Low-Income Seniors Must File Tax Return for Rebate

Low-income seniors, many of whom ordinarily don’t have to file with the IRS, will need to file tax returns to claim their checks.

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — The decision to add 20 million seniors to the ranks of Americans who’ll get rebates as part of the economic stimulus plan was in the end an easy one to make.

Getting the rebates in their hands may not be as simple to do.

According to the Treasury, anyone seeking a rebate under the program, which President Bush is set to sign into law on Wednesday afternoon, must file a 2007 federal tax return, preferably by April 15, if they want to receive their check by May or June.

Rebates for seniors: Next steps – Feb. 13, 2008.