According to the AP:
WASHINGTON – Don’t be alarmed. More than 130 million households will get letters from the Internal Revenue Service beginning next week and the news is good.
The letters are part of an effort to ensure people do not miss out if they are eligible for a tax rebate check under the recently passed $168 billion economic aide plan.
The IRS is reminding people to file a 2007 tax return so they will receive the payment.
Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said his department and the IRS would work hard to get the word out. “For the majority of Americans, all they will need to do is file a tax return,” Paulson said in a statement.
He said the IRS would work with the Veterans Affairs Department, the Social Security Administration and private groups such as AARP to “reach those who do not normally file a return and ensure they know how to get their stimulus payment this year.”