Usually, getting mail is one of life's small joys in my opinion. And since I've opted out from receiving credit card offers, I rarely see an envelope addressed to me. A return address labeled IRS might have me taking back any hope that paper mail weren't so out of mode, especially if it arrived out of the blue. That would probably make me a little nervous! But this time, the envelope arriving from the IRS won't be a surprise since they've issued a notice to be expecting their note. To see what 130 million households will soon be receiving from the IRS just read more
The purpose of the letter is to simply remind people to file their 2007 tax return so they don't miss out on their tax rebate. When you receive your letter, it will be pretty obvious that it's about the rebate check: the letters are headlined "Economic Stimulus Payment Notice" and begin "Dear Taxpayer." You need to file your 2007 return in order to get your check — a little give and take — though your rebate check will arrive separate from any tax refund you may receive.