But that's not the best part. I got my letter this weekend, and it ends with this paragraph:
All individuals receiving payments will receive a notice and additional information shortly before the payment is made. In the meantime, for additional information, please visit the IRS website at www.irs.gov.
So we sent out a letter to let you know you'll get a letter to let you know you're getting a check. Awesome.
Can I assume that the second round of letters will also cost taxpayers about $42 million?
Seniors and some veterans, who often do not have to file a tax return, are going to get a separate letter. In discussing this whole situation with an IRS spokesman, he mentioned that there have already been some scams with people calling senior citizens and fishing for bank account information so they could allegedly deposit the stimulus payment.
Of course, my version of the $42 million letter made no mention of this. Perhaps the next $42 million letter will.
At any rate, it might be a good idea to call your grandmother and make sure she knows not to give out any personal financial information over the phone. All she has to do is file a tax return to get the stimulus check.