When Will I Get My Economic Stimulus Payment?

We’ve all been asking/telling our­selves: “damn, I can use some extra cash right about now.” Well, your prayers and requests have been answered as the Gov­ern­ment will soon be send­ing some dough your way:

A. The Trea­sury Depart­ment will make pay­ments start­ing in early May. Early fil­ers, espe­cially those who choose direct deposit, will get their pay­ments first.

If the IRS fin­ishes pro­cess­ing your return by April 15, you will most likely get your pay­ment based on this sched­ule. If you choose direct deposit, this means your pay­ment will arrive on May 2, May 9 or May 16. If you do not choose direct deposit, checks will be mailed between mid-May and mid-July. For this ini­tial batch of stim­u­lus pay­ments, the pay­ment date will be based on the last two dig­its of your Social Secu­rity Num­ber. [Updated 3/19/08]

But be smart about with what you do with it—or, just save it. To give you some more info on what this whole ordeal is about, you may check out the following:

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