Paying for Your Next RV Trip
Use Your Economic Stimulus Rebate
to pay for your RVing Activities
Paying for Your Next RV Trip
If you are looking for ways to pay for your RV activities this upcoming season, consider the additional
payment millions of Americans received in 2008, and the increased payments due to reduced withholding  
taxes in 2009 on W-2 and 1099-R income and the $250/individual payment to Social Security beneficiaries
as part of the two sets of
Economic Stimulus Package legislation passed in 2008 and 2009.

Stimulus payments were direct-deposited for taxpayers selecting the direct-deposit option when they filed
their 2007 tax returns. Taxpayers who have already filed with direct deposit won't need to do anything else to
receive the stimulus payment. For taxpayers who haven't filed their 2007 returns yet, the IRS reminds them
that direct deposit is the fastest way to get both regular refunds and stimulus payments.

Basic Eligibility for the 2008 payments - The IRS used the 2007 tax return to determine eligibility and
calculate the basic amount of the payment. In most cases, the payment will equal the amount of tax liability on
the return with a maximum amount of $600 for individuals ($1,200 for taxpayers who file a joint return) and a
minimum of $300 for individuals ($600 for taxpayers who file a joint return).

Even those who have little or no tax liability may qualify for a minimum payment of $300 ($600 if filing a joint
return) if their tax return reflects $3,000 or more in qualifying income. For the purpose of the stimulus
payments, qualifying income consists of earned income such as wages and net self-employment income as
well as Social Security or certain Railroad Retirement benefits and veterans’ disability compensation, pension
or survivors’ benefits received from the Department of Veterans Affairs in 2007. However, Supplemental
Security Income (SSI) does not count as qualifying income for the stimulus payment.”

Those who have earned income above $3,000 and Social Security recipients, certain Railroad retirees, and
those who receive the veterans’ benefits mentioned above needed to file a 2007 return in order to notify the
IRS of their qualifying income.

Please visit the
IRS website on the Internet for additional information and details about the eligibility and
amounts of these payments.

Basic Eligibility for the 2009 payments - The 2009 payments were processed automatically and no action
is required on the part of the taxpayers. RVers in the work force will find that their FICA payroll taxes for 2009
have been reduced. Retirees receiving pension income that is reported on 1099-R will also have reduced
taxes taken out. Retirees on Social Security should have received $250/individual in May 2009.

Other Savings Options – Don’t forget the campground and RV resort savings available with your RV clubs,
such as KOA,
Good Sam, FMCA, and Passport America. RVers who enjoy great steak along with great
prices  can   




















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