Monday, September 29, 2008

October Deadline For Stimulus Check

Anyone who files for an income tax extension has until October 15th to file a return. Usually that is about 10-percent of the Pennsylvania’s taxpayers. This year the number was just 8-percent but IRS spokes person David Stewart says there are an estimated 178-thousand citizens who do not usually file any tax return who need to meet the October 15 deadline if they want to get their economic stimulus check. About 18,700 of them are in Allegheny County. Stewart says many of those who have not filed are social security or V-A benefit recipients who may not have seen a tax form in years. The stimulus payment forms are on the IRS web site and at IRS field offices. It takes 8-12 weeks to process the request.

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