24,000 could lose stimulus payment
About 24,463 Hawaii retirees and disabled veterans might qualify for an economic stimulus payment but have yet to file claim to it, the Internal Revenue Service announced yesterday.
Not normally required to file a tax return, certain Social Security and Veterans Affairs benefit recipients must file to receive a stimulus payment.
Although the April 15 deadline has passed, those individuals -- some retirees, disabled veterans and others -- may still file a tax return.
If in the qualifying income bracket, those eligible could receive $300 or $600 (for married couples). To receive payment, a federal tax return must be filed by Oct. 15.
For free tax-preparation assistance, call the AARP Information Office on Oahu at 843-1906, Aloha United Way at (877) 275-6569, or visit www.irs.gov.
Upcoming events to help eligible individuals with economic stimulus payment filing:
» 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday and July 25, Waipahu Community Association, 94-340 Waipahu Depot St.
» 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 31, Oahu Veterans Center, 1298 Kukila St.
» Sept. 19-21, Oahu Seniors Fair, Neal Blaisdell Center