Alexander Announces "Super Saturday": IRS Representatives Available at 19 Locations Across the State to Assist Tennesseans for Economic Stimulus Rebate Checks

Posted on March 27, 2008

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today encouraged Tennesseans with questions about their eligibility for rebate checks under the recently passed economic growth legislation to consult an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) representative this Saturday, March 29, at one of 19 locations across the state. Super Saturday is designed to help those eligible for the payments fill out the necessary tax return form to ensure that they receive their rebate check. The IRS is opening these locations free of charge to all Tennesseans – part of approximately 320 IRS offices to be opened nationwide – to reach out to those who are eligible to receive the economic stimulus payment but who are normally not required to file an income tax return. Retirees, veterans and low-income workers will be able to get help in preparing the simple Form 1040A for people who are filing a return solely to receive their stimulus payment. “I am glad that the IRS is making an effort to reach out and help everyone eligible get their stimulus payment,” Alexander said. “The purpose of this bill is to put more money into the hands of individual Americans and employers so that we grow the economy, and this effort by the IRS will ensure that everyone eligible to receive the rebate knows how to get it. I encourage people across the state to take advantage of these Saturday office openings.” Millions of Americans who do not pay federal income taxes may be eligible for a $300 payment ($600 for married couples) if they have at least $3,000 in qualifying income. Qualifying income is defined as any combination of earned income such as wages, nontaxable combat pay and certain benefits from Social Security, Veterans Affairs and Railroad Retirement. Many households also will be eligible for an additional $300 for each child younger than 17. Super Saturday, part of an extensive outreach effort by the IRS, is a one-day event for which Americans can plan in advance. It also highlights the need for all taxpayers to file as soon as possible to avoid the April 15 rush. Below is a list of times and locations for Super Saturday in Tennessee: CHATTANOOGA -Eastgate Mall City Center, 5600 Brainerd Rd. 10 am - 4 pm -IRS Office, 5740 Uptain Rd. 9 am - 3 pm CLARKSVILLE -Clarksville-Montgomery Co. Library, 350 Pageant Lane 10 am - 2 pm CLEVELAND -Northeast Recreation Center, 264 Berry St. 10 am - 12 noon HUNTINGDON -Carroll Co. Library, 625 High St. 9 am - 12 noon JACKSON -IRS Office, 109 S. Highland 9 am - 3 pm JOHNSON CITY -IRS Office, 2513 Wesley St. 9 am - 3 pm KNOXVILLE -Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, 1807 Dandridge 10 am – 1 pm -LT Ross, 2247 Western Ave. 9 am – 1 pm -Goodwill Industries, 5307 Kingston Pike 10 am – 4 pm -IRS Office, 710 Locust St. 9 am - 3 pm LENOIR CITY -City Hall, 600 E. Broadway 9 am – 3 pm MEMPHIS -Macy's, 1300 Southland Mall 11 am - 2 pm -Cummings St. Baptist Church, 781 Raines St. 9 am - 3 pm -IRS Office, 22 N. Front St. 9 am - 3 pm MORRISTOWN -Douglas Cherokee Econ. Auth., 534 East 1st North St. 8 am – 3 pm NASHVILLE -United Way, 250 Venture Way 10 am - 5 pm -IRS Office, 801 Broadway 9 am - 3 pm STRAWBERRY PLAINS -Larry Humphrey’s home, 3264 Blue Springs Rd. 10 am – 6 pm One Tennessee site is open Friday, March 28 -- VFW Post 1294, 30 John Threadgill Dr., Lexington, 9 am - 12 noon ###