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Why is My Rebate So Small?

May 2, 2008 · 12 comments

I’ve received a ton of complaints about the size of the rebate checks once actually in hand. Apparently, a number of folks have not received the anticipated amount…

Be sure and check out this list of why your rebate might be less than anticipated and give the IRS tax rebate calculator a whirl.

To date, the most common mistakes in figuring the rebate that I’ve heard deal with gross income and tax liability. Remember, if you make too much or pay too little in tax, you might not be eligible for the full amount.

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1 GHarri May 3, 2008 at 5:40 pm

Too little, too late. The only way this rebate scheme can have any impact at all is for everyone to be out tomorrow, spending, spending, spending, spending.

2 Sandra May 7, 2008 at 5:35 am

WHY HAVEN’T WE RECEIVED OUR REBATE CHECK YET.WE HAVE EVERYTHING AUTOMATIC DEPOIST IN OUR BANK.

3 Jamie May 7, 2008 at 8:16 am

Did you use a program like Turbo Tax or H&R block? If so you will receive a paper check in the mail. Atleast that is what the IRS told us when we called. If you want to speak to someone and find out where it is you can call 1-800-829-1040. Push 2 and then 3. You will hear music and eventually an IRS rep. will pick up……you may be on hold for awhile though.

4 John May 9, 2008 at 8:07 am

I just received my stimulus rebate, but it listed my wive and I as having 0 qualifying children. My Tax return listed 2 daughters, ages 14 and 19. How do I get them to fix my stimulus rebate check?

5 Jamie May 9, 2008 at 9:41 am

Children have to be under 17 years old so your 19 year old would’nt qualify. If you want to speak to someone and find out what’s going on you can call 1-800-829-1040. Push 2 and then 3. You will hear music and eventually an IRS rep. will pick up……you may be on hold for awhile though.

6 John May 9, 2008 at 9:42 am

I have one who is 14, but don’t understand why they listed me as having “0″ qualifying children.

7 betty boop June 15, 2008 at 1:52 pm

your tax rebate caculator is not working right I filed married jointly me and spouse made under 20,000paid in taxes got refund want to know how much rebate and when

8 Kelly June 15, 2008 at 2:09 pm

betty boop,
Unfortunately it’s not my calculator – it belongs to the IRS. I don’t have any of that information – I would suggest calling the IRS if the calculator isn’t working.

9 WILLIE July 6, 2008 at 6:11 pm

We received only $600.00 and we have three children that were under the age of seventeen as of 2007. I thought we would get $900. extra dollars, but we sure were surprised, when the check arrived. I get a pension that’s taxable and a social security disability check. I know it’s over $40,000., but only the pension is taxable.

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