of information packages to an estimated 5.2 million retirees and disabled veterans who have not yet filed their tax returns in order to give them their economic stimulus payments.
Once again, the packages will contain instructions, a sample Form 1040A return showing the few lines that need to be completed to receive the stimulus payment, and a blank Form 1040A. The IRS will mail the packages over a three-week period starting July 21.
"All it takes is a few simple steps, and the payment can be on its way," said IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman (pictured) in a statement. "It's not too late to file, but the sooner people file, the faster they'll receive their money."
The IRS has accounted for about 75 percent of the approximately 20 million Social Security and Veterans Affairs beneficiaries identified as being potential stimulus recipients. All but 5.2 million of those have either filed a return, filed a joint return or were not eligible for a stimulus payment (for example, they were claimed as a dependent on another's return).
People receiving only Supplemental Security Income are not eligible. Eligible people must have a Social Security number, unless their spouse is a member of the military, and be neither a dependent nor eligible to be a dependent on another's tax return.
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