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More than 100 sign up for stimulus check


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Posted Online: March 31, 2008, 2:32 pm
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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- More than 100 central Iowans lined up to sign up for economic stimulus rebate checks from the federal government at free sessions hosted by the Internal Revenue Service.

Events were held in Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Sioux City and Waterloo on Saturday to help retirees, veterans and low-income workers who do not usually file income tax returns fill out a simple IRS form to be eligible for a stimulus check.

To be eligible for the rebate individuals must either be on Social Security, receive veterans benefits or supply proof that they earned at least $3,000 from some other means last year.

People in those categories will get $300 for individuals, $600 for married couples and an additional $300 per child. To get the money they had to fill out a 1040A form.

More than 25 people were waiting in line before the doors opened in Des Moines on Saturday morning.

"It was really amazing," said IRS representative Lorraine Smith. "I didn't think we were going to see this much traffic."

People who normally do file a tax return will get $600 for individuals, $1,200 for married couples and an additional $300 per child.

Payments will start going out May 2 according to a schedule that is based on the last two digits of a taxpayer's Social Security number.

Another IRS event is scheduled for April 12 at the Federal Building, 210 Walnut St., Des Moines.

A photo identification, a valid Social Security number and income reports must be provided by those seeking a stimulus rebate.

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