Special steps for some to get stimulus checks

March 13, 2008 7:12:59 PM PDT
You may have heard about the economic stimulus package - those checks that Uncle Sam will soon be mailing out - but there are steps you need to take to make sure you'll see that money. You must fill out a tax return, and while for many people that will not be a problem, millions of Americans do not fill out tax returns. Retirees and those on disability typically are not required to fill out tax forms, but if they hope to get one of the checks, they must file a return this year.

The IRS will be sending information to those who do not usually file returns.

Lea Crusberg with the IRS explained, "It includes information, a notice sample form as well as a blank form they can go ahead and send to the Internal Revenue Service."

The checks should start arriving in May.

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