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Official IRS Timeline For Issuing Rebate Checks

Last week the Treasury Department announced they'd be sending the rebate checks ahead of schedule. The IRS updated their old schedule and produced a new schedule on Monday, the first day that taxpayers started receiving their rebates. Please note that this schedule is different from the previously posted estimated schedule, as the IRS didn't release the below schedule until this week. Just as the checks started being deposited four days earlier than expected, the IRS notes that it will start mailing paper checks with an early start date of May 9. To see the official schedule, which applies to those who filed their returns by April 15, just

    Direct deposit payment

Last 2 Digits of SSN Check Deposited By
00-20 May 2
21-75 May 9
76-99 May 16
    Paper check

Last 2 Digits of SSN Check Will Be Sent By
00-09 May 16
10-18 May 23
19-25 May 30
26-38 June 6
39-51 June 13
52-63 June 20
64-75 June 27
76-87 July 4
88-99 July 11

If you didn't receive your rebate check on time, go here to see the steps you can take.


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LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 9 years
sometimes the government really sucks. so now i don't get direct deposit all b/c i used turbo tax??
Gatorhntr Gatorhntr 9 years
Savvy Sugar Thank you for this awesome website, It is a great help to the MANY People who would like to know more about these check's. Gatorhntr
Gatorhntr Gatorhntr 9 years
Hello all, Just found out, I filed on Turbo Tax, I had them deduct the fee to file and do direct deposit from my refund. I looked up Turbo Tax, Because the fee was deducted from my refund, My Check will now be mailed in the last of june, Insted of May 9. Here is what it say's. Rebates and Refund Transfers Using Santa Barbara Bank & Trust Updated: 5/06/2008Article ID: 6255IMPORTANT -- Using "Refund Transfer" with Santa Barbara Bank & Trust could affect when you get your rebate Even if you have received or will receive your tax refund by direct deposit to your bank account using Santa Barbara Bank & Trust, the IRS will not do the same for your tax rebate. It will mail your rebate instead. This applies only if you used the "refund transfer" service when filing. The service lets you pay for your tax preparation and/or e-filing from your refund proceeds, for an additional fee, rather than use a credit card. Good Luck All.
frevirg frevirg 9 years
Asiaparker1 [+) you need to call the irs and very you new address you can do it over the phone go to the and find the phone number for ur area and call...
frevirg frevirg 9 years
i found that info on the irs website under FAQ other people also had this happen i guess here is the link for this website that tells u all about it....
Asiaparker1 Asiaparker1 9 years
This question is for the administrators on this site. I had my refund check direct deposited and my last digits of my SS are 64 so I assumed I would be getting my rebate deposited by May 9th. However, I just saw the new info that says if you had fee's taken our of your refund, my check will be MAILED instead. I've moved since I got my tax refund and I want to make sure it goes to the right place. What do I need to do to ensure that?
bebeisis bebeisis 9 years
princessjaslew~ faery is correct. You would have had earned $3,000 or more to receive rebate. EIC does not count because it was not income you earned. Hope this helps. Also visit for more details on your situation.
bebeisis bebeisis 9 years
SavvySugar~ So basically the schedule is back to the original one? That puts me back to May 9th. I was supposed to have mine in my account today per the new schedule and I went online to the site and it also gave me the exact dollar amount and the deposit date of May 9th. Talk about confusing everyone ):
bebeisis bebeisis 9 years
frevirg - where did you find that info no I was not able to find it right off hand. thanks.
MuppetsForDinner MuppetsForDinner 9 years
I'm 11 and I got my check right on schedule on May 2! YESSSSSSS.
frevirg frevirg 9 years
ok people i just found something out if u filed with turba tax or hr block and had ur fees taken out of your refund u will get a paper check if u paid for ur fees by credit card or check than you would have gotten direct deposit ...from turbo
princessjaslew princessjaslew 9 years
i didn't get it either :(
frevirg frevirg 9 years
who didnt get there money today from the irs our 2 last numbers 15 and we didnt get ours and we never got a letter did anyone else
A-Journey-To-Wellth A-Journey-To-Wellth 9 years
getting mine today!!!
faerymagick15 faerymagick15 9 years
princessjaslew, I think you have to have an income of at least $3000 for the year and you are elgible. toxicblueeyes, I totally get it...I am in the same boat this week..I was hoping to get mine real soon and so many people who should have gotten theirs this week still haven't gotten it. I am worried I won't get it on time either...mine is due no later than the 9th. I could REALLY use it this week though. Like yesterday! Some unexpected expenses came up this week!
princessjaslew princessjaslew 9 years
my SSN ends on 01. But I haven't gotten my rebate cheque yet. I wonder if I'll even be eligible since even though I filed, i earned so little last year, they gave me EIC!
toxicblueeyes toxicblueeyes 9 years
well mine is a week later then the last time!!! i was the 2nd. now i'm the 9th!!! i'm going to be more in debt than expected!! i don't even think this is going to be worth it now!!
JennaV JennaV 9 years
The 9th for me....that's the same date as before :ponder:
alysun alysun 9 years
Nice may 16th
faerymagick15 faerymagick15 9 years
ok, my cousin's tax lady told her since she did the electronic filing with paying extra to get her check back faster that she will not get hers direct deposited even though her tax refund was direct deposited. She will get a paper check mailed by the 16th. Does that make sense??? Our was a paper return mailed in, but the tax refund was direct deposited into our account 3 weeks later. The SS# for ours ends in "58" so I am assuming May 9th is the latest we would get ours direct deposited?
Smart-Living Smart-Living 9 years
seraphicstar- That would make sense to me, but there's not much information on the IRS website regarding the rebate check for those who owed this year. PammyLZ- It seems that even though they started the process earlier than expected, the IRS wants to make sure they aren't getting ahead of themselves in case they can't get them out as fast as they predict. Even though they announced checks will start being sent on May 9, their schedule doesn't reflect that new date.
PammyLZ PammyLZ 9 years
This schedule is the same as the original posted by the IRS. I always knew about getting my rebate by May 9th. I thought there would be a new schedule because they are sending them out early....hmm.
bellaressa bellaressa 9 years
Can't wait till May 9th. Some things will be paid off!
Bksuga Bksuga 9 years
what if your married and filled joint who's social does it go by ? Would we get both on the same day or each by our socials
seraphicstar seraphicstar 9 years
if we owed and had that directly pulled from checking, am i right in thinking ill get direct deposit?
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