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When to Expect Your Economic Stimulus Rebate Check

Tax Rebates To Arrive Earlier Than Expected

Those of you eagerly awaiting your tax rebate checks will rejoice at the Treasury Department's announcement that they're depositing the checks ahead of schedule. Their original announcement stated that May 2 would be rebate check opening day, but they've updated their schedule with the early start date of Monday, April 28.

If the IRS has your direct deposit information then your check will be deposited earlier than those who will receive their check in the mail. However, the mailed checks will also be sent a week ahead of schedule and mailings will begin on May 9. All rebates will be distributed according to the last two digits of your social security number as originally stated. While the IRS hasn't come out with a new schedule, I've updated their old one to reflect the newly announced dates. To see an updated estimated schedule just

These estimates have been updated. See the official dates here.

    Direct deposit payment

Last 2 Digits of SSN Check Deposited By
00-20 April 28
21-75 May 5
76-99 May 12
    Paper check

Last 2 Digits of SSN Check Will Be Sent By
00-09 May 9
10-18 May 16
19-25 May 23
26-38 May 30
39-51 June 6
52-63 June 13
64-75 June 20
76-87 June 27
88-99 July 4
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shanon79 shanon79 9 years
I was wondering since the IRS started sending the stimulus out early does that mean people that are getting paper checks will get them early as well? For example, the schedule above states that we'll be getting ours June 13, but when I check the IRS website, it shows June 20! So, what one should I believe because we need that extra money ASAP?
notyard22 notyard22 9 years
I agree with the above poster. This system is a wreck
kroc kroc 9 years
bobbiejohn2004 bobbiejohn2004 9 years
Yet another day goes by....NOTHING.....even tho I got notice it would be received by Last Friday...
echovixen echovixen 9 years
While staying at my parents for the last few days and anxiously awaiting my check in the mail because of stupid turbotax and their "condition" Some lady who lives down the street had her stimulis check delivered to my parents house... luckily for my dad he went and hand delivered it to the lady... the mailman gave it to the wrong house.... I could see it was from Fresno and we are in Utah... so they are coming from all directions and according to the irs site it shouldn't have even been sent yet ... even for the early maybe there is hope. I just want my check NOW. I hope to god it's at my house when I get back this friday. I have spent it mentally and my checking account is negative now. This site got all my hopes up... BOOO
bobbiejohn2004 bobbiejohn2004 9 years
We are all in the same boat BITY..... SHould expect it by this fri.
bityscrapper bityscrapper 9 years
I know your supposed to get a paper check if you have a ral done with h & r block but my check should have been sent to me already it should have been sent the 2nd of may nad i haven't heard anything yet
kat081505 kat081505 9 years
still not even a word on mine it isnt showing up on the irs website and no letter saying when it is coming but my tax preparer said we do qaulify i just dont get it
Missyho Missyho 9 years
lets just say that i spent yesterday evening stimulating the economy, and my belly as well! I bought myself a halfway decent meal, and put the rest away for a rainy day
bobbiejohn2004 bobbiejohn2004 9 years
Can't wait ours too is suppose to be in the mail...
Missyho Missyho 9 years
mine is in the bank!deposited yesterday, processing today! arrived in the mail saturday! YAY!
shanona shanona 9 years
I was all set to receive mine by DD this morning according to your article...but when I looked in my bank account it was no where to be found. The dates are incorrect in your article! The IRS website says I won't receive it now till Friday. wth? That really puts a wrench in my week. :( To view the REAL dates use this link address:,,id=180250,00.html
AmberMorrow26 AmberMorrow26 9 years
sorry missyho i only agree with you part of the way. I left my ex nothing and he left me $5000 in credit card debet $1500 behind on house payment, $6000 for my vans payoff and 2 wonderfull little boys $140for them a week in daycare and then $80 more for my other child thats $220 wk a job here starts at $5.85hr and i am ordered $271 a month in child support so it makes more since to stay at home until they are all in school. because i cant depend on the child support and if i could almost the whole check would go to daycare in one week and then i will still have to figure out how to get everything that they need ourselves. my almost husband said to stay at home with the kids to save money so just because i dont work doesnot mean that there dead beat dad shouldnot help. he dont see them or even talk to them so he can atleast help take care of them
mitymom2 mitymom2 9 years
Got mine today. No more whining out of me ;)
countingback countingback 9 years
FYI I was just told that if you use one of the refund loan companies that your rebate WILL NOT be direct deposited even if your information is recorded on your tax return.
Missyho Missyho 9 years
Thats a good question stina. I would think that you would be eligble when you filed to say, yes now i have a dependant. Oh, my cousin and her husband filed under his socail, ends in 24, and they got the 1800 they were expecting direct deposit. so, i better see my check so. it wasnt here yesterday, if it comes today i wont get it until sunday, ihave to go to a funeral out of town tommorow. I will post when it is recieved. As far as ex's. Cut and run. They deserve nothing. Child support I understand, and I am ok with it. But if they arent working and just expecting to get more money in child support or sitting back and complaining that you need to help them pay bills. screw that. I work 2 jobs for everything i have. my ex husband gave me nothing in the divorce and i gave him nothing. Things like that are never final tho. You may have to start to ignore her, give her the child support she asks for but nothing else. Sorry...the person I am dating has a little boy and she gets child support for him. She just got laid off but is activly looking for employment. As much as it sucks for her sometimes, she isnt asking her ex for help at all.
stina829 stina829 9 years
LOL Thanks mitymom! :)
mitymom2 mitymom2 9 years
Stina829, I don't know the answer to your ? but your son is adorable!
stina829 stina829 9 years
Ok, since this conversations keeps going ON and ON... I have a question. I just heard a conversation that said that if you have a child that was just born in the last 6 months of 2007 that you don't receive the child/dependant part of the stimulus. Anyone heard that one yet? I used the payment calculator thingy on the irs website and I used all the information directly from my tax forms. According to that, I will be getting the refund for my son, who was born in October of 2007. Anyone have any insight to this?
mitymom2 mitymom2 9 years
Kat081505, I am so sorry to hear your story. I will tell you that I am in just about the same situation you are in. We are going through bankruptcyy to save our house, but it is just a stall tactic. After we file and it all goes through it is going to add about $500 onto our mortgage a month which will make it about $1500 a month just for our mortgage. My husband makes about $2200 and we also pay about $520 a month for child support....hummmm you do that math. You are not alone, I know that doesn't pay the bills but I know you feel alone and maybe knowing that you are one in a million going through the same thing might make you feel a littel bit better. You can vent all you want, if it helps!
kat081505 kat081505 9 years
ya know what nateandgrace i completely agree with u on this one i mean me and my hubby have a 1 year old and a two year old i am a professional dog groomer and he is roofer he makes 400 dollars a week which is not cutting it and who can afford to work and put their kids in daycare anymore i dang sure cant i live in florida and for both of my girls to be in daycare it is 250.00 a week well that is not including gas for my car to get to my job so there is no point in trying to work but we cannot make it on his salary we have already lost our house we r just waiting for them to come get it ( it is a 2003 double wide mobile home)but we own the land so at least that is good i guess but ya know what u cant live under a tree with a 1 year old and two year old we cant get by to save our lives and we cannot put money back because we need every dime he makes to live on with gas and food the prices they are i am just really scared for the day when they do come get our home because we do still live in it and we will until they boot us out we have no choice and no family to help anyway thanks for letting me vent a little i just wish i could vent to bush himself he has no worries in his cushy little life in the white house he needs to come and live like us a while maybe he would try harder to change things it is sad when u cannot even afford milk for youre kids and i tried to get on wic and was denied ok im done seriuosly this time
nateandgrace nateandgrace 9 years
For all of you who are boo-hooing about this counting against you on your 2008 taxes, you should read the IRS site instead of hearsay. Quote from their site: You will not owe tax on your payment when you file your 2008 federal income tax return. But you should keep a copy of the IRS letter you receive later this year listing the amount of your payment. In the event you do not qualify for the full amount on your 2007 return but you do on your 2008 return, you will need to have the letter as a record of the amount you previously received. The stimulus payment will not reduce your refund or increase the amount you owe when you file your 2008 return. For everyone asking if you filed H&R Block, again, read their site: Quote: I chose to have my tax refund deposited onto a "stored value card" or debit card through the professional tax preparer I used. Will my stimulus payment be directly deposited onto that same stored value card or debit card account? Yes, unless you requested a refund anticipation loan (RAL) through your tax professional, or the stored value card or debit card account has been closed, in which case you will receive your economic stimulus payment by paper check. All I know is I have seen so many different schedules, who knows what to believe. You can't go by the one on the IRS site and I have seen the schedule that is on here only one other place and I have heard like in the comment above they will go out three times a week. All I know is according to this schedule, I will get mine Monday which I am really hoping is true since my rent is passed due. It is so funny the government is telling us not to use it to pay bills, use it to purchase things to "stimulate the economy" Well who the heck can afford to do that!! With gas prices as high as they are and prices of everything going up, I know so many people, including myself, who are behind on their bills and barely getting by, who the heck has the luxury to purchase frivoulus items. Let's see, purchase that big screen tv and be evicted and not have a place to put it or put a roof over my kids head and pay the electric bill. Gee, that's a tough one. If Bush didn't put the economy in the crapper, we wouldn't be needing this check. I am a conservative, and usually like the Republicans, but I am sorry, enough is enough!! This country can't live this way anymore with $4.00 a gallon for gas (and milk even!) people getting laid off, jobs harder to find than a needle in a haystack while the government sits on their butts and us tax payers are paying the price while we have thousands upon thousands of illegal immigrants living it up. The United States use to be a country where people were proud to be from and people all over the world longed to live here. Now we're just a big joke!
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