It's a fact that the government is giving out roughly $15 million in tax relief checks to all those who filed their tax returns this year. Even if your income is not big enough to be taxable, which means you filed a return but weren’t obliged to pay any taxes, you will anyway receive a tax rebate check, of value around $300.
Of course, you'll receive a higher sum if you in fact did pay taxes. You can get up to $600 in your tax relief check, more if you filed your return with your spouse. In this case, you are entitled to receive what is known as a couple rebate of $1,200. Married couples also receive higher amount if they have children, who are listed as their dependents. Each child who is dependent can add $300 per child to your tax relief check.
Looks like good news, doesn't it? Unfortunately, this doesn’t really reflect our current economy. The government isn't paying off rewards from a surplus in taxes paid. The opposite, it is trying to have more people who pay their taxes and is seeking to prevent more and more debt from recurring. The government is trying to avoid the consequences of a possible recession and is trying to find means to bring the dollar back to its past glory.
Putting aside giving out tax relief checks, IRS gives other forms of tax relief - provided you present the necessary applications are presented with evidence that you qualify for these relief programs. These would be better handled by a professional tax lawyer that you could employ - like tax attorneys and certified public accountants.