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Duck Dog
03-21-2008, 07:45 AM
I might drop the entire amount into my IRA. Maybe I'll just spend it recklessly. I haven't decided yet.

Here's the payment schedule.

http://tinyurl.com/25h64d

Here's the payment calculator.

http://www.irs.gov/app/espc/

ArrowheadHawk
03-21-2008, 07:47 AM
Here's the payment schedule.

http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0Hello - commatard on the loose.id=180247,00.html (http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0Hello%20-%20commatard%20on%20the%20loose.id=180247,00.html)

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Fire Me Boy!
03-21-2008, 07:48 AM
I'll be getting mine direct deposited around May 2. I'll be paying off debt/moving expenses.

DaFace
03-21-2008, 07:49 AM
Buying a couch and loveseat probably.

The "commatard" filter ruined the link, so here's a redirect to it. Duck Dog, feel free to add this to the header.

http://tinyurl.com/25h64d

Duck Dog
03-21-2008, 07:54 AM
Buying a couch and loveseat probably.

The "commatard" filter ruined the link, so here's a redirect to it. Duck Dog, feel free to add this to the header.

http://tinyurl.com/25h64d

Thanks.

Mr. Plow
03-21-2008, 08:04 AM
Probably paying off a little debt then putting the rest towards a trip with the wife.

Dartgod
03-21-2008, 08:11 AM
It's going into our vacation fund for a Carribean trip next year.

Reerun_KC
03-21-2008, 08:13 AM
paying taxes with mine... By the time we get done getting raped by the govt and state, there will be nothing left....

King_Chief_Fan
03-21-2008, 08:17 AM
I am not eligble for one. Glad for those who are.

Saggysack
03-21-2008, 08:18 AM
Pay off the remaining balance of one of the cars and pay off a couple CC's with small balances. Redirecting those payments to them into something else. Nothing else more logical for my family.

Lzen
03-21-2008, 08:19 AM
I am using it for vacation to Disney in June. :)

Pestilence
03-21-2008, 08:19 AM
Sweet....thanks for the link. I'll be getting mine May 9th and I'll be using it to pay off some bills.

ExtremeChief
03-21-2008, 08:23 AM
Might try to build a deck

KChiefsQT
03-21-2008, 08:24 AM
Going right in my savings... it's in desperate need of a little boost!

Fish
03-21-2008, 08:30 AM
My "Keep America slightly more content" check will go straight to booze and pork products.....

Fire Me Boy!
03-21-2008, 08:30 AM
Someone's gotta need a fridge!!!

Duck Dog
03-21-2008, 08:34 AM
Someone's gotta need a fridge!!!

LOL. Reminds me of Donnie Baker always trying to sell his boat.

eazyb81
03-21-2008, 08:40 AM
Paying off my car loan. It will be awesome to have an extra $300 a month.

CosmicPal
03-21-2008, 08:41 AM
I'm not getting one...:(

Spott
03-21-2008, 08:42 AM
Looks like I will get it direct deposited on May 9th. I have no bills to pay off, but my cheap ass will likely just put the money in the bank and not spend any of it.

DenverChief
03-21-2008, 08:42 AM
Oh prolly get one of these and drop the rest in savings

http://www.davesguns.com/serverpics/FirearmsPage/Glock23C-01.jpg

Fire Me Boy!
03-21-2008, 08:54 AM
Oh prolly get one of these and drop the rest in savings

I've been wanting the Glock 27 .40.

Simply Red
03-21-2008, 09:03 AM
Not getting one.

DenverChief
03-21-2008, 09:04 AM
I've been wanting the Glock 27 .40.

you must have big hands eh?

Hoover
03-21-2008, 09:04 AM
I'll be paying my taxes with it...

Rain Man
03-21-2008, 09:06 AM
I'm giving mine to a person who doesn't pay taxes, because they obviously deserve it more than me.

Simply Red
03-21-2008, 09:07 AM
I'm giving mine to a person who doesn't pay taxes, because they obviously deserve it more than me.

ROFL:clap:

Rain Man
03-21-2008, 09:07 AM
Oh prolly get one of these and drop the rest in savings


Can you take that to Congress and make them give me my money?

DenverChief
03-21-2008, 09:09 AM
Can you take that to Congress and make them give me my money?

:LOL: I'd be glad to lend it to you for your "hunting trip" ;)

Fire Me Boy!
03-21-2008, 09:10 AM
you must have big hands eh?

I've fired that one before, and I like the way it feels. :harumph:

I also liked my dad's old snub-nose .38 special.

DenverChief
03-21-2008, 09:13 AM
I've fired that one before, and I like the way it feels. :harumph:

I also liked my dad's old snub-nose .38 special.

:LOL: that is all that matters....I have to have the compact Glocks my hands aren't big enough for the full size ...well they are but it just doesn't feel comfortable

patteeu
03-21-2008, 09:21 AM
I'm gonna hook up with kristen for half an hour or so.

AZORChiefFan
03-21-2008, 09:21 AM
Funding a trip - to your moms butt!!! - HELLO!!!!!!!!!!!

Actually gonna use this 'stimulus' to fund our trip to Oregon.

kepp
03-21-2008, 09:23 AM
Two words: Doggy Ramp

Chest Rockwell
03-21-2008, 09:27 AM
Either pay off some debt or tack it onto the down payment for a new place.

Hooray relocation.

AZORChiefFan
03-21-2008, 09:27 AM
Two words: Doggy Ramp

That sound kinda dirty but a quick search on Urban Dictionary showed nothing.

SO I take it this is a ramp used by a dog/s of some sort?

DaFace
03-21-2008, 09:32 AM
That sound kinda dirty but a quick search on Urban Dictionary showed nothing.

SO I take it this is a ramp used by a dog/s of some sort?

Nothing dirty. Just a small running joke that started here:

http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=174928

Donger
03-21-2008, 09:40 AM
"Throw it on the pile, I suppose."

Mr. Laz
03-21-2008, 09:51 AM
buy gas

TrebMaxx
03-21-2008, 09:53 AM
I am going to get me an AR-15. A3 upper with a red dot sight, with the hope of eventually getting a ACOG on it. Thinking I better do it now in case the Dems ban em.

Lzen
03-21-2008, 10:03 AM
I am using it for vacation to Disney in June. :)

I should say for spending cash on my trip. Not for the actual trip down and tix.

DJ's left nut
03-21-2008, 10:03 AM
Pool Table

InChiefsHell
03-21-2008, 10:07 AM
Pay off debt.

Bowser
03-21-2008, 10:14 AM
Liquor and whores!

DenverChief
03-21-2008, 10:14 AM
I am going to get me an AR-15. A3 upper with a red dot sight, with the hope of eventually getting a ACOG on it. Thinking I better do it now in case the Dems ban em.


I hate you I take it you are getting $1200?

TrebMaxx
03-21-2008, 10:24 AM
I hate you I take it you are getting $1200?

Yep! :D

NewChief
03-21-2008, 10:40 AM
Same thing I do with all my extra cash: home renovation.

I think this will go toward either landscaping, a carport, or a driveway repave. Obviously, it won't get us there on the latter two, but it will help out.

BWillie
03-21-2008, 10:53 AM
Economic stimulus check? WTF..is this just a fancy way of saying your tax rebate (if you get one)?

Fire Me Boy!
03-21-2008, 10:57 AM
Economic stimulus check? WTF..is this just a fancy way of saying your tax rebate (if you get one)?

No, you're going to get another in May. $600 for single people, $1200 if you filed jointly. Obviously, there are limitations and stipulations... but basically, if you made over $3K and filed this year and don't make more than $75K as a single, you'll get the check/direct deposit.

vailpass
03-21-2008, 10:57 AM
We don't qualify for a rebate. Can you believe that bullshit? Apparently the more you put in the less you get out. There is something wrong with that picture.

BWillie
03-21-2008, 11:03 AM
No, you're going to get another in May. $600 for single people, $1200 if you filed jointly. Obviously, there are limitations and stipulations... but basically, if you made over $3K and filed this year and don't make more than $75K as a single, you'll get the check/direct deposit.

!!!!!

Since when does this happen? Is this something new being done this year to try to jump start our hampering economy? What do I have to do to see if I qualify? I already filed my taxes and received my rebate checks and I fall into the category you are talking about. $600 would come in handy right now.

vailpass
03-21-2008, 11:04 AM
!!!!!

Since when does this happen? Is this something new being done this year to try to jump start our hampering economy? What do I have to do to see if I qualify? I already filed my taxes and received my rebate checks and I fall into the category you are talking about. $600 would come in handy right now.

No offense BWill but where the **** have you been hiding?

beavis
03-21-2008, 11:05 AM
!!!!!

Since when does this happen? Is this something new being done this year to try to jump start our hampering economy? What do I have to do to see if I qualify? I already filed my taxes and received my rebate checks and I fall into the category you are talking about. $600 would come in handy right now.

Dude, watch the news once in a while. I'm in freakin' Euroland and I know about it.

beavis
03-21-2008, 11:05 AM
I know this is very un-American of me, but I plan on putting mine in the bank. Their plan failed on me!

a1na2
03-21-2008, 11:19 AM
I know this is very un-American of me, but I plan on putting mine in the bank. Their plan failed on me!

Is the money is basically an interest free loan against your taxes next year? If you get money will it be deducted from your return in 2009?

Mine goes to the bank as well. I'm not rich but I have what I need. What I want is another issue but as long as we have what we need and the grand kids have what they need we are OK.

CHIEF4EVER
03-21-2008, 11:20 AM
What are you going to do with your economic stimulus check?

Buy a gallon of diesel for my rig.

beavis
03-21-2008, 11:23 AM
Is the money is basically an interest free loan against your taxes next year? If you get money will it be deducted from your return in 2009?

I've heard several people mention that, but no, it's a tax rebate.

Dallas Chief
03-21-2008, 11:24 AM
We don't qualify for a rebate. Can you believe that bullshit? Apparently the more you put in the less you get out. There is something wrong with that picture.
I'm with you onthis one. I can't beleive it. Biggest crock of BS ever.:cuss:

Donger
03-21-2008, 11:25 AM
Is the money is basically an interest free loan against your taxes next year? If you get money will it be deducted from your return in 2009?

Mine goes to the bank as well. I'm not rich but I have what I need. What I want is another issue but as long as we have what we need and the grand kids have what they need we are OK.

Q. Is my stimulus payment taxable?

A. No. You will not owe tax on your payment when you file your 2008 federal income tax return. But you should keep a copy of the IRS letter you receive later this year listing the amount of your payment. In the event you do not qualify for the full amount this year but you do next year, you will need to have the letter as a record of the amount you previously received.

Q. Will the payment I receive in 2008 reduce my 2008 refund or increase the amount I owe for 2008?

A. No, the stimulus payment will not reduce your refund or increase the amount you owe when you file your 2008 return.

DTLB58
03-21-2008, 11:26 AM
Add it to the savings account, cha ching

Donger
03-21-2008, 11:26 AM
We don't qualify for a rebate. Can you believe that bullshit? Apparently the more you put in the less you get out. There is something wrong with that picture.

Stop being so greedy.

KCTitus
03-21-2008, 11:31 AM
HDTV, bidges...that's what Im getting.

Thanks, Vailpass.

El Jefe
03-21-2008, 11:31 AM
Put it in the bank, or put 3/4 of it in the bank and buy some fishing gear with the rest.

Fire Me Boy!
03-21-2008, 11:32 AM
!!!!!

Since when does this happen? Is this something new being done this year to try to jump start our hampering economy? What do I have to do to see if I qualify? I already filed my taxes and received my rebate checks and I fall into the category you are talking about. $600 would come in handy right now.

:eek:

Do you ever ... like... read or watch TV? It was announced and has been a fairly large topic of discussion for two months.

vailpass
03-21-2008, 12:02 PM
HDTV, bidges...that's what Im getting.

Thanks, Vailpass.

Enjoy mother****er.:D

JBucc
03-21-2008, 12:07 PM
Put it in a shoebox for safe keeping. I'll probably need it when we go into Great Depression 2: Revenge of the Grapes.

L.A. Chieffan
03-21-2008, 12:09 PM
An overnight bag from Jean-Paul Gaultier I've had my eye on.

CrazyPhuD
03-21-2008, 12:12 PM
I'll take my rebate check + $1 and buy something off the value menu. Oooh the joys of living in a high cost of living area.

L.A. Chieffan
03-21-2008, 12:13 PM
I live in the American Gardens Building on W. 81st Street on the 11th floor.

Iowanian
03-21-2008, 12:18 PM
dr bills, home repair, tax on new family American made Sedan.

wutamess
03-21-2008, 12:19 PM
Straight as an arrow to savings.
Much needed considering my recent layoff.

Iowanian
03-21-2008, 12:21 PM
I'm using this thread to create a list of people to ask for money for pet projects.

thank you daddy's warbucks.

Baconeater
03-21-2008, 12:29 PM
I'm going to spend mine on bottled water, SPAM, guns and ammunition in anticipation of the collapse of society.

DenverChief
03-21-2008, 12:32 PM
I'm going to spend mine on bottled water, SPAM, guns and ammunition in anticipation of the collapse of society.


LMAO:clap: hey wait that was my idea:cuss:

BigMeatballDave
03-21-2008, 02:23 PM
Mine will be direct deposited and most likely stay there. Not sure, really...

BigMeatballDave
03-21-2008, 02:25 PM
dr bills, home repair, tax on new family American assembled Sedan.FYP

BigMeatballDave
03-21-2008, 02:38 PM
!!!!!

Since when does this happen? Is this something new being done this year to try to jump start our hampering economy? What do I have to do to see if I qualify? I already filed my taxes and received my rebate checks and I fall into the category you are talking about. $600 would come in handy right now.WTF dude? You live under a rock?

a1na2
03-21-2008, 02:41 PM
WTF dude? You live under a rock?

I know guys that live under rocks and have gotten the news. Hell, even guys in Texas have heard the news!

alnorth
03-21-2008, 02:45 PM
Going right into my ING Direct money market account. I'm currently building up my emergency fund, but that might eventually turn into a down payment for a house. I'm not jumping in unprepared, I want a nice down payment before I think about a mortgage.

BWillie
03-21-2008, 04:41 PM
WTF dude? You live under a rock?

Hey...I only watch ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPNNU, and Two and a Half men. How am I supposed to know. Was I supposed to get one last year too? Cuz I never did.

I conferred with some colleagues and they knew about it but said the check if you are single will be from $0 to $600. Not a guarantee of $600. How do you guestimmate what your check will be?

Halfcan
03-21-2008, 04:46 PM
I am going to buy QT a fence to keep the Coyotes out and also a years supply of paper bags with mouth holes for Iowanian's wife.

CrazyPhuD
03-21-2008, 04:48 PM
Being that the government wasted $42 to send out notes to everyone saying 'hey the stimulus package is coming'. What do you think the odds of the government sending $0 checks to people who don't qualify? I'd say 50-50 ROFL

Rain Man
03-21-2008, 04:52 PM
Hey...I only watch ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPNNU, and Two and a Half men. How am I supposed to know. Was I supposed to get one last year too? Cuz I never did.


You must've missed the Very Special Episode of Two and a Half Men where they got their check and then invested it in heavy industry.

And I recommend that you write a very nasty letter to the IRS about not getting one last year.

Halfcan
03-21-2008, 04:53 PM
Being that the government wasted $42 to send out notes to everyone saying 'hey the stimulus package is coming'. What do you think the odds of the government sending $0 checks to people who don't qualify? I'd say 50-50 ROFL

Or young dudes open their check envelopes and find a Draft notice.

DaFace
03-21-2008, 04:53 PM
Hey...I only watch ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPNNU, and Two and a Half men. How am I supposed to know. Was I supposed to get one last year too? Cuz I never did.

I conferred with some colleagues and they knew about it but said the check if you are single will be from $0 to $600. Not a guarantee of $600. How do you guestimmate what your check will be?

I might drop the entire amount into my IRA. Maybe I'll just spend it recklessly. I haven't decided yet.

Here's the payment schedule.

http://tinyurl.com/25h64d

Here's the payment calculator.

http://www.irs.gov/app/espc/

rad
03-21-2008, 05:25 PM
Q. Is my stimulus payment taxable?

A. No. You will not owe tax on your payment when you file your 2008 federal income tax return. But you should keep a copy of the IRS letter you receive later this year listing the amount of your payment. In the event you do not qualify for the full amount this year but you do next year, you will need to have the letter as a record of the amount you previously received.

Q. Will the payment I receive in 2008 reduce my 2008 refund or increase the amount I owe for 2008?

A. No, the stimulus payment will not reduce your refund or increase the amount you owe when you file your 2008 return.


I think he was asking about next years taxes, 2009. I wouldn't be suprised...

If that's the case, I'm taking mine up to Canada and spending it there. All $2100. That'll show 'em.

chagrin
03-21-2008, 05:34 PM
I have to pay the IRS with it :(
fuggin sucks, I owe them 500 so they'll just keep it, I think.

ChiefaRoo
03-21-2008, 07:03 PM
Non stop whorez and I'm installing one of those chinese baskets at my pad.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Chinese+basket+job

blueballs
03-21-2008, 07:23 PM
Doctor can you fix this birth certificate
to 12/31/07 11:59 pm

BWillie
03-21-2008, 07:46 PM
haha this rules. Re-elect Bush. Re-elect Bush. He gives me six hundred dollars to spend on booze and strippers and I got no beef with him.

macdawg
03-21-2008, 08:15 PM
number of things I'm planning on purchasing.

lasic eye surgery ($3500), new computer tower ($700 or so), hd tv ($1400), engagement ring for my gal (planning on spending $5000 or so), need to have some money saved up for a down payment on a house for when my lease is up in 10 months.

Odds are I will be saving my economic stimulus check and whatever I can from my day job paychecks and go after some of these big purchases one by one over the next year or so.

alnorth
03-21-2008, 08:16 PM
haha this rules. Re-elect Bush. Re-elect Bush. He gives me six hundred dollars to spend on booze and strippers and I got no beef with him.

I dont think he's on the ballot. The little note you get in the mail credits both Bush and the US Congress, so this could be a ploy by the Dem majority to win over votes, since they somehow managed to have an approval rating even lower than Bush.

kstater
03-21-2008, 08:19 PM
number of things I'm planning on purchasing.

lasic eye surgery ($3500), new computer tower ($700 or so), hd tv ($1400), engagement ring for my gal (planning on spending $5000 or so), need to have some money saved up for a down payment on a house for when my lease is up in 10 months.



Good Gawd, how many kids do you have?

Delano
03-21-2008, 09:52 PM
I want to buy a 47-50 inch HDTV.

I also need to build an entertainment unit as well, so I'll buy some supplies with the rest. Birch plywood, finish boards, glue, screws, and stain.

mrpopo
03-22-2008, 10:55 AM
pay off bills bills bills.

DaFace
05-02-2008, 09:01 AM
Bump.

mlyonsd
05-02-2008, 09:05 AM
I'm doing my part by buying a new tv and dishwasher.

Rain Man
05-02-2008, 09:07 AM
Congress is stealing mine and giving it to poor people.

I know I've said that before, but it's worth repeating.

Bill Lundberg
05-02-2008, 10:01 AM
Congress is stealing mine and giving it to poor people.

I know I've said that before, but it's worth repeating.

Don't feel bad the bastards took mine too

InChiefsHell
05-02-2008, 10:03 AM
Congress is stealing mine and giving it to poor people.

I know I've said that before, but it's worth repeating.

And as one of the poor, let me say thank you...

...now, gimme more bitch!!

...Yeah, this "stimulus" is a joke, but I'll take every penny from those bastards that they'll give me.

Easy 6
05-02-2008, 11:00 AM
i'm doing exactly what they dont want me to do...paying bills.

afchiefs
05-02-2008, 11:06 AM
I'm goning fishing with Tiffany Shepard. :whackit:

mlyonsd
05-02-2008, 11:12 AM
Congress is stealing mine and giving it to poor people.

I know I've said that before, but it's worth repeating.

Pack up some dirty dishes and send them over and I'll wash them for you when I get the new dishwasher. It's the least I can do.

stlchiefs
05-02-2008, 11:19 AM
Oh prolly get one of these and drop the rest in savings

http://www.davesguns.com/serverpics/FirearmsPage/Glock23C-01.jpg

I don't know how many people heard about it, but an online dealer is offering guns At Cost through 5/2. It might be something those here would like to check out. This online dealer was one who sold the VT shooter a gun and is trying to lawfully arm those who desire to C&C.

http://www.thegunsource.com/store/Content.aspx?ckey=Guns_at_Cost

stlchiefs
05-02-2008, 11:33 AM
And I recommend that you write a very nasty letter to the IRS about not getting one last year.

You'd be well advised to model your letter off of that written by the great Wesley Snipes. A few points that you should definitely make include:

Warn the government that their "illegal collection action" will result in "significant personal liability" for those involved and that pursuit of such a high profile target (as BWillie) will open the door for your increased collateral risk,"

I would end by stating: "I certainly don't believe this is in your best interest and can be avoided."

http://www.ocala.com/article/20080124/BREAKING_NEWS/790471096/1053/BREAKING_NEWS

alnorth
05-02-2008, 11:35 AM
Congress is stealing mine and giving it to poor people.

I know I've said that before, but it's worth repeating.

*point Rain Man*

*Nelson Muntz laugh*

kepp
05-08-2008, 09:58 AM
Okay, I'm in the second wave of direct deposit payments and I haven't received it yet. Has anyone else that is in the second wave received their stimulus check yet?

mlyonsd
05-08-2008, 10:01 AM
Has anyone else that is in the second wave received their stimulus check yet?

I'm guessing Rain Man hasn't.

Frazod
05-08-2008, 10:03 AM
I spent my tax refund recklessly. The stimulus checks are going towards bills/savings.

kepp
05-08-2008, 10:08 AM
I'm guessing Rain Man hasn't.

But he has provided a second wave of relief to the poor...bless his heart.

patteeu
05-08-2008, 10:31 AM
But he has provided a second wave of relief to the poor...bless his heart.

A third wave if you count his bicycle.

L.A. Chieffan
05-08-2008, 10:32 AM
Blow & whores?

Hey, it's a recession for them too.

Rain Man
05-08-2008, 10:38 AM
A third wave if you count his bicycle.

Ah, yes. The Crack Supply Act of 2006.

BigChiefFan
05-08-2008, 10:38 AM
We'll all just give it back to the oil companies.

talastan
05-08-2008, 10:39 AM
We'll all just give it back to the oil companies.

Yup!! Damn I need to get me some stock in those Oil companies. :hmmm:

Frazod
05-08-2008, 10:39 AM
We'll all just give it back to the oil companies.

Good point.

Perhaps I'll use mine as a downpayment on a more fuel efficient car.

patteeu
05-08-2008, 10:41 AM
Ah, yes. The Crack Supply Act of 2006.

You've got a huge heart for the down and out. :)

sedated
05-08-2008, 10:48 AM
Good point.

Perhaps I'll use mine as a downpayment on a more fuel efficient car.

I can get 70 miles to the gallon on this hog

<img src="http://images.art.com/images/-/Dumb-Dumber--C10114302.jpeg">

Al Bundy
05-08-2008, 11:10 AM
Posted via Mobile Device

kepp
05-08-2008, 11:12 AM
Posted via Mobile Device

Have we found the bike thief, perhaps?

Adept Havelock
05-08-2008, 01:04 PM
Pay off what credit card debt I have, I suppose.

El Jefe
05-09-2008, 09:01 AM
Put it in the bank, or put 3/4 of it in the bank and buy some fishing gear with the rest.

Plans changed I only ended up getting $383 instead of $600, the entire $383 will go toward funding on my crown that I need on one my back teeth.

Rain Man
05-09-2008, 09:25 AM
Have we found the bike thief, perhaps?

Yeah, that can't be a coincidence.

kstater
05-16-2008, 03:42 PM
I bought a SkyCaddie SG2
An XBOX 360, a 2nd controller and a couple of games.


I went a little over the $600.

Guru
05-16-2008, 03:49 PM
Guess this will cover the balance I just paid off on AMEX for my vacation. Since it is actually going to pay off my bill it doesn't help the economy. I feel great. heh

Coach
05-16-2008, 03:50 PM
Put it in the savings for a time being. Then will go towards my school loan.