March 26,2008: Rep.Ryan Urges Residents to Utilize “Super Saturday” Program

Mar 27, 2008

 

Check for $300 for single adults and $600 for married couples if they have at least $3,000 in qualifying income will help ease economic hardship

 

 

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-17) today urged district residents to go to their nearest IRS support center and file paperwork making them eligible for their economic stimulus check. The IRS announced yesterday that their offices will be open THIS Saturday in order to help people who do not already file income tax returns but are eligible to receive tax rebates of up to $300 for single adults and $600 for married couples provided they have at least $3000 in qualifying income.

 

“I urge our residents who are eligible to receive these checks to go and fill out their paperwork this weekend,” said Congressman Ryan. “This is not a long term fix for our economic problems, but will help ease the pain in these exceptionally tough times.”

 

Residents who receive any combination of earned income such as wages, nontaxable combat pay and certain benefits from Social Security, Veterans Affairs and Railroad Retirement are eligible.

 

The IRS this week is mailing 20.5 million Social Security and Veterans Affairs recipients a Package 1040A-3 that contains all the information they need to file a return immediately. Railroad Retirement recipients, low-income individuals and military personnel with nontaxable combat pay also can use the package if they need to file solely to receive the payment.

Operating hours on Saturday will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., although some may be open longer. IRS employees will help prepare the Form 1040A returns for low-income workers, retirees, disabled veterans and others. IRS field assistance personnel also will visit nursing homes and similar locations to prepare returns. A list of local “Super Saturday” Locations can be found below:

 

Akron:
2 S. Main St,. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
(Ellett Branch Library)

2470 E. Market St. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

 

Youngstown:
10 E. Commerce St. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

 

Forms can also be picked up at the Warren-Trumbull Regional Library in downtown Warren.