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Stimulus Checks: Can’t Get ‘em Unless You File

March 27, 2008

Columbus, OH – If you want to get a federal economic stimulus check this spring, you'd better to be sure to file a federal tax return, even if you don't usually have to file. AARP-Ohio is trying to get that word out to seniors and others who live on such income as social security and veterans' benefits, and aren't required to file tax returns.

The organization is running free tax help sites around the state, with a special "economic stimulus" day this Saturday. Kathy Keller with AARP-Ohio says her group trying to make sure seniors and others know they have to file to get the money.

"Many of the people who live on their social security income or veterans' benefits, who usually don't file income tax forms, should this year, because they can get $300 from the economic stimulus package."

The IRS has issued warnings of scam operations, which contact people by phone or email and request bank account or other information to process stimulus checks. Keller says the one and only way to get that check is to file a return, and going to AARP tax sites is a free and easy way to do that.

"AARP tax aide counselors are filling out the paperwork for people, it costs absolutely no money, and people shouldn't pay any money to get this."

She says there are more than 300 AARP tax sites around Ohio, and they helped more than 90,000 people last year. She expects a big jump in that number because of the economic stimulus program.

Rob Ferrett/Kevin Clay, Public News Service - OH