IRS 2009 Stimulus Checks: Recovery Rebate Credit & Making work Pay

For those who did not receive 2008 Stimulus Check
The Federal government sent out 2008 stimulus paychecks. However there are many taxpayers who either did not receive their stimulus checks or did not qualify for the last years stimulus payment. If you have not received your stimulus check last year then you may be eligible to receive the IRS Recovery Rebate Credit in 2009. You can find out if you are eligible for the recovery rebate credit using the IRS online tool on this page. In order to use this tool you must know how much stimulus payment you received last year. Moreover taxpayers who did not file for 2008 Stimulus Checks because they were not sure whether they were eligible, should note that you are/were eligible to receive 2008 Stimulus Payment Checks if
  • You or your family has at least $3,000 in qualifying income from, or in combination with, Social Security benefits, Veterans Affairs benefits, Railroad Retirement benefits and earned income. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) does not count as qualifying income for the stimulus payment.
  • You and any family members listed on your tax return have valid Social Security numbers.
  • You are not a dependent or eligible to be a dependent on someone else’s federal tax return. (The same must be true of any family members claimed on your return.)
You may use refer to the following pages of IRS for more information to determine if you qualify for the economic stimulus payment last year.
  1. Find out if you receive Social Security retirement or disability benefits.
  2. Find out if you receive Veterans Affairs pension, disability or survivor's benefits
  3. Find out if you receive Tier 1 Railroad Retirement benefits
  4. Find out if you are a low wage worker.
Will I receive Stimulus Checks in 2009?
The 2009 Economic Stimulus Package or Obama's Economic Stimulus Plan contains a lot of incentives and stimulus. For example -
  1. 2009 Housing Stimulus bill: $8000 First Time Home Buyer Tax credit.
  2. 2009 Auto Stimulus - New Car purchase stimulus or car buyer tax breaks- Tax deduction for sales tax and auto loan interest for new car purchases.
  3. 2009 Child Tax stimulus: Extension of $1000 Child tax credit for 2009.
  4. 2009 $800 Making work pay Stimulus: Tax rebate of $400 for singles and $800 for married.
  5. 2009 $250 Social Security Stimulus Check: Read my post $250 Social Security Stimulus Check 2009 Stimulus Plan
However there will be no separate 2009 Stimulus Checks or economic stimulus payment checks. Instead of 2009 Stimulus Check you will be able to receive $400 making work pay tax credit for individual taxpayers and $800 Making work pay tax credit for married taxpayers. Read more about Making work pay tax credit. Post your comment or question NOW.

Federal Tax Breaks, IRS Tax Credits, Tax Rebates in 2009 Economic Stimulus Package that maybe of interest to you

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  • Cash for Clunkers - Is it Useful?
  • Will there be a Second Stimulus Plan in 2009 or 2010?
  • 2009 Obama Stimulus Package details explained.
  • New Car Purchase Auto Stimulus details explained- Excise and Sales Tax deduction for new purchase of new vehicles.
  • Cars- Cash for Clunkers - Car tax credit when you trade your old fuel inefficient car for a new one and get a rebate of $3500 or $4500.
  • $8000 First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit details- 2009 Housing Stimulus Bill in Economic Plan proposed by Obama.
  • $800 Making work pay tax credit stimulus- details explained ($400 working tax credit for individuals and $800 tax credit for married taxpayers).
  • $250 Social Security Stimulus Check in 2009 Economic Stimulus Package.
  • 2009 Cobra Stimulus Package 65% Reduction in Cobra Health Insurance Premium for qualifying individuals.
  • 2009 Stimulus Checks? Economic Stimulus Payment
  • $1000 Child Tax Credit, Dependent Tax Credit 2009 extension.

  • Feb 28, 2009


    Anonymous April 13, 2009 at 10:20 PM  

    2009 - Making Work Pay -- When filing "Married" does the $800 mean both husband and wife receive $800 each, divided out between their paychecks (Total of $1600)?

    Currently, our employers are going by the Filing status on the W4's which if they say Married, each is receiving $800 as a tax break. Is this correct?

    shagboy May 13, 2009 at 7:24 PM  

    My Stimulus check was automatically deposited to my checking account in the appx amt of $162. Was Fed AND State tax withheld and if so, how was that amount determined. My bank acn't answer as they only receive the depositi amt with no detail. Calling SS is as if they don't exist. Any help out there. Thanks. Ron

    Anonymous May 28, 2009 at 2:30 AM  

    Wow the one thing that stands out in this blog is the mispelling of RECEIVE, not once but many times!

    Anonymous June 9, 2009 at 10:08 AM  

    "Receive" is misspelled throughout your web sites.

    Lea June 16, 2009 at 7:05 PM  

    It's interesting how many people are relaint on the stimulus checks. With over 150 Q/A's this article provides a number of useful answers (and shows some sad situations) that people have on the stimulus checks.

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