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KENNEWICK, Wash.--At Liberty Tax Service, people want to know about the rebate Stimulus Payments. Tax Preparer, John Skinner, says people are asking how much and do they qualify?
"We've had people call us and people we've done returns for asking those questions and we tell them they need to file their tax return before they are eligible," mentions Skinner.
As a non-married taxpayer you may get up to $600 dollars back. Married and joint filers, up to $1,200 dollars together. There is also an extra $300 dollars given for each child under 17.
Diane Waters said when her rebate check arrives in May, she might save it. But she added her son is constructing ideas of his own.
"My son who is really looking forward to this because they are not that (financially) well off," adds Waters. He is going to do a little bit of remodeling so that will help him greatly."
Another woman said she might buy a television.
"A laptop or a big screen tv to watch KNDU Local News is what I said earlier," says Judy Frazier, Pasco resident.
Some people might not get any money back. According to the IRS, if you owe the government, expect a lighter check.
"If you've had a previous tax liability or federal loan liability there is offsets," says Judy Monahan, IRS spokesperson, Seattle. That would be the case too with these payments."