Some LIers say IRS stiffed them on stimulus checks

Some Long Islanders say they?re not getting the money that the government promised them as part of the economic stimulus plan. Taxpaying parents are supposed to get an extra $300 per child. However,

News 12 Staff

May 14, 2008, 10:54 PM

Updated 5,912 days ago

Share:

Some Long Islanders say they?re not getting the money that the government promised them as part of the economic stimulus plan.
Taxpaying parents are supposed to get an extra $300 per child. However, Steven Shannon, a father of two from Hauppauge, says he did not receive that money in his check.
The IRS says the amount of money each person receives is based on their 1040 form. Based on Shannon?s income, he did not qualify for the child tax credit normally given before the stimulus plan was put into effect. Therefore, he says, he did not check the box indicating the tax credit applied.
According to the IRS, that?s why Shannon did not receive the $600. The IRS did tell Shannon they would credit him next year for that amount.
Shannon says he is especially frustrated because he intended to put the money back into the economy, as is the intended purpose of the economic stimulus package. Many others say they will save the money they get from the government.
The IRS also says it will be sending out forms instructing people on how to claim the correct amount of money.


More from News 12