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IRS Gives Tax Filing Help on 'Super Saturday'

Posted March 29, 2008 10:10 a.m. EDT

— The Internal Revenue Service and partnering organizations staffed offices on "Super Saturday" to help individuals file their taxes in order to receive an economic stimulus check.

The effort targeted Americans who qualify for the economic stimulus but are not normally required to file an income tax return, IRS officials said. Those people include retirees, veterans and low-income workers.

“We don’t want any Americans to miss out on their economic stimulus payment," IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman said in a release.

"For millions of Americans, filing a tax return is not routine. Their income is either too low or not taxable.

"But this year, filing a 2007 tax return is the only way to receive an economic stimulus payment," Shulman continued. "Super Saturday is one way the IRS and its partners are working to ensure everyone eligible receives a stimulus payment.”

In Raleigh, the IRS office on 4405 Bland Road will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tax help will also be available at the Family Resource Center, 502 S. Bloodworth St., from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

To be eligible for the economic stimulus check, individuals must have at least $3,000 in qualifying income. The IRS counts wages, nontaxable combat pay and certain benefits from Social Security, Veterans Affairs and Railroad Retirement as qualifying income.

Individual taxpayers can be eligible for between $300 and $600, and married couples filing jointly can receive $600 to $1,200 from the economic stimulus plan. Child credits of $300 are also available.

For information on online tax preparation programs, click here.