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How long do you have to wait for Stimulus Check payments?

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I know alot of people have gotten their stimulus checks, however I have not yet and have heard 4 diffent stories from the IRS devils, and I am fuming.... :twisted: I was talking with the clerk at the gas station I go to everyday and she hasn't gotten hers either. It is maddening...

I'm getting mine mailed. I took that 'advance' on my refund. Those who did that, AUTOMATICALLY get theirs mailed.

Sub: #1 posted on Thu, 06/12/2008 - 19:12

sdchargers_63 sdchargers_63

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mine got mailed too,should be in about monday,or sometime next week.

Sub: #2 posted on Fri, 06/13/2008 - 06:47

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ladybug do you owe back taxes? The reason I ask is, I did and I received a letter last week stating I would get a check this week, however on the back of the letter it did say the amount was "pre" any back taxes owed, so I called the IRS to make sure, and they had already applied mine to the balance I owe, which was ok by the sooner I get it paid the better...

Sub: #3 posted on Fri, 06/13/2008 - 06:53

lmale lmale

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Ladybug - I'm a tax accountant. I can give you the scoop if you tell me how you filed...i.e. yourself like turbo tax; thru a tax preparer and paid the fees thru your refund, etc. Did you request direct deposit of your refund?

Sub: #4 posted on Fri, 06/13/2008 - 07:08

desperatelyseekingsanity desperatelyseekingsanity

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I'm still waiting for the letter that says I'm getting mine somewhere around the 20th.

My friend at work did get his, finally, but the letter only came a day or so before the check. My brother got his, but got the letter 3 weeks after he got the payment.

Sub: #5 posted on Fri, 06/13/2008 - 07:12

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desperatelyseekingsanity -

A question for you (maybe you can give me an answer, since the IRS doesn't seem to be able to!)

I received my tax refund by direct deposit back in February, no problems at all. At the time, my daughter and her fiancee were living with me for part of the year. TurboTax instructed me to enter all people who lived with me during the year, and then it eliminates those you can't claim. I was certain I couldn't claim my daughter & her fiancee, because they didn't live with me long enough to qualify, but I went ahead and entered them anyway, just to see what the program would do. It came back and said I couldn't claim them. So I thought, "ok, no problem!". Went on and filed my tax return, it was accepted, and got my refund in 14 normal.


When my daughter's fiancee did his own taxes a few weeks later, TurboTax rejected his return, saying the IRS would not accept it because someone else had claimed him as a dependent! I immediately pulled out my hard copies of my return - and there was his name under the dependents section! :evil: So I've filed an amended return, but to this date, the IRS still hasn't recorded it as being received - I know they're busy and running behind what with the stimulus payments creating extra work for them and all.

Now, here's my question - will that situation stop me from getting my stimulus payment? I mean, the IRS accepted my return, and issued my refund with no problems whatsoever - but if they now realize that somehow my daughter's fiancee's name ended up on my return as a dependent (and shouldn't have been), but they haven't gotten to my amended return yet (which removes him from it as a dependent), would that hold up my stimulus payment?

To my understanding, I think it shouldn't hold it up, because the requirement for receiving the stimulus payment was that you FILE a 2007 tax return - regardless of any issues with it - and I did that.

Any thoughts on when will i receive my stimulus check? I did receive the letter back in March that said I was getting a stimulus payment, but I haven't gotten the second letter yet that says I'm definitely getting one and when it's coming, and there's no info on the IRS website...yet. I guess my payment is not schedule to be mailed until 6/20/08, so I was hoping that if it's coming, I'd see the second letter soon.

Sub: #6 posted on Fri, 06/13/2008 - 08:41

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I finally got mine. I got the letter on economic stimulus check info, saying I would get my check on the 6th of June,it was the 6th that I got the letter! I got my check 2 days later.

My friend hasn't gotten hers yet; she was asking "When will tax relief checks be mailed?" her check was supposed to be mailed on the 23rd of May. But she didn't direct deposit, get rapid refund or anything. She did mail hers on April 15th, and I heard that if you filed yours at the last minute, it may take longer, but not sure..karen

Sub: #7 posted on Fri, 06/13/2008 - 08:48

Bossy4455 Bossy4455
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Karen - you are right...if she filed on the 15th of April, she probably won't get hers until late summer. The IRS says 2 weeks AFTER they process the return, but as we all know, they are swamped!

Sub: #8 posted on Fri, 06/13/2008 - 09:52

desperatelyseekingsanity desperatelyseekingsanity

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You are correct in saying that there should be no hold up in your stimulus check. However, and here's the caveat...b/c you filed an amended return, you won't get your check direct deposited. It defaults to a mailed check! Believe me, I amended this year and ended up getting a paper check instead of direct deposit of my stimulus payment. Although the IRS says that they have not processed your return, it is probably in the works, and once they start to process it, usually any refunds, etc. assigned to the account are on hold until everything is reviewed and completed.

You can go to to check the IRS tax refund status. If it returns not found, then it is still in the works. If the mailing date for your ss # has passed, I would call the IRS.

I don't know how old your daughters' fiance is, but if he's over 18 and he's filed his own return in previous years, and then this year you claimed him on your return, it probably flagged the IRS that something didn't seem right. On your return, does it say that there are 3 exemptions - you, your daughter & him? Did you file as single or HOH? When you amended how many exemptions and filing status did you claim?

I ask this, b/c there might be tax consequences here.

Anyway, if your Stimulus Check date is 6/20/08, you should be seeing your (paper) check soon.

Hope this helps!


Sub: #9 posted on Fri, 06/13/2008 - 10:05

desperatelyseekingsanity desperatelyseekingsanity

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SueBee - if, when you filed your amended return, you owed the IRS and did not pay it, they will take the stimulus payment and apply it to any monies you owe.

Sub: #10 posted on Fri, 06/13/2008 - 10:18

desperatelyseekingsanity desperatelyseekingsanity

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