When the IRS sends out tax rebate checks this May and June, as many as 450,000 New Yorkers will miss out if they don't remember to file a 2007 tax return, estimates a story in Newsday. While most Americans will recieve money just by doing what they do every year – filing a tax return – many seniors and disabled residents may not recieve checks.
Because many seniors and disabled individuals are either on supplemental security income or social security disability, they do not earn enough income to be required to file the tax paperwork. However, in order to be eligible for the rebate, the Social Security Administration is reminding citizens that filing is a must.
Anyone recieving Social Security benefits should read this page of the IRS website, which contains information on how to be sure that you recieve your payment.