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Stimulus Payment Schedule for Tax Returns

April 15, 2008




Economic stimulus payments will be issued according to the last two-digits of the main filer’s Social Security number.   People who use direct deposit will be among the first to receive the payments starting May 2.  Paper checks will be put in the mail starting May 16.


Last two SSN digits:

Payment will be transmitted:

00 through 20

May 2

21 through 75

May 9

76 through 99

May 16



Last two SSN digits:

Payments will be mailed by:

00 through 09

May 16

10 through 18

May 23

19 through 25

May 30

26 through 38

June 6

39 through 51

June 13

52 through 63

June 20

64 through 75

June 27

76 through 87

July 4

88 through 99

July 11
















People who file a return after April 15 will receive their economic stimulus payment, but probably about two weeks later than the schedule shows. A return must be filed by October 15 in order to receive a stimulus payment this year.

A small percentage of tax returns will require additional time to process and to compute a stimulus payment amount. For these returns, stimulus payments may not be issued in accordance with the schedule above, even if the tax return was processed by April 15.