IR-2008-53, April 2, 2008
WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers and tax-preparation volunteers that information about the economic stimulus payment is available in Spanish.
Information also is available for Spanish-speaking retirees, disabled veterans and low-wage workers who normally do not have a tax filing requirement but must file a tax return this year to receive an economic stimulus payment. All stimulus payment details are available at Centro de Información Sobre los Pagos de Estímulo Económico.
Starting in May, the IRS will issue economic stimulus payments of up to $600 ($1,200 for married couples) for people who have an adjusted gross income of less than $75,000 in adjusted gross income ($150,000 for married couples). There also is a payment of $300 for each qualifying child younger than 17.
People who normally do not pay taxes because their income is too low or nontaxable also may be eligible. People in this category must have at least $3,000 in qualifying income from, or a combination from, earned income, nontaxable combat pay and certain benefits from Social Security, Veterans Affairs and Railroad Retirement Board.
To be eligible, people cannot be dependents or eligible to be dependents on another’s tax return. Eligible people must also have a valid Social Security number. People with Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers are not eligible.
Most taxpayers just need to file a tax return as usual. The IRS will take care of the calculations. However, the eligible retirees, disabled veterans and low-income workers who normally do not file a return, must file a Form 1040A and write “economic stimulus payment” across the top.
Newly translated information includes the Package 1040A-3, an 8-page package of instructions, a sample Form 1040A and a blank Form 1040A. It contains everything needed to file a return immediately. Also, Free File – Economic Stimulus Payment is now available in Spanish.