First Stimulus Payment Checks Mailed Today

April 28, 2008

The first stimulus checks were mailed today. When your economic stimulus check arrives depends on whether your 2007 tax return set up a direct deposit payment, and on the last two digits of your Social Security number, according to an IRS announcement updated today:

Direct Deposit Payments

If the last two digits of your Social Security number are:

Direct deposits will begin on:

Payments should be deposited by:

00 – 20

April 28

May 2

21 – 75

May 5

May 9

76 – 99

May 12

May 16

Paper Check

If the last two digits of your Social Security number are:

Checks will be mailed beginning:

Your check should be in the mail by:

00 – 09

May 9

May 16

10 – 18

May 16

May 23

19 – 25

May 23

May 30

26 – 38

May 30

June 6

39 – 51

June 6

June 13

52 – 63

June 13

June 20

64 – 75

June 20

June 27

76 – 87

June 27

July 4

88 – 99

July 4

July 11

Note: These dates apply only to individuals who filed taxes by April 15. For joint filers, checks will be mailed to the person listed first on the return.

The IRS will be mailing approximately 130 million stimulus payment checks. Estimate yours at their new online calculator (most will receive $600 for an individual, $1,200 for married, plus $300 per qualifying child). Checks may be reduced to satisfy back taxes, child support, or other unpaid obligations.

More Tax Foundation commentary on the stimulus plan here.


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