KMPH Money Man Mike Gish Tells You When You'll Get Your Tax Rebate Check

It seems that the last two digits of your social security number just got a little bit more important.

That's because those digits, most notably the last two, will determine when you get your tax rebate check from the government.

The IRS announced on Wednesday that it hopes to pay the first $34 million rebates beginning May 2, wrapping up stimulus payments owed to most tax filers by early July. Taxpayers who haven't filed their '07 returns in time will get their money later in the summer and into the fall.

Most taxpayers will be receiving $600, $1,200 for couples who file joint returns, plus an extra $300 for every child under age 17 claimed as a dependent on 2007 returns.

Taxpayers who opted to have their 2007 tax refunds electronically deposited in their bank accounts will move to the front of the rebate line. The first payments will be made electronically May 2 to the accounts of refund taxpayers whose social security numbers end in 00-20.

The next batch, paid May 9, will go to those with social security numbers ending in 21-75. Then, on May 16, the final electronic payments will be made and, at the same time, the first paper checks will be issued to taxpayers whose social security numbers end in 00-09.

Check out the graph below to figure out the IRS timetable for your rebate payment!

Here's the government's plan for making the economic stimulus payments for taxpayers whose 2007 returns are filed and processed by April 15:


If the last two digits of your Social Security number are:

Your rebate should be sent to your bank account by:

00 - 20

May 2

21 - 75

May 9

76 - 99

May 16


If the last two digits of your Social Security number are:

Your check should be in the mail by:

00 - 09

May 16

10 - 18

May 23

19 - 25

May 30

26 - 38

June 6

39 - 51

June 13

52 - 63

June 20

64 - 75

June 27

76 - 87

July 4

88 - 99

July 11