Based on my social security number, I was supposed to receive my stimulus check last week. Instead I got a letter from the IRS telling me that I am entitled to an economic stimulus check and the amount. "You can expect your payment by.. Well, I am still waiting. The notice says to contact the IRS if you don't get your check within 6 weeks of the notice. Sounds like one of those rebate deals when you buy a new printer!
Even if this letter was computer generated, someone had to send it to me and I assume millions were mailed. Isn't this a waste of paper, manpower and postage? I'm still trying to figure out why they didn't just let qualified recipients deduct the amount from their tax returns in the first place.
Please, no comments like "you should have used Direct Deposit." I owed a small amount in April and mailed the IRS a check. Anyway, that's not my point. I don't expect to receive much, but it's the whole process that is irritating me since I'm pretty good with budgeting and, even using my primitive balancing methods, sending this notice is a total waste of my tax dollars. But what do I know? I'm only a Plebeian waiting for my crust of bread from the Patrician Council.