IRS Notice on Errors that Delay Stimulus Payments

September 9, 2008

From the IRS website:

IR-2008-103, Sept. 9, 2008

WASHINGTON – People who are awaiting an economic stimulus payment or who have yet to file can avoid common errors that may delay their payment. They also can use the IRS Web site to answer most common questions.

The Internal Revenue Service, which is still issuing economic stimulus payments, has been studying trends and common issues in filing errors and questions posed by people calling its customer service telephone lines.

The most common question posed to the IRS is from people wondering when they will receive their stimulus payment. The question can be answered easily by going to and using the "Where's My Economic Stimulus Payment?" Web tool.

The common mistakes listed include not using your most recent address, filing more than one tax return, and not listing qualifying income. For the full list and details on each mistake, read the news release on the IRS site.

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