Refunds from Bush tax bill distributed by SS number-Truth!
Tax Bill Advance Checks Will Be Distributed By the Last Two Digits in Your Social Security Number-Truth!
Summary of eRumor:
This message says that the tax relief advances for Americans from President Bush's tax bill are being sent out on particular dates and by the last two numbers in the taxpayer's Social Security number. It then lists some of the distribution dates.
According to the United States Treasury Department, this is true, although the checks go to many Americans, not all.
A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:
Subject: Tax Rebate Check
Thought you would like to know
Tax Return Information
This is a piece of information about the new tax bill that Bush passed.
If you filed taxes you will get a tax rebate check.
Every taxpayer will receive a mailed letter, giving them the information about their check.
The maximum amount of the payments will be $300 for single filers, $500 for head of household and $600 for married filing jointly.
Payment will be made by your last two digits in your SSN.
Schedule for payment as follows:
00-08 July 23
09-17 July 30
18-26 August 6
27-35 August 13
36-43 August 20
44-51 August 27
52-59 September 3
60-67 September 10
68-75 September 17
76-83 September 24
84-91 October 1
92-99 October 8