The Internal Revenue Service says it started directly depositing economic
stimulus checks Monday April 28th. Checks started being mailed out in early May.
Click here to
see the update schedule for economic stimulus payments.
You cannot get an economic stimulus check, the IRS says, unless you file a
2007 tax return. 130 million household are eligible for the checks. Many individuals
can expect a $600, while married couples receive $1,200. Parents may receive
an additional $300 for each child.
You can calculate how much you will likely receive by clicking here.
The IRS says you will get your stimulus check by direct deposit if that is
what you checked for your tax refund when you filed your tax return. If you
did not check the box for direct deposit, the IRS will mail you a check.