Stimulus Package Question


Diamond Member
Jul 5, 2001
I think I am still claimed as a dependent. But I received a letter from the IRS saying that I would get something. Did I misread the letter or did they make a mistake...or am I still getting a check in the mail?


Elite Member
Aug 31, 2001

Q: I know some people won?t get a stimulus payment. How do I know if I?m one of them?

A: You won?t get a stimulus payment in 2008, if any of the following apply to you:

You don?t file a 2007 tax return.
Your net income tax liability is zero and your qualifying income is less than $3,000. To determine your qualifying income, add together your wages, net self-employment income, nontaxable combat pay, Social Security benefits, certain Railroad Retirement benefits and certain veterans? payments.
You can be claimed as a dependent on someone else?s return (whether or not you actually are claimed as a dependent on someone else's return). For example, this would include a child or student who can be claimed on a parent?s return. [Updated 4/15/08]
You do not have a valid Social Security Number.
You are a nonresident alien.
You file Form 1040NR or Form 1040NR-EZ, Form 1040PR or Form 1040SS for 2007.


Diamond Member
Nov 8, 1999
You do not qualify for an economic stimulus payment

The Economic Stimulus Act of 2008, which authorized the pre-payment of this one-time credit, stipulates that the payment is not to be made to any of the following:

* Individuals who can be claimed as a dependent on someone else's tax return;
* Nonresident aliens; or
* Anyone who does not have a valid Social Security Number.

Verify you were indeed claimed by your parents.